ABOUT Life Healthcare:

At Life The Crompton Hospital, patients are well taken care of by professional employees with the responsibility and aim to meet the expectations of those in their care. Life The Crompton Hospital has 192 beds, 4 operating theatres as well as a world-class team of health professionals. They pride themselves on ensuring that their patients are provided with the accurate information needed to make their stay pleasant and hassle-free.


Location: Life The Crompton Hospital, Pinetown, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Duration: 12 months
Programme dates: 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

Life The Crompton Hospital is offering a Pharmacist learnership opportunity for the position of Pharmacist Assistant Learner Basic – HWSETA Learnership Pharmacy Introduction.
The opportunity is open to unemployed individuals and runs from the 1st of July 2021 until the 30th of June 2022. During the programme, the candidate will report to the Senior Pharmacist and the Tutor as well as aid in the effective functioning and co-ordination of the Pharmacy.

Key Performance Areas of the Programme:

  • When requested, supplying the wards and theatre with medication
  • Providing assistance to management with pharmaceuticals in the hospital (this will be under the supervision of a pharmacist)
  • Ensuring inventory is surgical and ethical
  • Providing assistance in aggressively managing hospital deadstock
  • Ensuring cycle counts, stock-take, and investigation of variances are completed
  • Ensuring patient’s credits are processed
  • Restocking the emergency cupboard
  • Ensuring surgical and ethical stock is unpacked
  • Checking all expiry dates on stock and invoices
  • Following all security protocols
  • Ensuring that ethical and professional standards are maintained


Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must have completed Matric (NSC) with Mathematics and Science as subjects
  • Must NOT be employed
  • Must have excellent computer skills
  • Must be highly organised
  • Must be able to work well in a team
  • Must have excellent customer care and communication
  • Must be able to work in a high-pressured environment
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Must have a work ethic that is precise and meticulous
  • Must be service-orientated


Applications must be submitted by email to Miss. H Pillay: [email protected]

Attach the following documents to your application form:

Please note:
– Candidates that meet the minimum requirements will be required to write an entrance test
– Internal applicants are required to discuss their application with their line manager before applying
– Shortlisted candidates will be contacted only
– If you do not hear a response within 2-weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful
– External applications will be accepted
– Life Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer


For any queries related to this learnership programme, please contact Life Healthcare directly:
Contact person: Miss. H Pillay
Telephone number: 031 737 3017
Email address: [email protected]
Fax: 086 675 5887