Pharmacist Assistant Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited


Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant
Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited
Pretoria, Gauteng
Permanent

Closing Date 29 July 2020

DivisionBN Division
Minimum experienceEntry Level
Company primary industryPharmaceuticals
Job functional areaOther
Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Post Basic Qualify Pharmacist Assistant for their Lynnwood Lane 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.

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

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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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