AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Pharmacist Assistant - South Africa

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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  • Reviews and processes prescriptions and medication orders as per request.
  • Assist pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medication orders and prescription.
  • Prepares, fills and compounds drugs orders by AHF physicians and other authorized personnel.
  • Operates and uses appropriate techniques within system for storage, preparation and dispensing of medication agents and follows the healthcare centers policies regarding medication preparation and labeling, controlled substances reconciliation and purchasing of pharmaceuticals and supplies.
  • Assist the pharmacist in the retrieval of accurate, concise, applicable data relating to drug usage. Also be able to collect specific patient related information (eg: allergies, drug patients contraindications, side effects, dosages and storage of drugs, etc).
  • Provide and supply information or instructions relating to the correct use of drugs supplied.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs.
  • Receives and stores incoming stock or medical supplies according to the SOP and follow regulation
  • Performs along with pharmacist monthly stock count (monthly stock-take).
  • Clean equipment and instruments according to the prescribed methods. And also help maintain clean working environment in the pharmacy including keeping the area in order
  • Monitor and record pharmacy areas, and refridgerator, daily temperature according to SOP.
  • Be able to answer telephone queries prompt and cautiously.
  • Be able to communicates with relevant personnel at Provincial Pharmaceutical Supply Depot (PPSD formerly know as PMSC) to ensure timely delivery of drugs, if requested.
  • Communicates with relevant personnel at Primary Health Care (PHC) sites to ensure timely distribution of pre-dispensed drugs.
  • Provides weekly adherence reports, monthly reports on down referral sites.
  • Provides pharmacy manager with statistical data as required.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Grade 12 (matric) and six month upward related Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant Course experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience would advantageous for the job.
  • Be able to utilize UniSolv Pharmacy Dispensing Program


Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common prescription codes/direction.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory bodies (eg PMSC, etc.
  • Ability to write speeches routine reports and correspondences clearly.
  • Ability to effectively present information to customers, supervisor and other staff members of the organization.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

  • Grade 12 (Matriculation) certificates;
  • Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant Certificate issued by South African Pharmacy Council; and
  • Registered with South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)


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