Senior Pharmacist

at Life Cosmos Hospital
Location Witbank, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Witbank


A vacancy exists for a Senior Pharmacist based at Life Cosmos Hospital, Mpumalanga, reporting to Sisa Luphahla, Pharmacy Manager.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and co- ordinating the Pharmacy services within the hospital environment to achieve hospital and company strategic objectives.


Critical Outputs

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 Pharmacy 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 LHC people 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 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 LHC procurement agreements





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)




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement

Attention to detail


Motivating and developing people

Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication skills

Influencing skills

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour

Action orientation


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