Pharmacy Manager

Life East London Private Hospital
Pharmacy Manager

A vacancy exists for a Pharmacy Manager based at Life East London Private Hospital, reporting to Reshma Vanmali, Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Pharmacy services within the hospital environment for Life East London Private Hospital, Life East London Private Renal Unit and Life St James Hospital, by ensuring that quality pharmaceutical services, financial objectives, legislative compliance and people management requirements are achieved to the required standards.

Critical Outputs

Effective medication safety management 

  • Implement Pharmacy best operating practice related to medication safety management with the objective of reducing medication incidents to below target
  • Achieve required pharmacy alert reporting and develop and implement relevant remedial actions

Effective quality management systems

  • Drive the implementation and compliance to LHC Quality management systems
  • Ensure compliance with SAPC, DOH and LHC legal and professional standards
  • Achieve required customer service levels in theatre and wards
  • Implement customer satisfaction and pharmacy quality initiatives

Effective financial management

  • Achieve hospital budgeted financial measures relating to pharmacy
  • Actively manage the cost of sales of pharmaceuticals in line with revenue and budget
  • Drive identified growth opportunities

Effective product management

  • Communicate and implement LHC pharmaceutical product conversions
  • Identify and communicate cost saving opportunities for product conversion and utilisation
  • Build effective working relationships with doctors

Effective asset management

  • Achieve stock targets

Effective systems management

  • Ensure optimum system utilisation
  • Utilise and action management information on Life Gateway and report appropriately

Effective people management

  • Recruit, retain, motivate and develop staff according to LHC people policies and practices
  • Provide direction and inspire positive work behaviour in team
  • B.Pharm / Dip.Pharm / B.Sc Pharm
  • Current registration with South African Pharmacy Council
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience to the critical outputs
  • Understanding of SA healthcare industry as it relates to Pharmacy and key role-players
  • Understanding of operating structures and relationships within a hospital environment
  • Current pharmaceutical product knowledge as well as knowledge of pharmaceutical legislation
  • Proven leadership and people management experience
  • Basic financial management and numeric ability
  • Computer proficiency (MS office)
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing skills
  • Action orientation
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Visible leadership
  • Motivating and developing people

Megan van Deventer

Closing date
Friday, April 19, 2019

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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