Pharmacist at Diadem Consults Initiative Limited / GTE

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Pharmacist

Location: Obio-Akpor KP OSS, Rivers
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Pharmacist will work in the Pharmacy Unit to ensure excellent delivery of pharmaceutical care and uninterrupted supply of anti-retroviral medications at the field or community and facility level.
  • S/he will support the integration of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services (Pre & Post exposure prophylaxis services, ART, Sexually Transmitted Infections) to Key Populations in line with current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations and national guidelines both at the One-Stop-Shop, DICs and through community ART teams and report performance indicators as appropriate.
  • S/he will dispense Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and other medications in line with approved regimens and standards in appropriate packaging with clear instructions.
  • S/he will provide medication-related counseling, including reinforcing adherence and advising on potential side effects and drug interactions.
  • Ensure clients retention in care by Identifying and supporting follow-up of clients who do not return for refills of their ARVs and those who have experienced Interruption in Treatment (IIT).
  • Contributing to decision making on treatment and care for individual clients
  • Ensure Good Pharmaceutical Practice (GPP) and standards
  • Contribute to forecasting /quantification of health commodities and monitoring of drug distributions
  • Oversee drug logistics i.e., stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock out and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system
  • Assess the functionality of existing pharmaceutical management systems and develop implementation plans that prioritize and address gaps
  • Oversee quality assurance systems at the OSS by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensuring proper documentation, side effects monitoring (pharmacovigilance) and reducing dispensing errors.
  • Identify needs for information resources—for example, ART guidelines and drug information for medication counseling.
  • Address emerging problems as client numbers increase
  • S/he is an essential part of the retention and case management team in monitoring adherence; working with clients and other health service providers to address difficulties.
  • Ensure timely submission of quality reports through the appropriate channels.
  • Doubles as focal persons for TB_PREV including proper electronic and hardcopy documentations.
  • Undertake other activities as assigned by the Program Manager or Senior Technical Lead.

Qualifications
Minimum Education / Training Requirement:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy
  • (B.Pharm) is required. A Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) or related field will be an added advantage.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in care and treatment of HIV/AIDS at the clinical level, a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS thematic areas.
  • Experience with clinical research, ARV programs and familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems are also required.

Application Closing Date
4th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter as one document (in Ms Word or PDF) to: diademconhr@gmail.com using the Job Title and their Full Name as the subject of the email.

Product Location Rivers, Nigeria

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