Job Title
Responsible Pharmacist
Employment Type
Full Time
5 to 10 years
Job Published
22 October 2021
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Main purpose of the job:

  • To ensure that the Pharmacy is at all times efficiently managed conforming to all aspects relative the health care industry
  • Ability to maintain excellent standards and service levels provided to al participating Doctors, patients, staff, and other stakeholders

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • Pharmacist registered with the SAPC
  • A minimum of 5 years private hospital managerial experience is essential
  • Strong business acumen and above average analytical skills
  • Proven record of stock management and financial controls
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Work and Excel
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Customer service focus
  • Integrity and willing to work flexible hours
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (Ability to speak and write English) other languages would be an added advantage
  • Mature personality with abilities to assist with patients in a courteous and polite manner
  • To be punctual and reliable
  • To be able to work as part of a team and to assist where necessary
  • Managerial or supervisory qualities is recommended

Involvement in the operation requires the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing, directing and control of the full life cycle of Pharmacy operations
  • Management of Pharmacy Personnel
  • Supervision of pharmacists, pharmacy assistants support staff
  • Transactional – i.e scheduling of rosters
  • Mentoring, motivate, communicate, guidance and encouragement
  • Provide the necessary leadership to promote teamwork
  • Handling of conflict situations

Core Functions:

  • Dispensing of patient prescription charts
  • Providing Clinical Service to Doctors and Nursing Staff
  • Stock management
  • Periodic Managerial Reporting on Pharmacy Operations
  • Recording and maintaining a database of statistical information i.e. stock and budgets
  • Perpetual financial, process and systems maintenance and re-design

Support Functions:

  • Interaction with wards and doctors with regards to prescription queries
  • Quality control

Operational Functions:

  • Standby and be called out
  • Weekend and Public Holiday work
  • Risk Management – Scheduled Drugs
  • Maintain internal and External Customer relationships
  • Maintain overall housekeeping duties at all times

Accountability and responsibility:

  • Ensuring the accurate execution of managerial, core, support and operational functions

Maintaining standards:

  • Constantly monitoring the smooth running of the Pharmacy
  • Monitoring of all staffing requirements (Off-duties, leave and sick leave, etc.)
  • Continual Doctor liaison and inter-departmental relationships
  • Application of policies for the operation with the Hospital Industry
  • Ensuring adherence to all relevant statues, statutory bodies rules and regulations, disciplinary code, and staff manuals