Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant - CB Division, Johannesburg

  • Johannesburg
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by CB Division on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • Reference: 13779
  • Apply before Monday, July 27, 2020 - 17 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: CB Division

Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Post Basic Qualify Pharmacist Assistant for their Modderfontein 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.

Minimum Requirments:

  • Grade 12 / Matric

  • Basic Pharmacist Assistance qualification

  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)

  • Computer literate – MS Office

  • Sound numerical skills

  • Strong command of the English language and a second language

  • Willing and able to work retail hours 


  • 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

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



  • 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 


  • 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




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 CB 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.