Pharmacy | Stock Controller

Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital
Pharmacy | Stock Controller

A vacancy exists for a Pharmacy Stock Controller based at Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital, reporting to the Inventory Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the quality pharmaceutical services, financial objectives, legislative compliance and people management requirements are achieved to the required standards.

Critical Outputs

Effective medication safety management

  • Report 100% of pharmacy alerts and incidents

Effective quality management systems

  • Ensure compliance to LHC Quality management systems.
  • Ensure compliance with SAPC, DOH and LHC legal and professional standards
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and pharmacy quality initiatives.
  • Effective stock management
  • Dead stock and short dated stock management
  • Negative stock management
  • Capturing and handling of product complaints
  • Participate in achieving hospital budgeted financial measures relating to pharmacy
  • Implementing and maintaining LHC formulary

Effective product management

  • Participate in the active management of cost of sales.
  • Build effective working relationships with nursing staff.
  • Manage non recoverable usage

Effective asset management

  • Participate in achieving stock targets i.e. stock days, dead stock, stock variances
  • Excellent stock-take knowledge with good management of short dated stock
  • Manage and minimise stock write offs
  • Management of unreconciled liabilities
  • Ensure correct ordering, issuing, timeous receipting and crediting of stock
  • Management of negative stock
  • Achieve optimal system utilisation.

Effective people management

  • Ensure good communication with nursing staff and doctors
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Grade 12 National Senior Certificate.
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Basic accounting skills beneficial
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) is essential.
  • Medical experience is essential with hospital stock control experience an advantage.
  • A person who is result orientated, pays attention to detail, and has excellent interpersonal as well as excellent communication skills.
  • Customer focus, a commitment towards continuous improvement, the ability to work independently and the management of time is required.
  • Willingness to work overtime, afterhours and weekends also required.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
Closing date
Monday, May 20, 2024

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

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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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