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Pharmacist Assistant (Post – Basic)

Middelburg Hospital - Middelburg, Mpumalanga

Full-Time | Government

Closing date yi 15 ka November 2019


  • Grade 12, Post Basic Pharmacist‘s Assistant qualification, registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC).
  • Proof of current registration with SAPC.
  • Appropriate post registration experience will be an added advantage.

Skills & Competencies

  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work under pressure and professionalism.
  • Pharmacy and Public service legislation, communication skills (written/verbal).
  • Mathematical skills and Computer literacy.


Perform all duties falling within the scope of practice of Post Basic Pharmacist’s Assistant under direct supervision of a Pharmacist, including but not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the manufacturing of non-sterile or sterile medicine according to formulas and SOPs.
  • Re-packaging of medicines.
  • Distribution and control of medicines.
  • Reading and preparation of a prescription.
  • Selection, labelling and supply of medicine in an appropriate container following the interpretation and evaluation of a prescription.
  • Stock control and management, including ordering, receipt, storage and distribution of medicines according to legislation.
  • Dispensing of medicines and providing information, education and counselling of patients to promote health.

Additional Information

  • Applications must be submitted on a Z83 (cofa) form which must be originally signed and dated.
  • The fully completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as recently certified copies of all qualification(s), academic records including a Senior certificate and ID-document [Driver’s license where applicable].
  • The certification must be within three (3) months as at the advert closing date.
  • Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications.
  • Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
  • Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered.
  • The Department does not accept applications via fax or email.
  • Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
  • If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, qualification verification and employment verification).
  • Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test.
  • Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of 12 months.
  • The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment(s) to the above post.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to sign a performance agreement.
  • The Department of Health is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.
  • The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department.
  • It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose transfer / promotion / appointment will promote representativity in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan.
  • The Department reserves the right to withdraw posts, if by doing so, the interests of the Department will be best served.


  • Ms. S Matheba Tel No: (013) 658 1070

Ref No

  • MPDOH/NOV/19/33
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