Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant at Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Closing Date 06 August 2020


Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Post Basic Qualify Pharmacist Assistant for their Claremont store. Your portfolio will cover the provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for the patient's medicine-related needs, and being accountable for meeting these needs.


Location: Cape Town, Western Cape


Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • Basic Pharmacist Assistance qualification
  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)
  • Computer literate – MS Office
  • Sound numerical skills
  • Strong command of the English language and a second language
  • Willing and able to work retail hours 

Advantageous:

  • Knowledge of Retail/ FMCG operations
  • 3rd Additional Language
  • Knowledge of or experience in Unisolv, SAP and E-Scripting
  • Drug and family planning, and complementary medicine

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the sale of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 medicines or scheduled substances
  • Assist with the compounding, manipulation or preparation of a non-sterile medicine or scheduled substance according to a formula and standard operating procedures approved by the responsible pharmacist
  • Assist with the manufacturing of a non-sterile medicine or scheduled substance according to a formula and standard operating procedures approved by the responsible pharmacist
  • Assist with re-packaging of medicine
  • Assist with the distribution and control of the stock of Schedule 1 to Schedule 5 medicines or scheduled substances
  • Assist with the ordering of medicine and scheduled substances up to, and including, Schedule 6 according to an instruction of a person authorised in terms of the Medicines Act to purchase or obtain such medicine or scheduled substance
  • Assist with the reading and preparation of a prescription’ the selection, manipulation or compounding of the medicine; the labelling and supply of the medicine, in an appropriate container following the interpretation and evaluation of the prescription by a pharmacist
  • Accurately interpret scripts and act in a professional and responsible manner and within the legal requirements in accordance with the SAPC
  • Capture script details accurately, and verify patients’ details on the system
  • Ensure accurate picking /packing/labelling and checking of medication and be aware of common dosages as well as important drug interactions
  • Give accurate instructions to patients regarding the correct use of medicine supplied
  • Keep abreast of changes in medical aid procedures and requirements for claims and dispensing
  • Ensure all medications are checked for accuracy by and signed by a pharmacist
  • Advise and assist patients at the dispensary, self-medication and front-shop
  • Follow up with patients regarding script tracking report as requested by the dispensary manager, and follow up on appointments
  • Explain medical aid costs to patients
  • Provide information to individuals in order to promote health
  • Process all paperwork necessary for the accurate submission of claims to medical aids
  • Correct errors on scripts rejected by medical aid
  • Ensure authorisation of chronic, HIV and AIDS and oncology medication
  • Maintain customer profiles on the system
  • Merge profiles locally and UCS should be notified to merge profiles centrally
  • Take note of any message on the customer profile, and take suitable action
  • Report on low / out of stock levels, and stock errors to the dispensary manager
  • Receive dispensary stock in accordance with Dis-Chem’s SOPs, and merchandise according to FEFO
  • Facilitate bi-annual stock takes
  • Exercise stock, cash and asset control

Competencies:

Essential:

  • English and 2nd language – Read, write and speak
  • Good communication skills, listening
  • Customer service/focus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sound numerical skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Team player
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Time management
  • Able to deal with pressure
  • Computer literate – MS Office 

Advantageous:

  • Knowledge of Retail/ FMCG operations
  • 3rd Additional Language
  • Knowledge of or experience in Unisolv, SAP and E-Scripting
  • Drug and family planning, and complementary medicine
 

Special conditions of employment:

  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council
  • Willing and able to work retail hours
  • Controlled room temperature, security, limited space, health and safety, risk stock
  • Physically fit and able to stand for a long period
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Clear credit and criminal records
 

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market-related salary
  • Medical aid
  • Provident fund
  • Staff account
 

ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED. IF YOU HAVEN`T BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION AS UNSUCCESSFUL.

 

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is an equal opportunity employer. Dis-Chem’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to Dis-Chem’s Employment Equity & Transformation Strategy. Dis-Chem actively supports the recruitment of People with Disabilities.


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