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Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant X38 – DisChem Vacancies 

Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant X38 – DisChem Vacancies 

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Location: Gauteng, North West, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape

Job Type: Permanent

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Minimum experience: Entry Level

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Employer: DisChem

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Closing Date: 28 April 2023


JOB PURPOSE

Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Post Basic Qualify Pharmacist Assistant for their various provincial stores. 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.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Grade 12/Matric
  • Basic Pharmacist Assistance qualification
  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)
  • Working experience on Unisolv
  • 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:

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  • Knowledge of Retail/ FMCG operations
  • 3rd Additional Language
  • Knowledge of or experience in 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 professionally and responsibly 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 and signed by a pharmacist. Advise and assist patients at the dispensary, self-medication and front shop. Follow up with patients regarding script tracking reports as requested by the dispensary manager, and follow up on appointments. Explain medical aid costs to patients. Provide information to individuals 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:

  • 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

How to Apply:

DisChem Vacancies

DisChem vacancies are to be applied online on the DisChem career portal. Applying for this job is easy. All you need to do is click on the link below and search for Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistantand click the search bar to show all vacant positions. Also, you must apply before the closing date of this job, otherwise, your application will be unsuccessful. Good luck!!!

Apply online at DisChem

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