Pharmacist Assistant - Hillcrest

Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital is committed to nurturing an environment of health and healing through engaging relationships with patients, staff, doctors, the community, and beyond.

Job Reference: 0012807
Job Title: Pharmacist Assistant
Working Term: Permanent Skilled Position
Salary: R9,000 to R25,000
Closing Date: 5 July 2019

Job Purpose:

To provide customer service and dispensing support to the Pharmacy, in line with scope of practice, under the supervision of the Pharmacy Manager / Pharmacist in order to ensure efficient pharmacy operations.


Job Objectives:

To assess, prepare and pack prescriptions in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) principles and customer service standards.
To advise customers on the appropriate use of medicine.
To correctly file prescriptions according to SOP’s.
To provide professional service and accurate information to customers, in line with scope of practice.
To assist with the compounding, manipulation or preparation of non-sterile or scheduled substances according to a formula and SOP’s.
To order medicine and scheduled substances up to and including Schedule 6, according to an instruction of the responsible pharmacist on duty.
To maintain stock levels and check expiry dates according to SOP’s.
To execute housekeeping and display merchandise according to SOP’s / Pharmacy Efficiency Principles.
To execute pharmacy-related administration and reports as per scope of practice.
To adhere to ethical, legislative and regulatory requirements of the SAPC.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Essential: Further Education and Training Certificate Pharmacist Assistance (Community)
Essential: Registration with SAPC
Essential: 1 year experience as a Pharmacist Administrator / Pharmacist Assistant
Essential: Competent in dispensing patient prescriptions within scope of practice
Desirable: Experience in a retail pharmacy


Job Knowledge and Skills Required:

Pharmaceutical legislation and regulatory requirements
Pharmacy efficiency principles or equivalent
Good pharmacy practice principles
Stock management
Basic understanding of medical aid regulations
Customer and service orientated
Strong communication skills
Attention to detail
Administration skills
Numeracy skills


Essential Competencies:

Following Instructions and Procedures
Relating and Networking
Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
Adhering to Principles and Values
Presenting and Communicating Information
Planning and Organising
Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

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