Dis-Chem Pharmacies Dispensary Manager - Blue Route Jobs in South Africa

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Dispensary Manager - Blue Route Jobs in South Africa

Job Description

  • Dis-Chem Pharmacies require the services of a Dispensary Manager for their Blue Route store, Manage and supervise the dispensary, including self-medication and staff. Ensure the provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for the patients’ related needs, and being accountable for meeting these needs.



  • Grade 12 / Matric

  • BPharm / equivalent qualification

  • Registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)

  • Registered tutor

  • Unisolv experience

  • Experience in supervising staff

  • Computer literate – MS Office.

  • Sound numerical skills.

  • Strong command of the English language and a second language.

  • Willing and able to work retail hours.


  • Previous management experience of at least 7 staff

  • Relevant retail/ FMCG experience

  • Third additional language

  • SAP experience

  • E-scripting experience

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure dispensary and self-medication areas are adequately staffed, and that staff work within their scope of practice

  • Ensure Good Pharmacy Practice rules regulations are adhered to by staff

  • Ensure no expired/short-dated stock is held

  • Ensure expired stock is regularly disposed of and kept separate to usable stock

  • Ensure negative stock is investigated and managed daily

  • Prepare for stocktake in advance

  • Follow stock ordering process to reach maximum purchasing compliance

  • Maintain stock levels

  • Ensure Schedule 6 medication is locked away, and that the register is maintained and balanced quarterly

  • Ensure SAPC registration and annual registration fees are kept up to date

  • Accurately interpret scripts and act in a professional and responsible manner, and within the legal requirements in accordance with the SAPC

  • Capture script details accurately and verify patients’ details on the system

  • Ensure accurate picking/packing/labeling and checking of medication and be aware of common dosages as well as important drug interactions

  • Provide accurate instructions to patients regarding the correct use of medicine supplied

  • Keep abreast of changes in medical aid procedures and requirements for claims and dispensing

  • 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

  • Ensure Dispensary Admin Assistant is trained and in control of the bulk of the dispensary admin



  • 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.

  • Clear credit and criminal records.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Dis-Chem Pharmacies Dispensary Manager - Blue Route Jobs in South Africa

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