Assistant Manager: Pharmaceutical Services

Reference number: 03919

Directorate: Pharmacy

SALARY: R651 819 per annum (All-inclusive remuneration package, of which a portion

could be structured according to the individual’s needs)

CENTRE: Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH)

REQUIREMENTS: Basic qualification accredited with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) that allows registration with the SAPC. Registration with the SAPC as a Pharmacist. A minimum of 5 years experience as a Pharmacist post registration with the SAPC. Current registration with the SAPC as a practicing pharmacist. Project management skills. Valid code 08 (EB) driver’s license. An in-depth understanding of the National Drug Policy, the Pharmacy Legislation and the Public Finance Management Act.

DUTIES: Assisting with the overall management of the hospital pharmacy complex, which includes the main pharmacy and all the satellite pharmacies on the premises. Assisting with the development of the annual pharmacy budget. Assisting with the management of the allocated budget, including the equitable share and other relevant grants. Assisting in overseeing the down referral programme for stabilized patients to the appropriate Community Health Centers in the Central Wits Region. Assisting in ensuring the availability of and accessibility of essential medicines including ARV’s to all patients served by Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. Assist in developing and implementing of relevant Standard Operating Procedures. Promoting rationale use of medicines. Participating in the Institutional Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Participating in the training and development of pharmacy personnel. Participating in the pharmacy planning, budgeting and procurement processes. Assisting in the monitoring and evaluation of compliance standards in the pharmacy. Participating in the management of personnel performance and appraisal and the reviewing thereof.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. S. Dikgang (011) 933 9864 / 8797

APPLICATIONS: Application must be submitted on a Z83 form with a C.V, Certified copies of I.D and Qualifications attached. Applications should be submitted at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College(inside the Hospital premises), Chris Hani Road, Diepkloof, Soweto or posted to Private Bag X05, Bertsham, 2013 or apply online at

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at / documents. The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification / s and ID document( no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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