National Appointments
National Appointments is a generalist recruitment company that handles all levels of professional staff placing within most industries throughout South Africa and Africa.
We do however specialize in the Mining, Medical, Construction, Manufacturing and Finance industries.

Pharmacy Manager
Posted date [2018-May-04] (ID: 67854)

Our client, a Private Hospital situated in Soshanguve, just north of Pretoria, is looking for an experienced and qualified Pharmacy Manager.




A vacancy exists for a Pharmacy Manager at Botshilu Private Hospital based in Soshanguve, Pretoria, reporting to the Hospital General Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and co- coordinating the Pharmacy services within the hospital environment to achieve hospital and company strategic objectives. To effectively manage Botshilu Private Hospital pharmacy in order to optimise customer service experience




Effective medication risk management

Report 100% of medication incidents, complete root cause analysis for every incident, develop and implement remedial actions as appropriate

Complete trends analysis with relevant actions quarterly together with Admin Manager.

Report 100% of stock alerts relating to ethical stock not available for patient use, complete a root cause analysis, develop and implement remedial action and complete a trends analysis quarterly

Review pharmacy medication process, identify improvement opportunities and implement actions as well as best operating practice related to medication risk management

Develop an implementation plan for published pharmacy procedures, identify compliance gaps and implement corrective actions from QMS reviews


Effective customer satisfaction management

Manage the agreed ethical product issuing and replenishment process to achieve customer service levels to wards and theatre

Participate in company pharmacy customer satisfaction survey annually, identify gaps and implement remedial action


Effective people management

Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to the company’s policies and practices

Effective asset management

Review daily stock cover template to ensure adequate coverage according to target, inform doctors, theatres and wards of alternative products available in supplier out of stock situations

Review daily negative stock report and action corrections in order to achieve and manage target

Review dead stock report and reduce dead stock according to target

Participate in cycle counts and stock takes, and ensure they are in line with governance, investigate variances and implement corrective actions where necessary


Effective product management

Participate in the active management of cost of sales of pharmaceuticals in line with revenue and budget

Ensure stock is ordered from preferred suppliers according to procurement agreements






B.Pharm Qualification

Relevant clinical knowledge and experience to the critical outputs

Current registration with South African Pharmacy Council

Understanding of pharmacy and related healthcare industry, legislation, regulation and challenges

Knowledge of pharmaceutical legislation

Pharmaceutical product knowledge

Computer proficiency (MS office)

Experience the management of a Hospital Pharmacy

Dispensing knowledge

Knowledge of dispensing systems and ordering systems




Problem-solving, analysis and judgment

Attention to detail


Motivating and developing people

Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication skills

Influencing skills

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organizational awareness

Excellence orientation

Ethical behavior

Action orientation

Writing and reporting

Coping with pressure and setbacks

Following instructions and procedures

Job Title Pharmacy Manager
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Managing the Pharmacy
Start Date Asap
Salary R50 000 to R60 000 pm
Location Soshanguve
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2018-Feb-19
Region Location -> Gauteng
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Pharmaceutical / Medical Jobs

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