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Manager: Pharmaceutical Services

Western Cape Government




Core Title: Medical Sciences And Support Personnel

Minimum educational qualification:

Basic qualification accredited with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) that allows registration with SAPC as a Pharmacists.
Registration with a professional council: Registration with the SAPC as a Pharmacist.


A minimum of 3 years appropriate experience after registration as a Pharmacist with the SAPC.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

In-depth knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to pharmacy practice, the Public Sector and the National Department of Health.
Strong leadership skills (including interpersonal skills) with regards to general management, organisation strategic planning (long and short term) and contingency/operational management.
Financial and Supply chain management skills with regards to pharmacy management.
Knowledge and experience of human resources management especially labour relations and disciplinary procedures.
Proficiency (written and verbal) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Computer literacy such as Ms Office applications with specific reference to Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as Information Management.
Ability to function at a strategic level including communication or presentation skills.
Project Management skills.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Manager of the Pharmacy Services of Tygerberg Hospital including registration as the Responsible Pharmacist, serving as an active member of various relevant committees in the hospital as required, and provide support to the COO and clinical management team.
Serve as an active member on various committees at Provincial level as required, Communication with various players including personnel of faculties of health sciences, the public and health workers of all level of care, Ensure Good Pharmacy Practice and compliance with legislative requirements and, National Core Standards, Monitor and Evaluate Pharmacy services within the Pharmacy and the hospital.
Financial management, budgets and setting the pharmaceuticals budget control, evaluation, adherence to financial requirements in procurement processes and ensure complete drug supply management adherence, and promote rational medicine prescribing or usage.
Manage human resources of Pharmacy, including human resource development/planning, labour relations and disciplinary processes and strategic planning, long-term and short term as well as contingency, operational planning, Implement policies and procedures to Pharmacy services and facilitate and initiate research projects.
Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.


Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the (Sunday Times/Rapport/City Press 24/2/2019, PSVC 8/2019)

Salary R 1 035 831 per annum (A portion of the package can be structured according
Salary Level OSD
Applications To
The Chief Executive Officer: Tygerberg Hospital
Private Bag X3
(Attention: Ms V Meyer)

Closing Date 15 March 2019
Dr P Ciapparelli
Tel: (021) 938-5883