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Job Code: 00312018
Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 3rd December 2018
Thursday, 20th December 2018
Category: Administrative
Department: Finance & Administration
Location: Mukono
Job Type:
Full Time
Pay Rate: CU8

Job Description:


Job Title:         Dispenser

Salary Scale:    CU8

Location:         Mukono

Reports to:      Director Medical Service

Division:          Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration)

Job Purpose:    

To provide an accurate, timely, and qualitative dispensing service to the registered patients at Allan Galpin Health Centre.

Qualifications and experience:

  1. Diploma in Dispensing from a recognized Institution of higher learning.
  2. At least two (2) years’ experience working in a reputable Hospital or Registered Health Centre.
  3. Should be a person of high integrity and a good work ethic.
  4. Should have basic computer literacy.
  5. Should be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  6. Should have good interpersonal skills especially when dealing with staff, students and visitors, and a good team player.
  7. Should be willing and able to work outside the normal working hours.
  8. Should be a committed Christian.
  9. Should have a valid practicing license from Allied Health Professionals Council.


Preferred Skills:


Main duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for safety and custody of drugs of AGHC.
  2. To dispense medication as stated on prescriptions, maintaining accurate dispensing records and ensuring that the medication is labeled with the correct drug name, strength, quantity, directions for use, patient’s name and includes any additional required information.
  3. Adhere to practice, policies and procedures for dispensing medicines.
  4. Maintain adequate stock levels of medicines, checking expiry dates and storage conditions.
  5. Maintain dispensary equipments and ensure that they are in a good state of working order.
  6. Using the Clinical Master computer system to ensure that all relevant information is recorded within individual patient records.
  7. Ensure the safe disposal of returned and expired medications.
  8. Maintain and order for stock of dispensary and any other related items.
  9. Adhere to all aspects of the Health and Safety Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, ensuring good hygiene, cleanliness and a safe environment in the dispensary.
  10. Maintain the integrity and security of the dispensary by admitting only authorized personnel and ensuring that all medicines are stored appropriately.
  11. Liaise with members of the clinical team regarding medication for individual patients.
  12. Communicate effectively and regularly with other members of the dispensing team to ensure accurate exchange of information relating to patients and their medication.
  13. At all times maintain absolute confidentiality.
  14. Be pro-active in developing new initiatives in the dispensary.
  15. Supervise the Kampala Campus dispensing operation.
  16. Any other official duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Application method:

  1. Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references
  2. Two (2) copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts
  3. Please Note: Applications sent online should have all the attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.


     The Director, Human Resource & Administration

     Uganda Christian University

     Pilkington Building

           Po Box 4, Mukono

         Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

Deadline: Thursday, 20th December 2018, 5:00pm.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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