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Tower Group - East London, Eastern Cape - District Pharmacy Advisor Contract/Fixed Eastern Cape, Amathole TB HIV Care(THC), in existence since 1929, is an internationallyrecognisednon-profitorganisation. TB HIV Care provides health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers and people who use drugs. TB HIV Care provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care. Our work culture is adapted to the constantly-evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care. Purpose of the Position The District Pharmacy Advisor will be responsible for assisting THC, district offices, relevant district management and health facilities with any Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution (CCMDD) and Synchronised National Communication in Health (SyNCH) related queries. This includes Information, Communication and Technology (ICT); training of DOH District officials on SyNCH; and clinical queries such as guidelines and formulary management and queries on medicine regimens on SyNCH. The District Pharmacy Advisor will also provide guidance and training to sub-district and district ICT staff on any health sector related matters - and will monitor the use of the CCMDD software system across health facilities. Main Job Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities Ensure that orientation and training of stakeholders takes place at operational and management level Provide support and guidance to facilities and Pick Up Points (PuPs) including re-training where required Guide the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for CCMDD and SyNCH in the district Facilitate the process to ensure that prescriptions issued are in accordance with the Essential Medicine List and Standard Treatment Guidelines Assist facilities in responding to alerts, escalations from the service provider, challenges that may occur in the registration of patients on SyNCH and the collection of medicine parcels by patients Submit monthly reports to the district, employer and province Closely monitor achievement against targets and implement remedial action in underperforming facilities Train and mentor sub-district and district ICT coordinators on health matters relating to CCMDD, including SyNCH Support and monitor the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for both CCMDD and SyNCH Identify and recruit pick-up points in consultation with districts, conduct PuP pre-qualification assessments and follow up on the contracting process Train pick-up points when appointed and follow up with support visits Provide ongoing support for facilities, ICT staff and PuPs Participate in Department of Health and employer meetings as required Education and Experience Pharmacist registered with the SA Pharmacy Council (SAPC) or Professional Nurse registered with the SA Nursing Council (SANC) 3 years’ experience within a public health setting 3 years’ management experience Must be able to communicate in isiXhosa and English Valid driver’s licence Clear criminal record Key Skills and Competencies Knowledge and experience in the South African Public Health sector Knowledge of CCMDD will be advantageous Previous experience working in the NGO environment Knowledge of supply chain systems will be an advantage Advanced computer literacy Excellent interpersonal skills Good report writing skills Good people and leadership skills with ability to liaise with people at all levels of the health system in the district Excellent facilitation skills Ability to train users at all levels, health facility and district Excellent problem-solving skills Ability to develop own schedule based on programme plan and user needs Ability to prioritise tasks in order to meet deadlines, complete tasks by the set time frame Ability to work with minimal or no supervision Flexibility to be able to respond to prompt user needs and employer instructions Ability to work under pressure to reach urgent assigned targets 165-062 NPO PBO (contact number)... - Permanent - Full-time

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