Reference Number (Argus/Burger 19/8/2017, PSVC 34/2017)
Component Department of Health

Institution: Directorate: Pharmacy Services, Cape Medical Depot (Head Office, Cape Town)

Core Title: Medical Sciences And Support Personnel

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualification:


  • Grade 1: Senior Certificate with Mathematics as a passed subject (Certified proof of Senior Certificate). Grade 2: Basic Pharmacist Assistant qualification that allows registration with the SAPC as a Pharmacist Assistant (Basic) (Warehousing/Wholesale).

Registration with a professional council:

  • Grade 1: Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) to study towards a basic Pharmacist Assistant (Basic) (Warehousing/Wholesale).
  • Grade 2: Registration with the SAPC as a Pharmacist’s Assistant (Basic) (Warehousing/Wholesale).

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Physical ability to pick and remove heavy boxes.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Knowledge of Drug Supply Management Principles.
  • Good knowledge of wholesale warehouse practices and procedures.
  • Good numeric skills, meticulous and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in at least two of three official languages of Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Effective booking in of received pharmaceutical products from suppliers.
  • Effective control of pharmaceutical stock.
  • Issuing of stock against orders from health facilities.
  • Efficient and secure packaging of pharmaceutical products for delivery.
  • Effective control and distribution of completed pharmaceutical orders to facilities.
  • Compliance with good pharmacy practice and good warehouse practice.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. All short listed candidates may undergo a technical competency test. Candidates registered in categories other than “Warehousing/Wholesale” may also apply, on condition that registration in the category “Warehousing/Wholesale” is obtained within 12 months. Appointments will be done on probation until the registration certified in the required category is obtained. Failure to comply will lead to the termination of services in the cases of those appointed from outside the public service. In the case of serving employees, the employee will return to his/her previous post.
Note: Candidates who are not in possession of the stipulated registration requirements, may also apply.  Such candidates will only be considered for appointment on condition that proof of application for registration to register with the relevant council and proof of payment of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are submitted with their job application/on appointment.  This concession is only applicable on health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (including individuals who must apply for change in registration status)”

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: 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. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the (Argus/Burger 19/8/2017, PSVC 34/2017)

Salary Grade 1: R108 240 per annum Grade 2: R146 688 per annum
Salary Level OSD
Applications To

The Director: People Practices and Administration, Department of Health
PO Box 2060
Cape Town
(Attention Ms C Dawood)

Closing Date 8 September 2017

Ms N Sampson
Tel: (021) 483-0714

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