Job Description

Title: Pharmacist

Company Name: Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Cox's Bazar

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ B. Pharm/ M.Pharm, any reputed university
∎ Registrations with Bangladesh pharmacy Council

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Job Location: Cox`s Bazar
∎ Starting date of Job: August -01, 2022
∎ Duration: 4 Months
∎ Reporting to: Clinic Manager
∎ Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) is a National NGO. GK registered as a Public Charitable Trust in 1972 and started with two visions (a) "the fate of the poor decides fate of the country, and (b) "development of the country depends on development of women."
∎ GK has been active in responding to all significant natural disasters in Bangladesh since 1972 through the mobilization of its own and foreign resources. GK provided food aid, lifesaving medicine and treatments in its operational Upazila during flood of 1987, 1988, 2000, Tornado: 1989, Cyclone and tidal surge: 1985 1991, 1994, Cyclone SIDR 2007, Cyclone AILA 2009 in its operational areas.
∎ GK has experienced partnership with several UN agencies, INGOs, such as UNDP, UNHCR, WFP, WHO, World Bank, European Union, UNHCR, Christian Aid, Action Aid, We Social Movement, French Support Committee, Save the Children, Plan Bangladesh, Medico International and many others.
∎ GK is managing 43 health centers in 19 districts, two hospitals of 250 beds, the largest dialysis center in Bangladesh where 100 people could be treated simultaneously. GK is running one University, Medical College, Dental College, Medical Technical School, Pharmaceutical Industry and a Vocational training school providing short, long and customized courses for distressed women. GK has awarded numerous national and international awards for its work on health and disaster response.
∎ Gonoshasthaya Kendra Bangladesh and its partner Malteser International are two humanitarian organizations in Bangladesh that have been working on emergency programs since September 2017, post-emergency and development. GK is currently implementing a project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and Malteser International (MI) of "Improving the health and nutritional situation of refugees in Cox`s Bazaar and contributing to the peaceful coexistence of refugee and host communities". The goal of this project is to improve the health, nutrition, and psychosocial status of refugees while assisting host communities through health education in community level.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Drug dispensing & proper counselling of the patients.
∎ Implementing an effective stock card & BIN card management.
∎ Trend analysis biweekly.
∎ Preparation of requisition & receiving of supplied medicine accordingly.
∎ Capacity builds up all staff regarding adverse effect, abuse, overuse of medicine.
∎ Record all related information's & reporting on daily basis.
∎ Collection, computerization and analysis of drugs consumption tools.
∎ Before receiving any medicine proper checking date of expired
∎ Implementing a quality drugs supply chain system
∎ Updating dashboard on daily basis.
∎ Organized a physical inventory in facility level on regular basis.
∎ Create a pharmacy with appropriate storage, receiving and packing space and allowing to conduct a full medical inventory
∎ Organize the drugs storage according to international standards (route of administration, alphabetical order of International Non-proprieraty Name, FEFO principle, clear labeling with INN + dosage + pharmaceutical form + expiry date)
∎ Organize drugs and medical supplies for easy distribution and appropriate stock movement records
∎ Organize a monthly Physical inventory & provide the stock balance at the end of each month to GK
∎ Monitor temperature of the pharmacy on a daily basis
∎ Reception and preparation of orders
∎ Order reception:
∎ Check quantities and quality of the received items
∎ Make out an acknowledgement of receipt
∎ Integrate all the items into physical stock
∎ Fill in the stock cards for all the items as the electronic file (Excel)
∎ Order preparation:
∎ Prepare and distribute the drugs according the field requests and projects needs
∎ Check the rationality of the requests
∎ Pack supply requests from the supported facilities in a timely way
∎ Update the stock cards and the electronic file according to the stock movements
∎ Do a feedback to Clinic Manager in case of any problem with the orders
∎ Implementing a quality drugs supply system in line with national and international standards
∎ Participate in analysis of needs, preparation of regular forecasts, calculation of replenishment orders and buffer stocks and initiating timely procurement of medical supplies.
∎ Anticipate needs for medical supplies and alertas soon as the buffer stock will be used
∎ Collection, computerization and analysis of drugs consumption
∎ Ensure that updated stock and consumption records can be provided upon request for any reporting
∎ Assist in development and implementation of drug consumption tools in supported clinics.
∎ Collect the drugs consumption data and do the computerization to ensure their analysis.
∎ Monitor the drugs consumption by establishing/maintaining mechanisms of consumption record and inform Project Coordinator in case of any unusual consumption
∎ Support to GK-MI Primary Health centre and Health Post
∎ Collaborate closely with and build the capacities of paramedics / dispensers of supported clinics
∎ Upon request, organize trainings on drug prescription and drug rationalisation for medical staff
∎ Help to assess needs in supported clinics to drugs storage and dispensation. Propose and fulfill any necessary changes required
∎ Reporting and attendance to different meetings
∎ Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to Project Coordinator
∎ Compile and archive drug consumptions per month and per PHC and HP
∎ Participate in a pro-active way to different meetings.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ Minimum 2 (Two) Years of working Experience in I/NGOs with Humanitarian and Development Sectors.
∎ Good command in English, especially in analytical writing and speaking;
∎ Ability to demonstrate values, core purpose and principles of humanitarian work;
∎ Ability to receive and provide feedback and updates to achieve improved results;
∎ Ability to work under pressure with Self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, respect to diversity, flexibility and adaptability;
∎ Ability to make time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to a new situation;
∎ Ability to document lessons learned and apply them to future projects;
∎ experience in writing reports, concept notes, proposals, meeting minutes, data spread sheet, presentation.
∎ Knowledge of brand and generic drugs
∎ Knowledge of medical terms, abbreviations and pharmacy calculations
∎ Maintaining Pharmacy Equipment
∎ Maintaining Records
∎ Monitoring Supply of Drugs
∎ Monitoring Prescription Inventory for Expired Drugs
∎ Replenishing Automated Dispensing Cabinets
∎ Resolving Billing Discrepancies
∎ Reviewing Expiration Dates on Drugs
∎ Securing Inventory of Drugs
∎ Selecting Appropriate Packing Materials
∎ Staging Drug Deliveries
∎ Software Proficiency: OP Robot and Bar-Code Station
∎ Good communication skills
∎ Ability to cope with stress working in camp environment
∎ Good command of Chitagonian/Rohingya language and Bangla. English language skills an asset.
∎ Flexibility to perform other tasks and take initiative when required.

∎ According to experience

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 24 Jun 2022

Company Information:
∎ 18 Jun 2022
∎ Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Cox's Bazar
∎ Address : 40/ A, Mukti Jodda Shoroni, Saimon Road, Baharchara, Cox's Bazar.
∎ Web :

Category: Medical/Pharma


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