Pharmacy Manager

Life West Coast Private Hospital
Pharmacy Manager

A vacancy exists for a Pharmacy Manager based at Life West Coast Private Hospital, Vredenburg reporting to Kobus van Wyk, Hospital Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, managing, coordinating, monitoring, and driving improvement in the provision of a customer focused professional pharmacy service within the Hospital in line with hospital and company strategic objectives. 

Critical Outputs

Effective governance and medication risk management 

  • Implement Pharmacy best operating practices related to medication safety management
  • Achieve an improved overall medication error in the context of 100% reporting
  • Ensure compliance with SAPC, DOH, OHSC, and LHC legal and professional standards

Effective quality management

  • Drive enhanced performance in the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Clinical Pharmacy Programs in the hospital
  • Drive optimised implementation of and compliance with the LHC quality management system
  • Achieve required customer service levels, manage customer complaints, and drive continuous improvement

Effective financial and asset management 

  • Achieve hospital budgeted financial measures relating to pharmacy 
  • Actively manage the cost of sales of pharmaceuticals in line with revenue and budget
  • Implement LHC pharmaceutical product conversions and cost efficiency opportunities
  • Identify and implement initiatives to enhance cost effective care provision with optimal patient outcomes
  • Manage product evaluations and complaints
  • Build effective working relationships with doctors and the multifunctional hospital team
  • Drive identified growth, sustainability, and process efficiency initiatives
  • Achieve stock management targets (Stock holding, Deadstock, Stock count adjustments, IDSO’s)
  • Drive the appropriate management of consignment and loan stock
  • Drive the improvement of operational efficiencies impacting cost of sales (for e.g. open orders, negative stock, PPV)
  • Manage non-recoverable utilisation within budget and ensure cost reduction.
  • Manage overheads aligned to budget

Effective people management

  • Demonstrate visible leadership aligned with the company values, operating model, and strategy
  • Recruit, retain, motivate, and develop pharmacy staff
  • Participate in the LHC intern and pharmacist assistant training programs
  • Manage optimal performance of pharmacy staff to ensure delivery of critical outputs
  • Provide direction and inspire positive work behaviour in the team
  • Drive regular performance feedback to staff during regular 1-1s and JPMs
  • Ensure continuous professional development (WSP targets and CPD compliance is achieved)
  • B Pharm/Dip.Pharm and current registration with the South African Pharmacy Council
  • Relevant private hospital experience
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, operating structures and relationships within a hospital environment 
  • Proven leadership and people management experience 
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office)
  • Stategic thinking
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Detail orientated
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Excellence orientation
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Business insight
  • Leading by example
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Decision making abilities
Closing date
Friday, February 23, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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