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Pharmacist’s Assistant Grade 1 to 3 (Post-Basic) (3 posts)

Department of Health - Cape Town

Reference Number: People’s Post (Link) 30/6/2015

Core Title: Medical Sciences and Support Personnel

Institution: Directorate: HIV/AIDS, STI & TB ARV Depot (2 posts) and Cape Medical Depot (1 post) (Head Office, Cape Town)

Service benefits:

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


Minimum educational qualification:

  • Post-Basic Pharmacist Assistant qualification that allows registration with SAPC as a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Warehousing).

Registration with a professional council:

  • Current registration with the SAPC as a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Warehousing).


  • Grade 1: None after registration with the SAPC as Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Warehousing).
  • Grade 2: A minimum of 5 years appropriate experience as Pharmacist Assistant after registration as a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Warehousing) with the SAPC.
  • Grade 3: A minimum of 13 years appropriate experience as Pharmacist Assistant after registration as a Pharmacist Assistant (Post-Basic) (Warehousing) with the SAPC.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Knowledge and experience in handling pharmaceutical supplies particularly in a warehouse environment.
  • Knowledge of Drug Supply Management Principles.
  • Good knowledge of storage and wholesale procedures.
  • Good numeric skills and meticulous and attention to detail.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Ensure accurate booking in of received pharmaceutical products.
  • Ensure effective control of pharmaceutical stock using a computer based program or a manual system of stock management.
  • Ensure accurate picking, checking and packaging of pharmaceutical products.
  • Assist with efficient and secure packaging of pharmaceutical products for delivery when required.
  • Collate statistics.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. All short-listed candidates may undergo a technical competency test.

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 People’s Post (Link) 30/6/2015, PSVC 26/2015 


Grade 1: R 148 440 per annum,

Grade 2: R 172 275 per annum,

Grade 3: R 186 687 per annum

CLOSING DATE: 17 July 2015


The Director
People Practices and Administration
Department of Health
PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000
(For the attention of Ms C Versfeld)


Ms D Samuels, Tel: (021) 483-5894

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