District Pharmacist: Global Fund TB Programme

TB HIV Care - Amathole District Municipality, Eastern Cape

Overview

TB HIV Care (THC), in existence since 1929, is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. We provide health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers and people who use drugs. THC provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care. Our work culture is adapted to the constantly-evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care.

Purpose of the position:

The role of the district pharmacist is to provide overall coordination of the pharmaceutical services, with a particular focus on TB and adjuvant medicines.  The DP will work closely with the District Pharmacist and report directly to the Project/Programme Manager at the district level who will monitor day to day activities and approve timesheets.  This position requires a good understanding of the medicine quantification, procurement and supply chain management systems to ensure reliable procurement, storage, control and distribution of quality medicines.

Responsibilities

Good Pharmacy Practice

  • Design, develop and manage a comprehensive activity plan
  • Advocate for Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP)
  • Planning and coordination of health products supply
  • Quality assurance and clinical governance practices

Programme Support

  • Work with DoH district pharmacist to ensure compliance
  • Developing and implementing a standard procedure for drug management
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of internal control procedures to mitigate identified risks

Training

  • Develop protocols, standard operating procedures and guidelines for efficient and cost-effective pharmaceutical service.

Data management

  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives
  • Support resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B.Pharm)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a pharmacist after registration with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)
  • Proof of current registration with SAPC
  • Postgraduate degree in Clinical Pharmacy is an added advantage
  • Relevant experience in hospital pharmacy, retail section and NGO environment
  • Management or supervisory experience
  • Sound knowledge of Good Pharmacy practice, Medicine and related substance Act, and the Pharmacy Act
  • Valid driver’s license and be willing to travel
  • Clear criminal record