Pharmacy Support Staff (Pharmacy Technicians & Medicine Counter Assistants)

Full time @Origin Chemist in Health Care
  • Post Date : July 11, 2023
  • Apply Before : August 11, 2023
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Job Description

Origin Chemist is looking for a responsible and trustworthy pharmacy support staff (Medicine Counter Assistant or Pharmacy Technician) to assist in smooth daily operations at our pharmacy. In this role, you will perform all clerical duties required for the efficient running of the pharmacy. The pharmacy support staff’s responsibilities include creating and maintaining patient files, placing orders for pharmaceutical supplies, and operating the cash register. You should also be able to direct patients’ medication-related questions to the pharmacist.
To ensure success as a pharmacy assistant, you should demonstrate experience in the assistance of managing a pharmacy with best pharmacy practices.

Company Summary:
At Origin Chemist, we spend our days thinking and developing innovative ways of providing good health for everyone. We seek to challenge the norms and build a company that inspires trust and teamwork. We have learnt to dream big, think far, and do what no one thought possible. With a growing team of passionate professionals headquartered at Mataheko-Afienya, Tema, Ghana, we have been able to leverage our selfless ambition to ensure that healthcare is made truly accessible and affordable for everyone. In only a few years, we have been able to extend our unique services and low-cost quality products to thousands of people all over Ghana.

In 2021, we received accreditation from the Pharmacy Council of Ghana to run Origin College where we train healthcare professionals (Medicine Counter Assistants). Here, we provide superior training that inspires compassion for patients and dares change consistently to build healthier communities.

Pharmacy Technician or Medicine Counter Assistant’s Responsibilities:

  1. Dispense medication and other medical products to patients under the supervision of the Pharmacist.
  2.  Count pills, label bottles, price, and compound medications to prepare prescriptions for patients as directed by the Pharmacist
  3. Perform administrative duties, including answering phones, receiving and inputting prescription orders, operating cash registers, and restocking inventory
  4. Gather, organize, and assess patient information
  5.  Supply patients with information and education on over-the-counter medications
  6.  Liaise with healthcare providers and patients to obtain correct prescription information
  7.  Answer patients’ questions about their medications under the supervision of the Pharmacist
  8.  Take inventory of drugs on hand and record results
  9.  Place orders for additional drugs as directed by the Pharmacist
  10. . Maintain electronic patient information
  11.  Prepare billing information for medications
  12. Complete patients’ sales transactions for the purchase of prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as other products in the pharmacy
  13. Ensure that the work premise is kept neat and tidy

Qualification and Skills:

  1. Certification of completion as a trained Medicine Counter Assistant or Pharmacy Technician from an accredited institution by the Ghana Pharmacy Council.
  2. A practice licence number from Pharmacy Council is an added advantage.
  3. Exceptional communication skills in interacting with patients
  4. Ability to proactively follow up any irregularities with scripts processed at the pharmacy.
  5. Competency in pharmacy management software
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  7. At least 2+ years experience working in a Retail Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Technician or Medicine Counter Assistant shall report directly to the Pharmacy Team Lead

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