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Basic Pharmacist Assistant posts at Dis-Chem Nationwide

Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant - Nationwide Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited Permanent Closing Date VARIES Job Details Division BN Division Minimum experience Entry Level Company primary industry Pharmaceuticals Job functional area Other Job Description Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Post Basic Qualify Pharmacist Assistant for their stores nationwide. 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)

  • 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:

  • 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 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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