Pharmacist - LL Division, Western Cape

  • Western Cape
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by LL Division on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Reference: 13126
  • Apply before Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: LL Division

Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Pharmacist for their Worcester 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

  • Problem-solving

  • 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. 

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About LL Division

Dis-Chem has been South Africa’s first choice in pharmacies since 1978, with our linked dispensaries, family clinics, non-pharmaceutical and comprehensive self-medication centres.

Our Head Office is based in Midrand, Johannesburg and we have over 150 stores spread across Southern Africa. We employ over 18 000 full-time and part-time employees, where we give our employees training to ensure that they have the greatest possible support to do their work and develop themselves as individuals.

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.

In 2016, Dis-Chem listed 27.5% on the JSE and it was the second largest IPO on the exchange. The Group is still managed by its original founders, Ivan and Lynette Saltzman being the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director respectively.

Our Loyalty Benefit Programme is one of the most highly rated loyalty programmes in South Africa as it offers unbeatable discounts.

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

We are a recipient of the Leisure Options Readers’ Choice Awards and in 2014, we were voted the best pharmacy brand by Readers Digest SA. We have been voted the coolest Health and Beauty Specialist in the 2016/2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

We have a vast network of devoted suppliers who assist in satisfying the needs of hundreds of customers on a daily basis.

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