Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant – TLC Glen Hills

The Local Choice Pharmacy require a Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant for their Glen Hills – KZN store. Perform specified duties under the direct personal supervision of a Pharmacist in the dispensary. To provide excellent customer service.


  • Grade 12 Mathematics (HG), Life Science and or Physical Science obtain at least an average of 50%
  • Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant Qualification
  • Computer, numerical skills


  • Unisolv, and E-Scripting

Job Specification:

  • A pharmacist’s assistant registered in the category pharmacist’s assistant (post-basic) may perform the following services or acts under the direct personal supervision of a pharmacist in a pharmacy:
  1. The sale of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 medicines.
  2. Assist with the compounding, manipulation or preparation of a non-sterile or sterile medicine or scheduled substance according to a formula and Standard Operating Procedures approved by the responsible pharmacist
  3. The re-packaging of medicine
  4. The distribution and control of stock of Schedule 1 to Schedule 5 medicines or scheduled substances
  5. The reading and preparation of a prescription, the selection, manipulation or compounding of the medicine, the labelling and supply of the medicine in an appropriate container following the interpretation and evaluation of the prescription by a pharmacist
  6. The provision of instructions regarding the correct use of medicine supplied; and
    the provision of information to individuals in order to promote health
  • Learn to 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 patient details accurately and verify patient’s details
  • Ensure accurate picking, packing and labelling of medication and be aware of common dosages as well as important drug interactions
  • Give 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
  • Ensure that all medication is checked for accuracy by a pharmacist and signed by a pharmacist
  • Assist in the sale of Schedule 1 medicines
  • Assist the re-packaging of medicine
  • To achieve minimum requirements to comply with MAPL
  • Advise and assist patients at the dispensary, self-medication counter and front-shop within the scope of practice
  • Provide information to individuals in order to promote health
  • To follow through on promises made to customers regarding special orders and to follows medical aid queries
  • 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
  • Take note of any messages on the customer profile and take suitable action
  • Report on low or out of stock levels and stock errors to the responsible pharmacist
  • Assist with scheduled stock takes
  • Exercise stock and asset control
  • Receive dispensary stock in accordance with the standard operating procedures set out by the company and merchandise according to FIFO
  • Housekeeping must be in accordance with The Local Choice Corporate Stores standards
  • Adhere to The Local Choice Corporate Stores Policies and Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Adhere to Health and Safety rules and regulations
  • Adhere to The Local Choice Corporate Stores Uniform and personal appearance policy
  • Adhere to GPP standards
  • Assist in maintaining annual pharmacy declaration and CPD requirements
  • Sign up Loyalty Cards and link with the patient profile
  • Assist with Health Windows in ensuring it’s attended correctly
  • Assist with Blister packing in ensuring it’s executed correctly
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  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Focus on customer service
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Conflict management, leading by example, accountability, professional conduct
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Time management, adherence to deadlines, dealing with pressure
  • Attention to detail


  • Retail FMCG experience
  • 2nd Language other than English

Special conditions of employment:

  • Registered with Pharmacy Council
  • Physically Fit – standing for long hours
  • Driver’s license/ Reliable transport
  • South African citizen or valid work permit
  • Clear credit and criminal records

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market-related salary

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