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Senior Pharmacist

As the leading medical recruitment agency in South Africa, our client has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Pharmacist based in Alberton, South Africa. The Senior Pharmacist will have the primary responsibility of delivering medications and additional services to patients and healthcare team members. Additionally, they will take on the task of ensuring patients' needs are met in a responsible, satisfactory, and efficient manner in terms of both quality and cost. Responsibilities:

  • Dispense prescriptions (hospital and retail)

  • Streamlining of retail front shop queues

  • Ensure maximum safety of patients by providing advice on the appropriate selection, dosage and drug interaction, potential side effects and therapeutic effects of medicines

  • Prepare, issue and control all oncology drugs according to Pharmacy policies and procedures

  • Act as custodian for the management of Schedule 5 & 6 drugs as per legal requirements

  • Assist and offer advice on the usage, side effects, contra-indications, drug interaction and proper storage of medication to patients and other members of the healthcare team

  • Update doctors and wards with regards to out of stock situations and offer alternatives

  • Communicate effectively to assist other team players

  • Supervise and guide Pharmacist Assistants and interns

  • Work effectively and cooperatively with others to establish and maintain good working relationships that are mutually beneficial

  • Build relationships with wards to facilitate the understanding and updating of Pharmacy systems and policies


  • A relevant pharmaceutical qualification (B.Pharm. Degree or Dip.Pharm)

  • Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council.

  • Advanced computer literacy

  • Work experience in a Hospital or Retail Pharmacy environment

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Private Hospitals

If this vacancy is closed or you have any questions, please contact

Please be advised that you will be contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment within 14 days should we wish to proceed with your application. Similarly, if you are not contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment, please accept your application as unsuccessful. Your CV will automatically be added to our database and we could be contacting you should a suitable position arise.


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