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Pharmacist

Company Clinix Health Group
Reference # P0001
Published 29/10/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Vaal / Lekoa, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
To dispense and issue drugs and stock in accordance with the scope of practice of a Pharmacist as laid down in the statutory regulations of the relevant Acts. In addition, controlling and monitoring the storage of all medicines in Pharmacy and the hospital is part or the incumbent’s responsibility, as well as to liaise with other health professionals in a multi-disciplinary approach toward patient care. Advise on therapeutic agents, dosages and duration of treatment through Pharmacist intervention and practicing clinical pharmacy and antimicrobial stewardship as per Group protocols also forms part of the incumbent’s responsibilities
Job Functions Nursing
Industries Healthcare
Specification
Retail Pharmacy
•Receive scripts and take personal details of patient.
•Validate prescription – medicine prescribed, availability of funds on medical aid or patient.
•Assess prescription on therapeutic and legal aspects.
•Dispense medication according to Good Pharmacy Practice guidelines and advise patient on the use of generic medicine preparations.
•Counsel patient prior to supplying the medication.
•Record scheduled 6 drugs in the register of issued scheduled drugs.
•Record and monitor repeat scripts.
•Supervise Pharmacist Assistant on all dispensing activities and on mixing and compounding of medicine

In-Patients
•Receive and assess prescriptions on therapeutic and legal aspects.
•Communicate with the prescriber regarding any identified problems.
•Communicate with the Nursing staff on action plan agreed with the prescriber regarding any identified problem on a prescription.
•Record such agreed action plan on the prescription with date and time spoken to prescriber and pharmacist name.
•Charge prescriptions and issue the medication.
•Pack the medication per script per patient and place the address labels on the parcel to identify for which patient the packet is intended.
•Place the trailer labels on the pack of the prescription and sign label
•Check the items, quantities, directions and physical stock in the packets for correctness if the medication was charged and/or issued by a Pharmacist Assistant, and sign the trailer label as confirmation that this check was performed
•File prescriptions where applicable
•Capture prescription returns/credits from patients in the wards


Legislation, Standards and Quality Assurance
•Be aware, constantly of work process problems or bottlenecks that prevent the achievement of goals, objectives and targets.
•Attend continuous professional development (CPD) courses in order to keep abreast of new developments in the profession and the healthcare industry in general. CPD also includes conducting in-service training to Pharmacist Assistants, Nursing and other hospital personnel on any pharmaceutical matters.
•Maintain working area in a clean, tidy and professional state at all times.
•Dispose, timeously, water packaging in accordance with standard procedures
•Ensure that access to Pharmacy in only by authorised staff
•Avail yourself for shift work and for being on-call or being called out to provide a pharmaceutical service
•Ensure that all professional activities within the Pharmacy and the Hospital is adhering to regulations of the Pharmacy Act and other related Acts of parliament.

Issuing of Habit-Forming Drugs (S5 &S6) to wards/units
•Issue drugs as per Group Standard Operating Practices
•Barcode all ampoules issued and supply barcodes for tablets issued
•Charge relevant ward, check stock on hand and physically deliver or collect as per agreement with the Unit Manager
•Ensure effective communication with the wards and Pharmacy Manager

Stock Control
•Maintain Quick Care after-hours cupboard and billing patients for medication taken from the cupboard.
•Maintain stock borrowing book
•Check issue advise of ethical stock against assembled stock prior to being delivered to the Unit
•Lock delivery containers after being checked
•Monitor slow moving stock and check expiry dates on stock
•Encourage prescribers to use short-dated and slow-moving stock
•Monitor the usage of schedule 5 &6 drugs & inform the Pharmacy Manager when levels are low
•Ensuring thermo-labile products are store according to manufacturer’s recommendation
•Check and control stock level of all ethical products
•Follow up with the Pharmacy Manager or ethical buyer on outstanding or back-ordered ethical stock
•Conduct cyclic stock counts on designated areas
•Communicate with the supplier representatives on either new products, defective products, short-dated or slow-moving stock
•Check received stock in the cage from suppliers – check expiry dates, correct stock received according to invoices and do not accepts damaged stock. Report short dated stock immediately to the Pharmacy Manager
•Prepare and be available for all stock takes
•Monitor monthly, the stock in units in terms of expiry dates, slow-moving items, stock levels, storage levels, storage conditions, drug registers and other related pharmaceutical service in the Wards/Units.

Building relationships:
•Develop mutually beneficial relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
•Provide authoritative, specialist expertise and advice to external customers
•Contribute to a culture of service excellence, which builds positive relationships and provides opportunity for feedback and exceptional service.
•Ensure own understanding and adherence to customer service delivery and provide specialist support to meet or exceed customer expectations.

Finance management:
•Maintain the tracking file which indicates non-payment of levies to be zero at all times
•Prepare and submit detailed weekly and monthly reports to the Pharmacy Manager covering Pharmacy activities that impact on patient care, productivity, customer service levels, financial performance and any other area that may have clinical or other implications
•Conduct daily cash-up sales
•Adhere to standards and procedures to reduce costs and report associated risks

People management:
•Supervise staff in terms of productivity and quality service delivery and raise any anomalies with the Pharmacy Manager
•Conduct in-service training to all staff
•Manage timekeeping and report any anomalies to the Pharmacy Manager
•Provide leadership to staff on a consistent basis thereby creating a working environment that enhances job satisfaction.
•Communicate regularly with staff through meetings or individually in order to keep them informed on the Pharmacy activities and that of the hospital
•Attend all Department meetings
•Stand in the Pharmacy Manager in his/her absence.
Requirements
•B.Pharm degree/diploma.
•Current Registration with South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) as a Pharmacist.
•A minimum of 2 years experienced in Retail or Private setting
•Computer proficiency – SAP and Unisolve
Job Closing Date 11/11/2019
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