Pharmacy Manager

Life Kingsbury Hospital
Pharmacy Manager

A vacancy exists for a Pharmacy Manager based at Life Kingsbury Hospital, reporting to Christine Malan, Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Pharmacy services within the hospital environment 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
  • Pharm / Dip.Pharm / B.Sc Pharm and current registration with South African Pharmacy Council
  • Relevant Managerial experience in Private Hospital would be an advantage
  • Registration as a Tutor with South African Pharmacy Council desirable.
  • 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)
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leading by example
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience, drive & energy
  • Engaging diversity
  • Influencing skills
  • Business insight
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships & networking
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Motivating and developing people
Closing date
Friday, January 22, 2021

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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