Are you a skilled and dedicated individual looking for a permanent role in pharmaceutical services? The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is offering an opportunity for Pharmacist Assistants: Post Basic (Grade 1 to 3) to join their team.

About Pharmacist Assistant Vacancy

  • Employment Nature: Permanent
  • Reference Code: HO13/2024
  • Division: Information Management
  • Enquiries: Ms T Blockman, tel. no. (072)) 321-2015
  • Deadline: June 7, 2024, 12:00:00 AM


To be eligible for the Pharmacist Assistant Vacancy, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Possession of a Valid Driver’s License (Code B/EB): Ensure you have an active driver’s license, as it may be required for duties involving travel.
  • Demonstrated High Level of Computer Literacy: Proficiency in computer operations is essential for managing the pharmacy system and conducting training sessions.
  • Post-Basic Pharmacist Assistant Qualification: Your qualification must meet the requirements set by the training facility and the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC).
  • Qualification for Registration with SAPC: You must possess a qualification that allows registration with SAPC as a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Institutional).
  • Active SAPC Registration: Maintain active registration with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) as a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Institutional).


  • Grade 1: No experience required after registration with the SAPC as Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Institutional).
  • Grade 2: Minimum of 5 years relevant experience as Pharmacist Assistant after registration with the SAPC as a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Institutional).
  • Grade 3: Minimum of 13 years relevant experience as Pharmacist Assistant after registration with the SAPC as a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Institutional).


  • Support and liaise with facilities utilizing the Medicine Management Systems in the province for client services.
  • Manage all change control processes related to the pharmacy system.
  • Conduct end user training sessions on the effective use of the pharmacy system.
  • Offer operational support at the facilities where the pharmacy system is implemented.
  • Maintain master files to ensure system compliance with current regulations.
  • Facilitate effective communication regarding Pharmacy requirements, data availability, and data quality with relevant stakeholders, including end users and managers.
  • Assist in compiling and maintaining system user manuals and procedures.
  • Aid in the implementation and ongoing support of the Medicine Management System at health facilities.
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the supervisor as required.


To excel in this role, you should possess the following skills:

  • Proficient in System Support: Effectively manage the Medicine Management systems used in the province.
  • Training Skills: Capable of training end users on system functionalities.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with pharmaceutical regulations and supply-chain management.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills to facilitate the change management process within the organization.
  • People Management: Strong people management skills and a positive attitude towards collaboration.

Salary and benefits

  • Grade 1: R 250,947 – R 285,921 per annum
  • Grade 2: R 290,436 – R 307,221 per annum
  • Grade 3: R 313,308 – R 355,812 per annum
  • Annual salary includes service benefits such as:
  • 13th cheque
  • Employer’s contribution to the pension fund
  • Housing allowance
  • Medical aid allowance

Application process

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Applicants may undergo a competency test. No payment of any sort is necessary during the application process for this position. As instructed by the Department of Public Service and Administration, candidates should be aware that additional checks will be carried out upon shortlisting, and their appointment is contingent upon favorable outcomes of these checks, including security clearance, verification of qualifications, criminal records, and previous employment.

Shortlisted candidates are required to: attend the venue at the time and date specified by the Department, and
bring recently (not exceeding 6 months old) certified copies of their Identity Document (ID), driver’s license (if applicable for the position), qualification, and/or proof of registration with the relevant statutory body. Failure to comply with the aforementioned requirements may result in disqualification of the application and further consideration will not be granted.