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Mwaiwathu Private Hospital invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Pharmacy Manager tenable at the hospital along Chileka Road in Blantyre.

Position: Pharmacy Manager

Position Context

This is a technical and administrative position involving responsibility for the compounding and dispensing of drugs as well as supervising of personnel. The Pharmacy Manager will be responsible for ensuring a safe, appropriate and cost effective use of medicines and use of specialist knowledge to deliver quality pharmaceutical care and hence ensure rational drug use. He/she will also work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to devise the most appropriate drug treatments for patients.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Direct and supervise all pharmaceutical staff and operations; compounding, mixing, dispensing.
  • Ensure the delivery of quality pharmaceutical care to all patients and contribute to achieving expected treatment outcomes; advise on drug side effects, interactions, dosage, route and schedule of administration, suitability of treatment for individual patients.
  • Ensure proper departmental planning, budgeting and leadership.
  • Ensure stock management and minimize stock losses
  • Ensure safe, efficient and timely procurement, reception, storage and management of drugs and medical supplies
  • Develop and implement guidelines for drug use, handling and disposal within the hospital.
  • Ensure appropriate record keeping and record release according to regulation and policy
  • Liaise with physicians, nurses and other health professionals to ensure delivery of quality, safe and
  • effective treatment.
  • Provide information to individual wards on budgets and expenditure on drugs.
  • Train pharmacy staff on various aspects of drug treatment and pharmacy
  • Explore and propose new ways of improving pharmaceutical services and providing pharmaceutical care.
  • Make sound and objective decisions to contribute to achieving the objectives of Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in general and Pharmacy Department in particular.
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly departmental reports to EXCO
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Educational Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from a recognized University
  • Additional post graduate qualification in Pharmacy will be a definite advantage
  • Registration with Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisonous Board
  • At least two years’ experience in the hospital Pharmacy and or other pharmaceutical areas
  • Knowledge of the Billing Process including integral Billing System and Operation will be added advantage.

Requisite knowledge, and Attributes
  • Good command of English and fluency in other Malawian local languages
  • Must be a self-starter, pro-active and honest.
  • Strong Computer skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to direct, supervise and review the work of pharmacy staff.

Mode of Application

Interested and qualifying candidates should submit their applications, enclosing updated Curriculum Vitae bearing three traceable and credible referees and copies of all relevant certificates in a sealed envelope marked; “Vacancy Pharmacy Manager” should be addressed to:

The Medical Director
Mwaiwathu Private Hospital
P. O. Box 3067

Further details are available here:

To reach him not later than close of business at 1700 hours on July 10, 2020.

Skills Required

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    11 Jul, 2020

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