Dischem Careers: Entry Level Pharmacy Assistant

Another reliable and qualified pharmacy in the country that South African can refer to is Dischem. It sounds that this name has been around for more than 40 years. If you wish to work under the credential company where you are passionate to work in medicine, this is the right time to join Dischem careers. Here is the complete information about the job vacancies.

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Programme Description

Position: Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant (Seapoint)

Recruiter: Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Type of work: Permanent


These are some of the duties (but not limited to) of Post Basic Qualified Pharmacist Assistant.

  • Helping the sale of both Schedule 1 and 2 medicines or substances scheduled before
  • Assisting the processes of compounding and preparing the non-sterile medicine based on standard operating procedures
  • Aiding the repackaging of medicines
  • Lending a hand with the stock control and distribution of Schedule 1-5 medicines or scheduled substances
  • Interpreting scripts accurately and acting professionally within the legal standards
  • Giving assistance with the order of medicines including the Schedule 6 based on instruction in terms of the Medicines Act
  • Providing information to all individuals in order to promote health
  • Giving explanation about medical aid costs for the patients
  • Giving appropriate instructions for patients related to the correct usage of medicine
  • Aiding the reading, preparing, selecting and labelling the medicine
  • Capturing scrip details accurately and verifying the details of all patients on the systems
  • Maintaining customer profiles on systems
  • Exercising stock, asset control, and cash
  • Facilitating bi-annual stock takes
  • Ensuring the accurate processes of picking, packing, labelling, and checking the medication
  • Processing all the paperwork for the accurate submission of claims of medical aids
  • Correcting errors on scripts
  • Reporting on stock levels when there are low or out of stock
  • Taking notes of messages on the customer profile
  • Ensuring the authorization of chronic illnesses such as HIV or AIDS and oncology medication
  • Following up with patients related to the script tracking reports requested by the dispensary
  • Merging the profiles locally and UCS must be notified
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In order to make yourself fit into the Dischem careers, the applicants must fulfill these following requirements.

  • Having the ability in reading, writing, and speaking in English and another second language is a must
  • Having outstanding communication skills and listening is compulsory
  • Being able to focus on customer service and have strong attention to detail will be compulsory
  • The applicants must have sound numerical skills
  • The applicants must have the characters of honest and trustworthy
  • Having the ability to solve problem and manage time is a must
  • The applicants must be able to work in a team and individually
  • The applicants should be able to work under pressure
  • Having the computer literacy especially Microsoft Office is an obligatory
  • Having the knowledge of Retail or FMCG operations will be preferable
  • Appropriate knowledge or experiences in SAP, Unisolv, and E-Scripting will be an advantage
  • The ability to have third additional language is preferable
  • The applicants should have a valid driver’s license
  • Applicants must have clear criminal records and credit records
  • Being physically fit to stand for a long time will be necessary
  • It would be an advantage when the applicants have registered themselves with the South African Pharmacy Council


For applying, there are some documents that the applicants need to prepare in order to make themselves eligible.

  • A comprehensive CV
  • Copies of qualifications

These documents can be uploaded through the link of https://dischem.simplify.hr/Vacancy/fhapwr. There will be the button of Apply at the bottom of the page. There, you will get the assistance on what you need to do.

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Unless the company give you further notifications about what processes you will have afterwards, please consider your application unsuccessful.


For further information, you can contact the customer care consultant at 0860 347 243.

Closing Date

The closing date of these Dischem careers will be on 8 March 2021.