Pharmacy Technologist (1 Position, Front Line Management) & Laboratory Technologist – (1 Position, Front Line Management)

Nakambala, Zambia, Full Time

Zambia Sugar Plc. is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd Group and is the leading sugar producer in Zambia.  Its main activities are the growing of sugar cane, the production and marketing of sugar and other sugar downstream products.
The Company invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions:
1. PHARMACY TECHNOLOGIST (1 POSITION, FRONT LINE MANAGEMENT) – HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
The position reports to the Pharmacist in Charge. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that medicine and accessories are available in all Estate Clinics.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Order medicines and accessories for the Estate medical services including those on National Essential Drug List, processing medicines orders, submitting drug orders for approval by superior and coordinating buying of medicines with buying office.
Ensure that Medicines supplied are of acceptable quality standard by purchasing medicines from reputable pharmaceutical companies which are duly registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
Maintain stock levels of medicines by keeping up to-date stock control cards and producing drug bulletins for use by prescribers.
Distribute medicines in all Estate Clinics.
Prepare Budget for the Pharmacy by listing down medicines/accessories requirement for the whole year, costing medicines/accessories for whole year as per guideline by Management Accountant and Submitting the draft budget for approval by Superior.
Scrutinise prescriptions issued to patients.
Prepare Monthly Reports.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 Certificate
Diploma in Pharmacy
Minimum 3 years similar experience
Fully registered with the Health Professionals Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
Good Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Companies Act.
Good interpersonal skills and supervisory capability

2.  LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST – (1 POSITION, FRONT LINE MANAGEMENT) – HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
The position reports to the Estate Medical Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting blood samples from outpatients and ANC Clinics, ordering of Lab reagents and consumables, Lab inventory control to ensure no stock outs and expiries.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Collecting blood samples from Outpatients and Antennal Clinics
Examination and reporting of a wide range of samples from Outpatient department and Antenatal Clinics.
Compile Laboratory weekly, monthly, and yearly reports.
Promptly reporting of communicable diseases detected to Public Health.
Performing internal quality control on Laboratory equipment, reagents and test kits.
Daily Maintenance of Laboratory equipment and reporting of breakdowns promptly.
Ordering of Laboratory reagents and consumables from bulk store.
Laboratory inventory control to ensure no stock outs and expiries.
Dispatching of samples to referral Laboratories
Adhere to Laboratory safety and housekeeping Standard Operating Procedures.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 Certificate
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Fully registered with the Health Professionals Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
Minimum 3 years post qualification experience
Computer literacy is desirable

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please submit your detailed CV, copies of relevant qualifications, relevant professional accreditation, registrations and ID/Passport for the attention of the HR Business Partner to [email protected] clearly stating the role applied for in the subject line.
Closing date for applications: 27 April, 2022.
Applicants may be required to complete pre-employment checks (qualification, credit, security, background, and medical assessments) as part of the recruitment process where applicable.