Pharmacy Ward | Stock Controller

Life Hilton Private Hospital
Pharmacy Ward | Stock Controller

A vacancy exists for a Pharmacy Ward Stock Controller based at Life Hilton Private Hospital, reporting to the Pharmacy Manager. The successful candidate will contribute to the effective functioning and co-ordination of stock for the allocated wards, plant or pharmacy.

Critical Outputs
  • Inventory maintenance including acquisition, control and distribution of stock for the allocated ward or plant.
  • Set up and maintenance of preferred stock levels, and daily ordering of stock to ensure quality pharmaceutical supply service to the ward or plant.
  • Daily count of high value items and communication of discrepancies to the Unit manager.
  • Daily management and processing of SAP reports, negative stock and stock valuation in the ward or plant.
  • Daily MRP ordering on SAP of ethical and surgical items for the ward or plant.
  • Monthly cycle counts (ethical and surgical) and stock takes, as well as the capturing of such and the investigating of stock variances in the ward or plant.
  • Renal unit: - management of all inter-hospital orders, PD orders, stock control and stock take.
  • Asset management in the wards, plant, and Pharmacy, to ensure security of stock and to minimize loss due to redundancy.
  • Provide backup assistance for the Pharmacy Senior Stock controller, including the management of all Surgical pharmacy stock control.
  • Assist with all Pharmacy Surgical Inter Hospital sales and orders (selling and buying of excess stock)
  • Management of Pharmacy Surgical negative stock and outstanding orders.
  • Reporting of any stock-related issues and action plans to mitigate issues experienced.
  • Assist the Pharmacy Snr stock controller with all stock control processes (stock counts) and reporting, including bin maintenance in Pharmacy.
  • Develop and maintain sound relationships with internal customers to achieve co-operation and compliance with audit processes.
  • Cover surgical team where needed.
  • Conducting clerical duties or any other tasks as allocated by the Pharmacy Manager
  • Grade 12
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) is essential.
  • Hospital experience and knowledge of systems (SAP) is a requirement as well as hospital stock control experience.
  • A person who is result orientated, pays attention to detail, 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.
  • A willingness to work overtime, after hours and weekends also required.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience, drive and energy
  • Engaging diversity
  • Influencing skills
  • Organisational awareness
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships and Customer responsiveness
  • Verbal and written communication skills
Closing date
Tuesday, May 14, 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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