Dischem is hiring

  1. Vacancy Details

Employer: CB Division

Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Pharmacist for their Loftus 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.

Minimum Requirements:

Grade 12 / Matric

BPharm / equivalent qualification

Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)

Registered tutor

Experience in supervising staff

Computer literate – MS Office

Sound numerical skills

Strong command of the English language and a second language


Relevant retail/ FMCG experience

Third additional language

SAP experience

Unisolv experience

E-scripting experience

Duties and Responsibilities:
Acts & services especially pertaining to a Pharmacist:

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

Accurately interpret scripts and act in a professional and responsible manner, and within the legal requirements in accordance with the SAPC

Correct errors on scripts rejected by medical aid

Dispensing of any medicine or scheduled substance on the prescription of a person authorised to prescribe medicine

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

Keep abreast of changes in medical aid procedures and requirements for claims and dispensing

Follow up with patients regarding script tacking reports as requested by the Dispensary Manager, and follow up appointments

Explain all medical aid costs to patients

Process all paperwork for accurate submission of claims to medical aids

Ensure authorisation of chronic, HIV and AIDS, and oncology medication

Maintain customer profiles on the system

Merge profiles locally, and UCS should be notified to merge profiles centrally

Take note of any messages on the customer profile, and take suitable action

Report on low / out of stock levels, and stock errors to the Dispensary Manager

Facilitate biannual stock takes

Exercise stock, cash and asset control


English and 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


Team player

Trustworthy and honest

Time management

Able to deal with pressure

Computer literate – MS Office


Knowledge of Retail/ FMCG operations

3rd Additional Language

Knowledge of or experience in Unisolv, SAP and E-Scripting

Drug and family planning, and complementary medicine

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; or valid work permit

Clear credit and criminal records

Remuneration and benefits:

Market-related salary

Monthly and annual performance pay

Medical aid

Provident fund

Staff account

How to apply

Suitable candidates should upload their CV here


Dis-Chem Pharmacies is an equal opportunity employer. Dis-Chem’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to Dis-Chem’s Employment Equity & Transformation Strategy. Dis-Chem actively supports the recruitment of People with Disabilities.