Pharmacy Assistant

Job Description

Title: Pharmacy Assistant

Company Name: Relief International

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Pharmacy will be preferred.
∎ Completed Diploma in Pharmacy in a recognized College
∎ Registration with the Pharmacy Council

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 1 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ As a pharmacy assistant you will be responsible for preparing and administering appropriate pharmaceuticals to patients. You will achieve this either by executing a physician`s order or by addressing the patient`s problems and needs. Assists licensed pharmacist/Physicians in preparing and dispensing drugs to patients and healthcare providers. Verifies that prescriptions are filled correctly and in a timely manner. Interacts with patients in delivering medications and completing other sales transactions. Receives, records, and stores medications coming into the pharmacy. Maintains stock of prescription medications and informs pharmacist/Physician of inventory needs
∎ The job entails a high level of responsibility and knowledge. A pharmacy assistant does not merely hand out prescribed medicine; he/she has the expertise and willingness to assist people and provide them with information and solutions. The pharmacy assistant must be fully qualified to interpret symptoms so that the patient can either be given immediate treatment for a trifling condition or to be referred to the suitable doctor
∎ Department: Health
∎ Duty Station: Ukhiya-ITC or Camp
∎ Position Report to: Pharmacist Supervisor
∎ Expected Start Date: At earliest

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Dispenses prescription medication and other medical products to patients under direction of licensed pharmacist
∎ Counts pills, labels bottles, prices, and compounds medications to prepare prescriptions for patients as directed
∎ Gathers, organizes, and assesses patient information
∎ Supplies patients with information and education on their prescriptions
∎ Monitors prescription-filling process to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and pharmacy policies
∎ Liaises with healthcare providers and patients to obtain correct prescription information
∎ Answers patients' questions about their medications under the supervision of the pharmacist/Physicians
∎ Takes inventory of drugs on hand and records results
∎ Places orders for additional drugs as directed by the pharmacist
∎ Maintains patient information
∎ Label, package and compound pharmaceuticals so that all medications are properly dispensed
∎ Review physician orders and prepare medications accordingly
∎ Monitor patients' drug therapies
∎ Train additional staff within the pharmacy, including interns, students and residents
∎ Make sure all federal and state drug laws are followed, which involves removing expired drugs from the premises, maintaining records of all controlled substances and informing management of any changes that need to be made
∎ Ensure a safe environment is maintained within the pharmacy
∎ Attend workshops and review pharmaceutical publications in order to keep knowledge of practices up-to-date
∎ Any other task assigned by the management

Additional Requirements:
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment
∎ Experience in health related programs.
∎ Knowledge and experience with working in the field, public health sector and in medical emergencies Experience with refugee health will be added as advantage.
∎ Ability to work effectively under pressure in hardship situations and harmoniously within a team of colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
∎ Previous experience in development project at an international organization is an advantage.
∎ Ability to work independently under minimal supervision.
∎ Proven ability to lead a team.
∎ Supervision experience a plus.
∎ Excellent interpersonal skill
∎ Proficient in the English language.
∎ Computer skills especially in MS word and MS excel
∎ Enthusiasm to learn
∎ Optimistic and friendly
∎ Flexibility

∎ As per RI National Pay Scale Policy in Bangladesh

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance
∎ Two festival bonuses in a year equivalent to one Gross salary.
∎ Severance (8.33% of the monthly Gross salary) goes with the monthly release of the salary

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 17 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 7 Jun 2021
∎ Relief International
∎ Address : Bangladesh Country Office: House: 451 , Road: 8 West, DOHS Baridhara, Dhaka-1206; Head Quarter: 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1280 Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Relief International, headquartered in USA, is a leading international non-government organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International (RI) has been working in Bangladesh since 2004, implementing programs covering emergency response, health, economic opportunity, trafficking in persons, gender equality and youth empowerment. RI has been present in Cox’s Bazar since 2014 where it was implementing a trafficking in persons project in Ukhiya and Teknaf supporting old caseload refugees as well as host communities prior to the large-scale influx. Since 2017, RI has scaled up its operations in Cox’s Bazar to support the emergency response by providing integrated, multi-sectoral programming for refugee and host communities, covering health services, including a 144- bed COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Center in Ukhiya, child protection, SGBV, complimentary food and livelihoods opportunities to support social cohesion. Relief International is currently implementing a large scale refugee response program in Cox`s Bazar in Bangladesh in collaboration with multiple partners including UNHCR, WFP, USAID.RI maintains a country office in Dhaka with multiple field offices in Cox`s Bazar.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach which we call the RI Way emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Category: Medical/Pharma