AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Senior Pharmacist

South Africa
Req No
Regular Full-Time





Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

AHF’s core values are to be:

• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right

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  • Keep abreast of government policy and sound knowledge and experience in HIV/TB management as part of a roving team, supports and complement pharmacy services in clinics
  • Dispensing of drugs and stock control
  • Supervises the pre-dispensing of pre-packed prescriptions for clients
  • Reviews prescriptions issued by providers or other authorized prescribers to assure accuracy and clinical appropriateness
  • Prepares, fills and compounds drug orders
  • Supervises pharmacy personnel engaged in mixing, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals
  • Answers questions and provides information to patients and providers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals
  • Maintains established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs
  • Manages appropriate data collection, such as client name, prescribed medication and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge system, and inventory
  • Performs monthly stock countsAssists the Pharmacy Manager in preparing quarterly drug forecasts
  • Communicates with relevant personnel at PHC sites to ensure timely delivery of pre-dispensed drugs
  • Provides Pharmacy Manager with statistical data as required
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Pharmacist AssistantsCarries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with AHF’s and SAG policies and applicable laws;
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

BSc Pharm.

Language Skills

Fluent in English

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents;Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory bodies. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format; Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills;High Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical solutions.

Reasoning Ability;Very High Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Licensed Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Council of South Africa.

Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate well with patients in a healthcare center setting;Excellent customer service skills.


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