Pharmacist - FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital

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FOCOS mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopaedic care to those who would not otherwise have access to such treatment. In particular, FOCOS seeks to enhance access to optimal surgical and non-surgical care for patients with disabling musculoskeletal disorders including complex spine deformities and pediatric orthopaedic problems in underserved regions.

It began as a dream of the founder to see the best care reach the underserved in his native country, Ghana and the sub-Saharan region.

Job Description

Summary of Main Duties

  • Undertakes internal stock take to ensure minimum shelf life and disposal of drugs



  • Ensure proper preparation, packaging, distribution and storage of vaccines, serums, biologicals and other drugs and pharmaceuticals
  • Coordinates the supply of drugs to the various departments/units and monitors the stock alevels accordingly  
  • Be responsible for managing controlled medications such as narcotics per approved policy whilst at post
  • Check the verification of prescriptions information to ensure proper dosage. Renew existing prescriptions in limited circumstances.
  • Ensure the safe and secure storage and handling of medicines in the hospital whilst on duty.
  • Provides medicines information, advice and counselling services to other health staff and clients to enhance therapeutic outcomes. Maintain medication profiles of customers including registry of poisons and narcotic and controlled drugs
  • Compound prescribed pharmaceutical products by calculating, measuring and mixing the quantities of drugs and other ingredients required and filling appropriate containers with correct quantity
  • Dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals to customers or to other health care professionals and advise them on indications, contra-indications, adverse effects, drug interactions and dosage
  • Assist in developing policies for the pharmacy department
  • As a community pharmacy, treat diseases of common occurrences and provide medicine information, advice and counselling services to other health staff and clients to enhance therapeutic outcomes.
  • Advise customers on selection and use of non-prescription medication
  • May adapt the formulation, regimen, duration or route of administration of medication
  • Serves as an active member of the hospital quality assurance team.
  • Ensures maximum personal safety and that of others likely to be affected by actions or omissions
  • Adheres to the health and safety policies, guidelines/protocols in the facility (eg. the use of personal protective clothing/equipment).
  • Be in charge of the maintaining a safe, clean, and pleasant working environment.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned




Required Skills or Experience

Education & Qualifications

  • BSc in Pharmacy
  • Minimum of two (2) years working experience
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional development

Technical Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of drug administration
  • Excellent understanding of Ghana Pharmacy Council’s Professional Code of Conduct

How To Apply

Interested Applicants should email their CV’s and copies of license to

[email protected]

with the job title clearly stated.


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