Pharmacy Porter

at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Location Alexandra Rd, Pinelands, Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted March 6, 2022
Category General
Job Type Full-Time



A Porter vacancy has become available at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital reporting to the Inventory Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of uncompromising quality care.


Critical Outputs

Delivery of stock to the units

Assist Manager with ad hoc duties if necessary/admin duties e.g. photocopying

Deliver correspondence between Pharmacy and units

Flex into other areas when necessary

To collect and record all prescription cards, credits and requisitions from the wards.

To record and deliver ethical and surgical stock to wards safely, securely and timeously.

To receive and check stock against invoices including unpacking stock .

Assist with lifting and picking of stock /boxes for distribution to wards/theatres.

Check expiry dates of all stock items systematically & perform stock rotation.

Maintenance of the Pharmacy including cleanliness and neatness of the Pharmacy.

Involvement with Stock take and cycle counts.

Reconcile proof of delivery with internal ward orders.

Reconciliation of orders against invoices.




Excellent communication skills. English is essential.

Physically fit, drive and energy

Experience in working in customer service/dealing with customers

Planning and organizing skills

Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure

Able to work in a team

Minimum requirement – Grade 12

Willingness to learn systems used by the pharmacy

The successful candidate will be required to be available for weekend and public holiday duties on a rotational basis.

Computer proficiency (MS office )

Relevant work experience in hospital pharmacy is will be an advantage

Knowledge of systems (iMeds) will be an advantage.

Life Healthcare has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in place which requires all employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Drive & energy

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour


Interested candidates can send their CV