Jobs Vacancy at Dis-Chem Pharmacies 2023: Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant

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Applications for (Jobs Vacancy at Dis-Chem Pharmacies 2023: Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant) must be submitted before the closing date on (22 January 2023)

Please really application attention to the completeness of the application that will be sent to the selection committee is complete according to the requirements that have been set, in order to allow candidates to get the opportunity with what was expected.

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Jobs Vacancy at Dis-Chem Pharmacies 2023: Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant

The Dis-Chem Group is South Africa’s fastest-growing pharmaceutical retail group with operations in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. The group was founded in 1978 with one store in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg and has since grown to over 200 stores to date.

Our Head Office is based in Midrand, Johannesburg, and we employ over 18 500 full-time and part-time employees. We believe that in today’s dynamic and continuously changing world, our human capital is what differentiates us from our competitors. We give our employees training to ensure that they have the greatest possible support to do their work and develop themselves as individuals.

Our strategy is built around our pharmacy first approach, which means that we have a Dispensary in all of our stores to service our customers at any time when they enter a Dis-Chem Pharmacy store. As a leading specialist in beauty, healthy food, sport supplements, health and well-being, we offer the widest ranges in these categories and expert advice. The brand is synonymous with excellent customer service, and we pride ourselves in being a destination discount brand following an Everyday Low Price (“EDLP”) strategy.

In 2016, Dis-Chem was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Group is still managed by its founders, Ivan and Lynette Saltzman being the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director respectively.

We have been rated as the country's best pharmacy chain by Professional Management Review and voted as the Best Pharmacy, Best Medical Supply Store and Best Health Store in The Star Your Choice and Pretoria News Readers Survey.

In 2020, the Group was recognised as the winners of the Best Pharmacy, Best Health Shop and Best Toiletry Store in The Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Furthermore, we were voted as the coolest Health and Beauty Specialist in the 2016/2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards. In 2014, we were the recipient of the Leisure Options Readers Awards and voted the best pharmacy brand by Readers Digest SA.

Our social responsibility programme is managed through the Dis-Chem Foundation. The Foundation aims to provide care and support to improve the lives of individuals while relieving the burden on communities, family and friends.

Job Details

Department: other

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 Blue Route 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the sale of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 medicines or scheduled substances
  • 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 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 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
  • Ensure all medications are checked for accuracy by and signed by a pharmacist
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintain customer profiles on the system

Competencies:

Essential:

  • English and 2nd language – Read, write and speak
  • Good communication skills, listening
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sound numerical skills
  • Team player
  • Time management
  • Able to deal with pressure
  • Computer literate – MS Office 
  • Problem-solving
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Customer service/focus

Advantageous:

  • Knowledge of Retail/ FMCG operations
  • 3rd Additional Language
  • Drug and family planning, and complementary medicine
  • Knowledge of or experience in Unisolv, SAP and E-Scripting

Special conditions of employment:

  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council
  • 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
  • Willing and able to work retail hours

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market-related salary
  • Provident fund
  • Staff account
  • Medical aid

Registration Instructions :

How To Apply Jobs Vacancy at Dis-Chem Pharmacies 2023: Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant

ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED. IF YOU HAVEN`T BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION AS UNSUCCESSFUL.

It is recommended for those of you who want to register to really application attention to the requirements that have been determined, in order to get a better chance.

Jobs Vacancy at Dis-Chem Pharmacies 2023: Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant reserves the right to offer or refuse employment to anyone at any time in its sole and absolute discretion. The decision of the committee is final and all parties involved in the recruitment process.

It is possible to guarantee that your application is protected as possible to register. However, this does not guarantee immediate success and is only designed to provide you with a stable position during the recruitment process.

Remember, incomplete applications will not be accepted by the selection committee. Candidates who submit their applications after the stated deadline will not be considered. All submissions submitted after the deadline, regardless of their substance, will be discarded without further consideration.

Eligibility Criteria :

Requirements

  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • Basic Pharmacist Assistance qualification
  • 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 
  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)

Advantageous:

  • Knowledge of Retail/ FMCG operations
  • 3rd Additional Language
  • Drug and family planning, and complementary medicine
  • Knowledge of or experience in SAP and E-Scripting

You are welcome to submit possible applications. Remember, you really must first apply the requirements (Jobs Vacancy at Dis-Chem Pharmacies 2023: Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant). This variable will determine whether you are a viable candidate or not. Please see the qualification conditions provided below if you wish to double-check your credentials. it will be great if you complete everything in the following list if you want to stand a chance of passing your selection.

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