Pharmacist (Sefako Makgatho Drive)

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Pretoria, Gauteng


Posted 24 December 2020 – Closing Date 22 January 2021

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Job Details

DivisionJB Division
Minimum experienceEntry Level
Company primary industryPharmaceuticals
Job functional areaOther

Job Description

Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Pharmacist for their Sefako Makgatho Drive store. Your portfolio will cover the provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for patients’ medicine-related needs, and being accountable for meeting these needs.

Minimum Requirements:

Grade 12 / Matric
BPharm / equivalent qualification
Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)
Registered tutor
Experience in supervising staff
Computer literate – MS Office
Sound numerical skills
Strong command of the English language and a second language



Relevant retail/ FMCG experience
Third additional language
SAP experience
Unisolv experience
E-scripting experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

Acts & services especially pertaining to a Pharmacist:

Provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for patients’ medicine-related needs, and being accountable for meeting those needs, which shall include, but not be limited to the following functions:
Evaluation of a patient’s medicine-related needs by determining the indication, safety and effectiveness of the therapy
Accurately interpret scripts and act in a professional and responsible manner, and within the legal requirements in accordance with the SAPC
Correct errors on scripts rejected by medical aid
Dispensing of any medicine or scheduled substance on the prescription of a person authorised to prescribe medicine
Furnishing of information and advice to any person with regard to the use medicine
Determining patient compliance with the therapy, and follow-up to ensure that the patient’s medicine-related needs are being met
The provision of pharmacist-initiated therapy
The compounding, manipulation, preparation or packaging of any medicine or scheduled substance, or the supervision thereof
The manufacturing of any medicine or scheduled substance, or supervision thereof
The purchasing, acquiring, importing, keeping, possessing, using, releasing, storage, packaging, re-packaging, supplying or selling of any medicine or scheduled substance, or supervision thereof
The application for the registration of a medicine in accordance with the Medicines Act and Pharmacy Act
Keep abreast of changes in medical aid procedures and requirements for claims and dispensing
Follow up with patients regarding script tacking reports as requested by the Dispensary Manager, and follow up appointments
Explain all medical aid costs to patients
Process all paperwork for accurate submission of claims to medical aids
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 messages on the customer profile, and take suitable action
Report on low / out of stock levels, and stock errors to the Dispensary Manager
Facilitate biannual stock takes
Exercise stock, cash and asset control




English and second language – Read, write and speak
Good communication skills, listening
Basic dosing and important drug interaction
Customer service/focus
Supervisor experience, and able to lead by example
Ability to train other staff members
Conflict management
Strong attention to detail
Sound numerical skills
Team player
Trustworthy and honest
Time management
Able to deal with pressure
Computer literate – MS Office



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 long periods
Valid driver’s license and own reliable transport
South African citizen; or valid work permit
Clear credit and criminal records


Remuneration and benefits:

Market-related salary
Monthly and annual performance pay
Medical aid
Provident fund
Staff account



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.