Pharmaceutical Technologists Job Vacancies in Kenya – Meridian Health Group

Meridian Health Group is one of the market leaders in quality, cost-effective and accessible health care in Kenya and the East African region.

At the heart of our corporate philosophy is a devotion to patient centered care and service excellence.

We are dedicated to providing effective and efficient care in a safe and welcoming environment.

We seek to recruit competent and qualified individuals in the following capacity:

Position Title: Pharmaceutical Technologists

Job Purpose: The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for ensuring accurate compounding, dispensing, patient education and handling of pharmaceutical supplies for all orders so as to meet the patient needs.

The holder of this position will report to the Chief Pharmacist

Key Responsibilities / Duties

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Operational Responsibilities

  • Receive prescriptions from patients, verify and dispense drugs within approved standards and procedures to enable overall patient satisfaction
  • Verify expiry dates of drugs, prior to dispensing, to prevent anomalies in service delivery
  • Dispense drugs accurately and in timely manner to uphold quality standards of the department
  • Ensure the accuracy of the label before dispensing for right patient, right drug and right quantity, for effective service delivery
  • Counsel patients on drug administration for optimum customer satisfaction
  • Compound drugs when required, for effective service provision
  • Comply and observe the environmental health and safety measures and regulations
  • Contact the physician for inaccuracies in prescription order, proper documentation and communication of it to the nursing and pharmacy staff
  • Complete the expiry list accurately and in timely manner, for proper recording and monitoring of drugs
  • Maintain and update a personal drug knowledge data base, to ensure accurate provision of pharmaceutical care of general disease states as well as specialized knowledge in the assigned area of expertise
  • Monitor and record fridge temperatures twice a day to ensure compliance and medication safety
  • Ensure complete documentation of all patient documents, interventions, incidents and other records kept in the department
  • Ensure that the variance levels in your stock-takes are kept to a minimum.


  • Responsible for timely monthly reports.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

Academic Qualifications

  • O-levels / A-Levels

Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Pharmacy Technology
  • Possess a valid practicing license
  • Member of Kenya Pharmaceutical Association

Other know-how required apart from academic and professional qualifications

  • Computer skills
  • Previous relevant work experience required
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Hospital experience is essential.

Functional Skills:

  • Familiarity with hospital pharmacy functioning
  • Good knowledge of physiology, pharmacology and pharmaceuticals
  • Familiarity with locally available drugs and their clinical indications
  • Ability to keep up to date with Continuous Pharmaceutical Developments and Continuous Medical Education Programs

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to get on well with diverse workforce
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Positive working attitude and ability to give and take instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with medical professionals

How to Apply

Interested candidates meeting the requirements for any of the positions above should send a current CV and cover letter quoting the post applying for in the subject line to:

Due to urgency in filling the above positions, shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.