KUTRRH Pharmacist Job

Ref. V/FT/31/2024 (20 Positions)

Job Purpose:

The Pharmacist job exists to ensure safe and effective medication management within the Hospital by screening prescriptions, dispensing medicines according to standards, educating patients, managing inventory, participating in patient care, and providing medication-related information to healthcare professionals and the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Screening prescriptions for legal validity, drug contraindications, drug interactions, appropriateness of dose, frequency and duration of dosing and patients convenience;
  • Preparation and dispensing of medicines according to Good Dispensing Practices and educating patients on use of medicines;
  • Making of extemporaneous preparations; ordering, receiving, storage and issuing of pharmaceuticals;
  • Making entries into the relevant inventory management records;
  • Participating in ward rounds to identify and advise on medicinal use, gaps and. challenges;
  • Filing and safe custody of patients prescription records;
  • Responding to requests on medicine information from the general public and health workers;
  • Adhere to ethical and legal standards in patient care, documentation, and communication;
  • Monitoring, documenting and reporting of medication errors; and
  • Preparing and disseminating drug availability lists to various specialist clinics.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy from a recognized institution.
  • Completed one (1) year internship in Pharmacy.
  • Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
  • Valid practice license.
  • Experience with an online prescription system is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Attention to Detail: Pays meticulous attention to detail in medication labeling, packaging, and documentation, preventing medication errors and ensuring patient safety.
  • Patient Education: Offers comprehensive medication counseling to patients, explaining proper usage, potential side effects, and adherence strategies to promote optimal therapeutic outcomes and patient safety.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Collaborates effectively with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to optimize medication therapy, resolve medication- related issues, and improve patient care outcomes.
  • Effective Communication: Communicates clearly and effectively with patients, healthcare teams, and pharmaceutical suppliers, ensuring accurate transmission of medication information and promoting patient understanding and compliance.
  • High Ethical Practice: Upholds strong ethical standards in pharmacy practice, maintaining patient confidentiality, respecting autonomy, and adhering to legal and regulatory requirements in medication dispensing and counseling.
  • Critical Thinking: Applies critical thinking skills to assess medication efficacy, identify potential drug interactions or contraindications, and develop individualized medication regimens for patients based on their medical history and needs.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons to apply online via careers.kutrrh.go.ke by uploading an Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form and Practice License. Clearly indicate Job Reference No. i.e. JOB APPLICATION – [JOB/CADRE REFERENCE NUMBER] as the subject of your application.

For all physical applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER]. Please note that you have to attach the Application Form, Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Practicing License and ONLY apply to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital

P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO Nairobi Kenya

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 2nd April 2024. 

KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Please note:

  • Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital does not charge any fees for application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Successful candidate (s) will be required to submit the documents listed below to comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010:
    • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for university graduates only)
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
    • Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
    • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau