Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a reputable Pharmacist for their new store in Pretoria 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
    • Problem-solving
    • 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




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.