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medicine counter assistant salary in ghana

Medicines Counter Assistants are the first people customers interact with within a community pharmacy. It is their job not only to advise patients correctly about their health needs but also to act as brand ambassadors for the business.

 

Also, medicine Counter Assistants (MCA) or Pharmacy assistants help pharmacists order, prepare and dispense medicines. Pharmacy assistants work as part of pharmacy teams in community pharmacies. Some work in retail pharmacies in supermarkets or on the high street.

What is the  Salary of a medicine counter assistant in Ghana?

Pharmaceutical technicians and assistants typically earn between GH₵525 and GH₵2,608 net per month at the start of the job. The salary range for the majority of workers in Medical assistants – from GH₵757 to GH₵4,730 per month – 2022. A Medical assistant typically earns between GH₵757 and GH₵1,904 net per month at the start of the job. After 5 years of service, this is between GH₵1,133 and GH₵2,797 per month for a working week of 40 hours.

 

 Responsibilities of counter assistants in Ghana

•   Assist dispense medicines from clinically approved prescriptions by standard operating procedures
•   To assist the delivery of the pharmacy service through effective coordination of day-to-day activities
•   Assist provide medical advice to patients under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist/Medical Practitioner
•   Assist maintain the security of all pharmaceutical products by standard operating procedures

Qualifications and requirements of counter assistant work in Ghana

•   Education: MCA Certification from a recognized institution.
•   Competencies: the job holder must possess good communication skills, can read and carry out instructions, can pay attention to detail and have manual dexterity, and must be computer literate.

Medicine Counter Assistants (MCA) or Pharmacy assistants help pharmacists order, prepare and dispense medicines. Pharmacy assistants work as part of pharmacy teams in community pharmacies. Some work in retail pharmacies in supermarkets or on the high street.

How do I become a pharmacy counter assistant in Ghana ?

Entry Requirements

  • SSCE/WASSCE with five {6} passes or equivalent (SSSCE: A-E WASSCE: A1-D7)
  • Mature applicants with working experience in pharmacy shop / Dispensing workers and Healthcare Assistant can apply.

Job opportunities for Dispensing Assistants

  • Mainly on the pharmaceutical sector

Pharmaceutical Industries

  • Assist in packaging
  • Labeling

Distribution /marketing

  • Marketing Assistance

Wholesale

  • Generation of invoicing
  • Assist in the procurement procedure
  • Assist in warehouse management

Retails

  • Shop attendant

Hospital Pharmacy

  • Assist in all dispensary activities
  • Preparation of National Health Insurance Claims Form
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