Government job opportunity for Pharmacist under Health Medical & Family Welfare Department

Health, Medical, and Family Welfare Department

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About Health, Medical, and Family Welfare Department

The Health, Medical, and Family Welfare Department plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and healthcare of the population. This department is responsible for a wide range of activities related to healthcare services, medical facilities, and family welfare programs.

The primary objective of the department is to provide accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare services to all citizens. This involves the management and oversight of hospitals, clinics, and healthcare centers, as well as the formulation and implementation of various health-related policies and programs.

In addition to medical services, the department also focuses on family welfare. This includes initiatives related to maternal and child health, family planning, reproductive health, and the overall improvement of the health and well-being of families.

Job Opportunity: Pharmacist at State Drug Stores, Visakhapatnam

Department: National TB Elimination Program, National Health Mission, Andhra Pradesh

Vacancy Details:

  • Post: Pharmacist, State Drug Stores, Visakhapatnam
  • Division: NTEP
  • Number of Vacancies: 01

Essential Qualification/Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized university

Preferential Qualification:

  • One year experience in managing drug store in a reputed hospital/health center recognized by Govt
  • Proficiency in various computer programming including MS Word, Excel & simple statistical packages.

Job Specification/Responsibilities:

  1. Handling day-to-day communications related to drug logistics.
  2. Maintaining registers, vouchers, receipts, payment records, physical verification reports, and maintenance records.
  3. Recording and reporting drugs & lab consumables in Nikshay Aushadhi software.
  4. Monitoring and analyzing drugs & lab consumables at DDS and sub-levels.
  5. Maintaining district-level drug stock as per Program guidelines.
  6. Implementing “First Expiry First Out” principle at district and sub-level stores.
  7. Facilitating change management for ICT & Nikshay tools usage for data entry and validation.
  8. Assisting District TB Officer in providing drug logistics training.
  9. Analyzing drugs and logistics reports through Nikshay Aushadhi.
  10. Conducting supervisory visits to sub-stores and reporting to District TB Officer.
  11. Reviewing Nikshay Aushadhi performance at sub-levels.
  12. Holding review meetings with TUs & PHIs.
  13. Preparing monthly patient-wise boxes of second-line drugs.
  14. Monitoring store temperature where 2nd line drugs are stored and suggesting storage improvements.
  15. Maintaining computer and peripherals in the District Drug Store.
  16. Undertaking any other assigned tasks as per Program requirements.

Monthly Salary: Rs. 23,393/-

The application form will be available on the Official Website of Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare,, starting from 21.08.2023. Applicants should download the application form (Annexure- III), fill it, and submit it along with a Demand Draft in favor of “9156 PFMS IA HMF NRHM API 15 STATE NTEP DBT” (Payable at Vijayawada) and necessary enclosures to the O/o Joint Director (TB), 3rd Floor, PHYCARE Building, Plot no 9, Survey No 49, Near Visalandra Printing Press, IT Park, Mangalagiri, Guntur – 522503, by registered post or in person. The last date for application submission is 04.09.2023; no other modes of application will be entertained.

Applicants should regularly visit the official website of Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare for updates on all steps/results during the recruitment process.

Details of posts, including the number of vacancies, required educational qualifications, and experience, are provided in Annexure I & II.

Application Fee (Demand Draft):

  • General: Rs. 500/-
  • EWS, BC, SC, ST, PH: Rs. 250/-

Candidates must submit their application along with the following documents:

a. Passport size photograph (affix to application) b. Copy of SSC Certificate c. Copy of Caste Certificate d. Copy of Intermediate Certificate e. Copy of certificate of qualifications mentioned against the post applied in column 3 of the table in Annexure II f. Copy of Marks memos of qualifications mentioned against the post applied in column 3 of the table in Annexure II g. Copy of registration certificate of the respective council h. Copy of Experience certificate as per column 4 of Annexure II i. Copy of PH Certificate/ Ex Serviceman Certificate, if applicable

Selection Process:

Selection will be based on the merit obtained in the qualifying exam and experience as per the recruitment matrix in Annexure IV.

Recruitment Process:

The recruitment process will be conducted by the committee appointed by the Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare.

Appointment Duration:

Appointments will be initially for a period of one year.

Application Deadline: 04.09.2023

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