(Student/Intern) Dis-Chem Pharmacies is recruiting: Pharmacist

Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Pharmacist for their Mosselbay store. Your portfolio will cover the provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for patients’ medicine-related needs, and being accountable for meeting these needs.

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Location: Midrand, Gauteng

Minimum Requirements:


  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • BPharm / equivalent qualification
  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)
  • Min 2- 3 years experience in Pharmaceutical
  • 2-3 years retail pharmacy experience ( Student/Intern) 
  • Computer literate – MS Office 


  • Relevant retail/ FMCG experience
  • Third additional language
  • SAP experience
  • E-scripting experience
  • Registered tutor
  • Unisolv experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for patients’ medicine-related needs, and being accountable for meeting those needs, which shall include, but not be limited to the following functions:
  • Evaluation of a patient’s medicine-related needs by determining the indication, safety and effectiveness of the therapy

  • Dispensing of any medicine or scheduled substance on the prescription of a person authorised to prescribe medicine
  • Signing off and checking of all prescriptions prepared by an assistant or an intern and accepting accountability for the correctness thereof as per GPP

  • Furnishing of information and advice to any person with regard to the use medicine
  • Determining patient compliance with the therapy, and follow-up to ensure that the patient’s medicine-related needs are being met
  • The provision of pharmacist-initiated therapy
  • The compounding, manipulation, preparation or packaging of any medicine or scheduled substance, or the supervision thereof

  • The manufacturing of any medicine or scheduled substance, or supervision thereof
  • The purchasing, acquiring, importing, keeping, possessing, using, releasing, storage, packaging, re-packaging, supplying or selling of any medicine or scheduled substance, or supervision thereof
  • The application for the registration of a medicine in accordance with the Medicines Act and Pharmacy Act
  • The acts specially pertaining to the profession of a pharmacist as prescribed above;

  • The formulation of any medicine for the purposes of registration as a medicine;
  • The distribution of any medicine or scheduled substance;
  • The re-packaging of medicines;
  • The initiation and conducting of pharmaceutical research and development; and
  • The promotion of public health.
  • Accurately interpret scripts and act in a professional and responsible manner and within the legal requirements in accordance with the South African Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Capture script details accurately and verify patient’s details on the system.
  • Ensure accurate picking / packing / labelling and checking of medication and be aware of common dosages as well as important drug interactions.
  • Provide accurate instructions to the patients regarding the correct use of medicine supplied.
  • Keep abreast of changes in medical aid procedures and requirements for claims and dispensing.
  • Advise and assist patients at the dispensary, self-medication counter and front-shop.

  • Follow up with patients regarding script tracking report as requested by the dispensary manager and follow up appointments.
  • Explain all medical aid costs to patients.
  • Follow through on promises made to customers.
  • Evaluation of disease conditions and referral to in-store health facilities when necessary.
  • Process all paperwork necessary for the accurate submission of claims to medical aids.
  • Correct errors on scripts rejected by medical aid.

  • Ensure authorization of chronic, HIV and AIDS and oncology medication.
  • Maintain customer profiles on the system.
  • Merge profiles locally and Vexall should be notified to merge profiles centrally.
  • Take note of any messages on the customer profile and take suitable action.
  • Assist the Dispensary Manager to ensure that all administration functions are carried out correctly and timeously.
  • Report on low – / out of stock levels and stock errors to the dispensary manager.
  • Facilitate Bi-annual stock takes.

  • Exercise stock, cash and asset control.
  • Assist the Dispensary Manager to ensure that all stock control processes and are adhered to and that all registers are kept up to date in accordance with legislation.
  • Housekeeping must be in accordance to Dis-Chem standards.
  • Adhere to Dis-Chem Policies and Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to Dis-Chem Uniform and personal appearance policy



  • Strong command of the English language and a second language– Read, write and speak
  • Good communication skills, listening
  • Basic dosing and important drug interaction
  • Customer service/focus
  • Supervisor experience, and able to lead by example

  • Ability to train other staff members
  • Conflict management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sound numerical skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Team player
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Time management
  • Able to deal with pressure
  • Computer literate – MS Office

Special conditions of employment:

  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council
  • Willing and able to work retail hours
  • Controlled room temperature, security, limited space, health and safety, risk stock

  • Physically fit and able to stand for long periods
  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transport
  • South African citizen
  • MIE Clear credit and criminal records

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market-related salary
  • Monthly and annual performance pay
  • Medical aid
  • Provident fund
  • Staff account

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