Shoprite: Pharmacist Locum (Western Cape)

Job Title: Pharmacist Locum (Western Cape)
Job Type Classification: Part Time
Location - Town / City: Western Cape
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa


Medirite makes use of Pharmacist Locums to take responsibility for Pharmacies in selected Shoprite, Checkers & Checkers Hyper Stores in the Western Cape.
As Pharmacist Locum you will be required to amongst other:
1) Take responsibility as the On Duty Pharmacist and ensure compliance with all Good Pharmacy Practice requirements;
2) Ensuring ethical compliance with statutory legislation;
3) Patient counselling;
4) Drug interventions;
5) Overseeing the daily running of the store;
6) Supervising staff;
7) Being able to work on Unisolve; and
8) Cash and Banking.

BPharm or equivalent Pharmaceutical Degree
Registration as a Pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council
Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance


Experience in a retail pharmacy will be preferential


- Dispensing knowledge
- Knowledge of dispensing systems and ordering systems
Computer literacy – MS Office Package


Job objectives:
- Stock control
- Dispensing (under supervision of pharmacist)
- Administration
- Housekeeping
- Frontshop service


- Working with people
- Adhering to principles and values
- Relating and networking
- Presenting and communicating information
- Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
- Following instructions and procedures
- Coping with pressures and setbacks


- Deciding and initiating action
- Applying professional and technical expertise
- Analysing

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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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