Dischem Vacancies Port Elizabeth – Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant

Website Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Job Description:

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


Job Responsibilities:

  • Keep abreast of changes in medical aid procedures and requirements for claims and dispensing
  • 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 the sale of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 medicines or scheduled substances
  • 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
  • Assist with the distribution and control of the stock of Schedule 1 to Schedule 5 medicines or scheduled substances
  • Accurately interpret scripts and act in a professional and responsible manner and within the legal requirements in accordance with the SAPC
  • Explain medical aid costs to patients
  • 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
  • Ensure all medications are checked for accuracy by and signed by a pharmacist
  • Process all paperwork necessary for the accurate submission of claims to medical aids
  • Assist with re-packaging of medicine
  • Correct errors on scripts rejected by medical aid
  • Maintain customer profiles on the system
  • Provide information to individuals in order to promote health
  • 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
  • Follow up with patients regarding script tracking report as requested by the dispensary manager, and follow up on appointments
  • Give accurate instructions to patients regarding the correct use of medicine supplied
  • Ensure authorisation of chronic, HIV and AIDS and oncology medication
  • Advise and assist patients at the dispensary, self-medication and front-shop
  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • Drug and family planning, and complementary medicine
  • Good communication skills, listening
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sound numerical skills
  • Knowledge of Retail/ FMCG operations
  • Computer literate – MS Office
  • Knowledge of or experience in SAP and E-Scripting
  • Knowledge of or experience in Unisolv, SAP and E-Scripting
  • Basic Pharmacist Assistance qualification
  • 3rd Additional Language
  • Willing and able to work retail hours
  • Customer service/focus
  • Working experience on Unisolv
  • Strong command of the English language and a second language
  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • English and 2nd language – Read, write and speak
  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Job Details:

Company: Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Port Elizabeth

Application Deadline: N/A


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