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Vacancy Details
A job opportunity

A job opportunity exists for the right candidate in Western Cape
The Department of Health and Wellness is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in the regard will be appreciated.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government.
Pharmacist (Internship) 01 January 2023 until 31 December 2023 (22 posts)
  Employment Type: Contract
  Reference No: MHS140/2022
   Groote Schuur Hospital, Tygerberg Hospital, Red Cross Hospital, Worcester Hospital, George Hospital, Stellenbosch Hospital, Eerste River Hospital, Karl Bremer Hospital, Victoria Hospital, Khayelitsha Hospital, Kraaifontein CHC, Lady Michaelis CHC, Vanguard CHC, Mitchells Plain CHC and Bishop Lavis CHC
Competencies (knowledge/skills):
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. Ability to work accurately under pressure and maintain a high standard of professionalism. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Computer literacy. Knowledge of and ability to comply with applicable Pharmacy legislation, National and Provincial Health policies.
Minimum educational qualification:
Basic qualification accredited with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) that allows registration with the SAPC as a Pharmacist (Intern).
Duties (key result areas/outputs):
Leadership by demonstrating initiative in addressing problems. Provision of Pharmaceutical Care, including prescription evaluation, dispensing of medication and provision of information to ensure patient compliance and therapeutic success. Effective medicine supply management to ensure the safe and reliable procurement, storage, control and distribution of quality pharmaceuticals. Adherence to policies, procedures and expenditure control. Assist with the training, education and development of pharmacy staff and other health workers, and promotion of Public health. All duties will be performed under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist. Quality Management by demonstrating compliance with National Core Standards, Occupational Health & Safety control and good Pharmacy practices.
Registration with a professional council:
Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) as a Pharmacist (Intern).
Technical enquiries: Ms D Frieslaar, Tel. no. (021) 483 6197, e-mail address: / Mr R Mitchell, Tel no. (021)483-2644, e-mail address: IT enquiries: Mrs C Veldman Tel: (021) 815 8839, e-mail address:
The interviews will take place via MS Teams. A cover letter which indicates 5 institutions of preference, but the applicant may be placed at other institutions depending on availability. If the applicant does not select 5 institutions their application will not be considered. A comprehensive CV with referral letters from 3 referees. Certified copies of Matric Certificate, Identity Document, University academic record for the 3 years of study and South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) student registration certificate Accommodation during internship will not be provided. All short-listed candidates will undergo a technical competency test. 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).
Package: R 356 079 per annum (A portion of the package can be structured according to the Individuals personal needs).
Starting Date:
5/27/2022 12:00:00 AM
Candidates may be subjected to a competency test. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. As directed by the Department of Public Service and 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 and previous employment.
  • It will be expected of shortlisted candidates to be:
  • available at the venue on the time and date as determined by the Department and
  • bring along recently (not older than 6 months) certified copies of your Identity Document (ID), driver’s license (if applicable for the post), qualification and/or proof of registration at relevant statutory body. Failure to adhere to the aforementioned may lead to his/her application being disqualified and not further considered.
Closing date: 6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM