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Pharmacy Pharmacist

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 07, 2019

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Ntombizanele Xabendlini

**** ****** ******, **********, **** Elizabeth, 6205

ID no: 940**********

Gender: Female Nationality: South African

Cell phone: 078******* E-mail:

Personal Profile

A highly adaptable and ambitious professional who holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Rhodes University and is seeking to obtain a position as a pharmacist. Excellent interpersonal skills with a background of establishing positive relationships with patients and medical professionals. Dedicated to providing quality patient care and fast and accurate medication dispensing. In addition, the commitment and determination to thrive that I put forward to every task ensure that I am a valuable resource in the work place.

Academic Qualification

2012 - 2015 Bachelor of Pharmacy Rhodes University

2007 – 2011 Woolhope Secondary School

Physical Science (Level 7), Accounting (Level 7), Maths (Level 6), Life Sciences (Level 6),IsiXhosa (Level 6),English (Level 6),Life Orientation (Level 7)

Professional Experience

09/2018 – Current

Production Pharmacist Aspen Pharmacare Port Elizabeth

Monitor the production processes

Verify the identity of bulk product and printed packaging materials

Check and authorise packaging line clearance

Ensure that materials and products are correctly handled, stored and recorded

Review and approve SOP’s

Monitor compliance to GMP via internal audits

Investigate incidents that have resulted in non-conforming products or compliance failures

Update SOP’s and Work Instructions on a continuous basis and ensure that manufacturing and production activities comply with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

Review of Batch Manufacturing and Packing documents, and initiation of changes when appropriate.

Ensure that safety standards and procedures are adhered to at all times.

Ensure good internal and external customer relationships, upstream and downstream

Leading and managing staff, promoting good inter-personal relations in a diverse cultural setting through a team based approach.

Implementing of best practices, designed to develop and improve manufacturing efficiency in value streams.

Maintained hygiene of the production area.

02/2018 – 09/2018

Responsible Pharmacist Dwesi Pharmacy

Maintain and review pharmacy procedures designed to secure the safe and effective running of the pharmacy.

Screening of blood pressure and blood glucose levels for patients.

Make a record of the pharmacist responsible for the pharmacy on any given date and time (eg. Locum pharmacists).

Responsible for the supervision of learner basic pharmacist assistants and qualified pharmacists assistants during their practise.

Check prescriptions and advise medical officers of drug interactions and contra-indications to ensure patient safety.

Ensure proper storage of medication under correct conditions at the pharmacy.

Dispose of medication as per pharmacy regulations.

01/2017- 12/2017

Community Service Pharmacist Benedictine Hospital, KZN Department of Health.

Dispense and evaluate prescriptions, and maintain accurate patient records, dosing information and directions for use.

Provision of instructions regarding the correct use of medicines and to provide patients with information for health promotion.

Consult with prescribers and patients with regard to medication dosage, drug interactions, disease management and potential side effects of prescription and OTC medications.

Provision of pharmacist initiated therapy for patients.

Mixing and compound topical preparations according to a formula.

Ordering of medicines and stock control management using Rx Solution software.

Supervising pharmacist assistants and improved determination of pharmacist assistants by rewarding good work performance, leading by example and using humor to diffuse stressful situations.

Controlling of Schedule 5&6 stock levels by using a register in in-patients and out-patients pharmacy, as well as in the hospital wards.

Dispensing Anti-Retroviral Therapy for patients in accordance with the National ART Guidelines including initiating newly diagnosed HIV-positive patients on ARV’s and changing from first-line regimen to second-line regimen.

Performing On-Call duties in the pharmacy.


Pharmacist Intern Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Eastern Cape Department of Health.

Evaluating and dispensing prescriptions, as well as further familiarising myself with the National Standard Treatment Guidelines.

Mixing and manufacturing of non- sterile and sterile preparations, including chemotherapy to treat Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Performing ward rounds with doctors to check for drug-interactions, correct dosage, and indication and to check the overall response of the patients to the prescribed medication.

Providing pharmacist initiated therapy to patients in the Out-Patients Pharmacy Department.

Familiarising myself with the guidelines for treating HIV, evaluating lab results and all the ARV regimens to suit patient’s needs.

Schedule 5 & 6 register maintenance under the direct supervision of my tutor.

The use of Rx solution for ordering of medicines and stock control management.

Externship 100hours 01/2014 & 01/2015

Post-Basic Pharmacist Assistant Dora Nginza Hospital, Eastern Cape Department of Health.

Dispending of medicines to patients under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Provision of information to patients for the purposes of improving their health status.

Assisting in the mixing and compounding of topical preparations for patients according to a formula.

Repackaging of medicines into patient ready packs.

Additional Information

Qualified Level 3 First Aid Provider.

Familiar with using UniSolve and Rx Solution pharmacy software for dispensing.

Computing: proficient in using Microsoft Office Package including MS PowerPoint, Publisher, Word and Excel.

Skilled public speaker:

Conducted a Drug Utilization Evaluation: Brimonidine initiation in patients with glaucoma as part of my internship research topic.

Appraisal of journal articles to my colleagues based on health related topics.

Conducted a lecture to my colleagues on Congestive Cardiac Failure: The most common reason for hospitalization in adults >65 years old.

Presented in-service training on proper inhaler technique for asthma pumps to nurses.


Rhodes University Methodist Student Society General Secretary 2013

Rhodes University Pharmaceutical Chemistry II Demonstrator 2014

Rhodes University First Year Pharmacy Students Mentor 2014

Woolhope Secondary School Head-girl 2011

Woolhope Secondary School Dux Award 2011


Dr V.Henge-Daweti

Pharmacy Manager

Cecilia Makiwane Hospital

Tel: 043-***-****/37

Cell: 060-***-****

Miss B.S Masondo

Pharmacy Supervisor

Benedictine Hospital

Cell: 073*******

Tell: 035-*******

Mr Estian Schaefer

Senior Pharmacist

Aspen Pharmacare

Unit 1 - Packing

Cell: 083*******

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