Following competencies will be expected from a student completing a diploma course in Dispenser. The student should be able to:

  • Performs duty, both in the out-patient and in-patient departments and is responsible for the efficient dressing of the patients.
  • Indents linen/dressing material required for dressing and maintains the ledgers/stock accordingly.
  • Dispatches the dirty linen for washing and receives back the washed linen.
  • Prepares and keeps the dressing trolley in order and ready for emergency.
  • Prepares the dressing drums for autoclaving by himself or at the central autoclave unit.
  • Dispenses prescription medication and other medical products to patients under direction of licensed pharmacist
  • Counts pills, labels bottles, prices, and compounds medications to prepare prescriptions for patients as directed
  • Performs administrative duties, including answering phones, receiving and inputting prescription orders, operating cash registers, and restocking inventory
  • Gathers, organises, and assesses patient information
  • Supplies patients with information and education on their prescriptions
  • Monitors prescription-filling process to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and pharmacy policies
  • Liaises with healthcare providers and patients to obtain correct prescription information
  • Answers patients’ questions about their medications under the supervision of the pharmacist
  • Takes inventory of drugs on hand and records results
  • Places orders for additional drugs as directed by the pharmacist
  • Maintains electronic patient information

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Minimum Qualification: Matric with Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) – 2nd Division (unadjusted) and combined total of science subjects not less than 45%.
  2. Age: Maximum 35 years on the last date of applying for admission (both for Government/ Private candidate.