Western Cape Health 2021 Pharmacist Internships

The Western Cape Department of Health are inviting applications for their 2021 Pharmacist Internships from final year Bachelor of Pharmacy students and graduates. Successful candidates will be placed at the following health facilities: Groote Schuur Hospital, Tygerberg Hospital, Red Cross Hospital, Worcester Hospital, George Hospital, Stellenbosch Hospital, Eerste River Hospital, Karl Bremer Hospital, Victoria Hospital, Khayelitsha Hospital, Kraaifontein CHC, Lady Michaelis CHC, Vanguard CHC, Mitchell’s Plain CHC and Bishop Lavis CHC.

What are the requirements?

  • Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council as a Pharmacy Student;
  • Be able to speak at least two (2) of the official languages of the Western Cape (Afrikaans, English and/or IsiXhosa);
  • Be a final year student in a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) programme.

All applicants are to submit a comprehensive CV with referral letters from 3 referees. All applicants should indicate five (5) institutions of preference, but may be placed at other institutions, depending on the availability of posts. If the applicant does not select 5 institutions their application will not be considered. Certified copies of Matric Certificate, Identity Document, University academic record for the three (3) years of study and South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) student registration certificate. All short listed candidates will undergo a technical competency test.

Applicants must posses the following skills:

Knowledge of and ability to comply with applicable legislation. National and Provincial Health Policies, Pharmacy Acts and Laws. Ability to work accurately under pressure and maintain a high standard of professionalism. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Computer literacy. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Their duties will include:

Leadership by demonstrating initiative in addressing problems. Provision of Pharmaceutical Care, including prescription evaluation, dispensing of medication and provision of information to ensure patient compliance and therapeutic success. Effective medicine supply management to ensure the safe and reliable procurement, storage, control and distribution of quality pharmaceuticals. Adherence to policies, procedures and expenditure control. Assist with the training, education and development of pharmacy staff and other health workers, and promotion of Public health. Quality Management by demonstrating compliance with National Core Standards, Occupational Health & Safety control and good Pharmacy practices. All duties will be performed under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist.

How to apply?

To apply for the 2021 Western Cape Pharmacist Internships CLICK HERE

Closing date: 19 June 2020

Should you have any questions regarding this internship advert please call Ms D Frieslaar, tel. no. (021) 483 6197.

Note: Candidates may be subjected to a competency test. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. As directed by the Department of Public Service and Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records and previous employment.

  • It will be expected of candidates to be conversant in at least two of the official languages (English/Afrikaans/IsiXhosa) of the Western Cape.
  • It will be expected of shortlisted candidates to be:
  • available at the venue on the time and date as determined by the Department and
  • bring along recently (not older than 6 months) certified copies of your Identity Document (ID), driver’s license (if applicable for the post), qualification and/or proof of registration at relevant statutory body. Failure to adhere to the aforementioned may lead to his/her application being disqualified and not further considered.

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