Stock Controller at Lifehealthcare


A vacancy exists for a Stock Controller based at Life St Georges Hospital.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the Pharmacy services within the hospital environment by ensuring that the quality pharmaceutical services, financial objectives, legislative compliance and people management requirements are achieved to the required standards.  This position will work in the Wards and the Pharmacy.

Critical Outputs

Effective medication safety management

  • Report 100% of inventory incidents and develop and implement remedial actions as appropriate
  • Complete trend analysis with relevant actions quarterly with Pharmacy and Theatre unit manager
  • Report 100% of alerts and develop and implement remedial action and complete a trend analysis quarterly

Effective quality management systems

  • Participate in 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

Effective financial management

  • Participate in achieving hospital budgeted financial measures relating to pharmacy, ward and theatre stock management

Effective product management and DOMINO

  • Participate in the active management of cost of sales of pharmaceuticals in line with revenue, budget and set targets
  • Build effective working relationships with doctors and nursing colleagues

Effective asset management

  • Participate in achieving stock targets
  • Achieve optimal system utilisation, including the management of stock reports
  • Perform stock counts, reconciling differences and implementing corrective actions
  • Sell dead stock
  • Maintain preferred levels
  • Order and unpack stock, and follow up with suppliers as needed
  • Co-ordinate month end stock procedures
  • Filing


  • Grade 12 (matric certificate) required
  • Computer literate (Internet, E-mail, MS Word/Excel).
  • Experience within inventory management or relevant experience within a hospital environment would be most advantageous
  • Ability to work within a team environment is essential
  • Knowledge of inventory control processes, procedures and practises
  • Reliable transport and ability to work flexi shifts at times


  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships
  • Customer awareness

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