Pharmaceutical Technologist

Posted 7 months ago

Better Care Better Living

Haltons is the largest Retail Pharmacy chain in Kenya. Keen on availing to professionals an opportunity to serve Kenyans in an affordable and accessible manner. Quality and dignity are key in our customer service promise to clients. As professionals, we interact with each other and outsiders in a manner that is transparent and upholds our integrity.

General Purpose of the role

The Pharmaceutical Technologist major role is to manage inventory, dispense & service prescriptions accurately and manage sales revenue effectively. He/she is also responsible for providing excellent customer service to the clients.

Key Responsibilities of the role

  • Helps patients by greeting them in person and by phone; answering questions and requests; dispensing medicine.
  • Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; removing outdated drugs & preparing ageing reports as often as possible.
  • Maintains a safe and clean environment by complying with company standard operating procedures & government regulation. He/she cleans the floors and damp dust the shelves.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Organizes medications for dispensing by reading medication orders and prescriptions; preparing labels; calculating quantities; assembling intravenous solutions and other pharmaceutical therapies.
  • Maintains records by recording and filing physicians’ orders and prescriptions.
  • Generates revenues by calculating, recording, and issuing charges as well as issuing cash sale receipts.
  • Ensures medication availability by delivering medications to patients and other clientele.
  • Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information and sending them on time as required in the standard operating procedures.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Conducting marketing activities together with the branch team and ensuring individual and branch sales targets are met/or exceeded.
  • Take responsibility for his/her shop by ensuring that all operations of the shop are running smoothly and reporting any anomalies and breakages.
  • Adhere to the Dangerous Drug Act regulation
  • Ensure standard operating procedures are followed to the letter and timely feedback given
  • Any other duty assigned by the Branch Manager, Regional Manager or senior management staff.

Code of conduct required

  • She/he must always be clean, smart and well groomed in uniform and name tag when on duty.
  • She/he must be ready and willing to provide exemplary customer service in accordance with company brand and policies.
  • She/he must adhere to the working hours as per shifts allocated; any absence from work must be reported in good time.
  • He/she must keep the clients’ information confidential.
  • He/she must adhere to the organization’s reporting structure.
  • Must be a person with a high level of integrity as there will be aspects of cash management
  • Must not have a prior criminal record

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent team player
  • Negotiation skills
  • Able to achieve targets and  exceed in performance
  • Excellent written, reading and spoken English Language skills
  • IT literate. Preferably 2 years’ experience working with Phamacore point of sale system
  • Excellent use of MS Office and Email (MUST).Customer focused and always willing to go the extra mile. Excellent communication skills with proven email etiquette. High energy and hungry for career growth and entrepreneurial coaching  


  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a reputable institution
  • Pharmacy & Poisons Board certification with license available for use highly desirable
  •  At least one-year experience post internship in a busy retail pharmacy.
  •  Competency in using Phamacore point of sale system. The level desirable is at least 2 years’ experience

Qualified candidates are requested to apply and MUST attach a cover letter, CV and copies of relevant testimonials. Only qualified & shortlisted candidates will be contacted to attend interviews. Please indicate your area of preference in your application.

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