Pharmacist Assistant

at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Published May 7, 2024
Expires June 20, 2024
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic Qualified), based at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, reporting to James Kitshoff, Senior Pharmacist. The ideal incumbent should be highly motivated, enthusiastic and work well in a team.

Critical Outputs
Receiving, checking and unpacking stock, together with checking orders against invoices.
Acquisition, control and distribution of stock to internal units.
Ordering pharmaceutical stock, processing of credits and stock transfers.
Performing cycle counts and stock takes as well as capturing stock takes, investigating
Liaise with nursing staff and doctors re formulary and initiatives.
Participate in facility’s quality programmes and initiatives.
Dispensing, compounding under supervision of a pharmacist.
Replacement of medication to the emergency cupboard.
Dead stock management.
Assist with other admin functions on a daily basis.
Assist with daily ordering and management of stock
Flexibility is essential


Registration as a Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant with the South African Pharmacy Council.
At least 3 years’ experience in a hospital pharmacy, would be highly advantageous.
Computer literacy is an essential requirement and knowledge of iMeds would be an advantage.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work under pressure and in a team.


Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness
Organisational awareness
Drive & energy
Excellence orientation

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