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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
087205 Requisition #


Lumwana Mine, Kalumbila, Zambia.

Reporting to: Medical Officer


Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Pharmacist.


Role Summary


Reporting to the Medical Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring optimal health of all LMC employees, contractors and their dependents. Your duties will include but not limited to the following:



·   Ensure appropriate and timely purchase, storage and cost-effective utilization of pharmaceuticals

·   Maintain inventories and procure drugs, medications, supplies etc as required.  

·   Maintain supplies and oversee security of drugs at nursing stations and night emergency cabinets across site.

·   Ensure essential drugs, equipment and appropriate tests are available and well maintained for diagnosis and treatment of common illness

·    Maintain records and prepare reports on all narcotics dispensed.

·    Make substitutions of comparable drugs with trade names, as appropriate.

·    Respond to inquiries concerning drug contents, dosage, regimen review errors, storage disposal and biological.

·    Monitor drug therapies for drug interactions, allergies and contradictions.

·   Manage stocks of drugs, to ensure there are no stockouts and expiries, and prepare monthly bulletins

·    Ensure effective communication with your supervisor prior to departure from site

·    Supervise Pharmacy Technologist


Experience & Qualifications


  • Degree in Pharmacy
  • Minimum of (4) years of post-graduate progressive experience
  • Experience in a mine set up will be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy, an expert user of Excel
  • Member of the Health Professions Council of Zambia



Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply


Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: A Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.

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