The Department of Health is offering an exciting opportunity for a qualified Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant to join the pharmacy team at Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital. If you are passionate about pharmaceutical services and want to contribute to public health, this position is for you.

Pharmacist Assistant Job Overview

  • Position: Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant
  • Reference Number: refs/020760
  • Directorate: Pharmacy
  • Number of Posts: 1
  • Package: R250 947.00 – R282 921.00 per annum
  • Enquiries: Mr. A.S Chipu – Tel no: 011 923 2261
  • Location: Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this Pharmacist Assistant position, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) as a Qualified Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant for a minimum of three (3) years.
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of pharmaceutical processes.
  • Familiarity with relevant legislation and policies.
  • Strong administrative, time management, computer, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of medicine supply management, including dispensing.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate for the Pharmacist Assistant position will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including:

  • Stock Control: Managing the ordering, receiving, issuing, and maintenance of medicine stock.
  • Compounding: Preparing non-sterile medicines according to standard operating procedures.
  • Prescription Handling: Reading and preparing prescriptions after interpretation and evaluation by a pharmacist.
  • Patient Interaction: Providing instructions on the correct use of supplied medicines.
  • Record Keeping: Recording all transactions in line with standard operating procedures.
  • Compliance: Adhering to Good Pharmacy Practice and other tasks essential for quality pharmaceutical services.

Application Process

Interested candidates should follow these steps to apply:

  1. Application Form: Download Z83 Application Form 
  2. Complete the Z83: Fill out the new Z83 form completely, initial, sign, and ensure it aligns with DPSA Circular 19 of 2022.
  3. Curriculum Vitae: Submit a fully completed Z83 form and an updated detailed CV.
  4. Submission: Applications can be hand-delivered to the Human Resource Office at Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital.

Important Notes

  • Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other documents with the application but must provide them if shortlisted.
  • Personnel Suitability Checks (PSC) including reference checks, identity verification, qualifications verification, criminal record checks, credit/financial stability checks, and employment verification will be conducted.
  • Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • Recommended candidates may undergo medical surveillance as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • The Department of Health reserves the right to use practical exercises/tests during the recruitment process and not to fill the post.
  • The Gauteng Department of Health is committed to Employment Equity and encourages people with disabilities to apply.

Joining the Department of Health as a Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant at Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the public health sector while advancing your career in pharmacy. This role promises a supportive environment, professional growth, and the chance to make a significant impact. If you meet the requirements and are ready to take on this fulfilling role, we encourage you to apply by the closing date.

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