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Hospital Pharmacist

Remuneration:R600000 - R720000 per year negotiable TCTC 
Benefits:Medical Aid, Pension Fund, 13th Cheque
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:ASC Group

Job description

Role summary

The pharmacist will be responsible for the provision of medication and supplementary services to patients and members of the healthcare team, and improve clinical and quality stewardship in the hospital.

The incumbent will also assume responsibility for meeting patients needs in a responsible, satisfactory and cost-effective manner.

Key work output and accountabilities
  • Dispense prescriptions
  • Willingness to work overtime, do after-hours standby and be called out when required
  • Act as custodian for the management of Schedule 5 & 6 drugs as per legal requirements
  • Record prescriptions as per legislative requirements
  • Assist and offer advice on the usage, side effects, contra-indications, drug interaction and proper storage of medication to patients and other members of the healthcare team
  • Advise and provide information regarding general health matters, including the effective use of medicines, treatment for general diseases, primary health care, screening services, essential medication, mother and child healthcare services, family planning and immunisation
  • Supervise and control the acquisition, storage, dispensing, handling and packaging of medicines to ensure safety, efficacy and quality thereof
  • Assist with all aspects of ethical stock control including re-ordering of stock, maintaining dedicated stock areas for organisation and expiry dates
  • Conduct cyclical and full stock takes
  • Update doctors and wards with regards to out of stock situations and offer alternatives
  • Conduct related administrative and house-keeping tasks
  • Actively participate as a member of a team to achieve goals
  • Communicate effectively to assist other team players
  • Supervise and guide Pharmacist Assistants and interns
  • Build relationships with wards to facilitate the understanding and updating of Pharmacy systems and policies
  • Keep up to date with evolving policies and procedures
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the Pharmaceutical field


  • A relevant pharmaceutical qualification (B.Pharm. Degree or Dip.Pharm) or equivalent NQF 7 qualification.
  • Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council.
Work experience
  • Advanced computer literacy
  • Work experience in a Hospital or Retail Pharmacy environment
  • Previous experience in a Private Hospital Pharmacy would be an advantage
  • Sound knowledge of Pharmacy business operations

Posted on 24 Apr 00:17

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Miguel Cruz

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