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Pharmacy Assistant


Vegreville Drug Mart
Vegreville, Alberta

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 19-701

Vegreville Drug Mart, located in Vegreville, AB is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Pharmacy Assistant position. The successful candidate must be available to work 35 to 40 hours per week. This store is open from 8:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This position will require both week day and weekend flexibility.

Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, and under the supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Assistant is responsible for performing specific dispensing functions as outlined by provincial regulations and standards of practice.

The ideal candidate will have retail pharmacy experience and have knowledge of dispensary functions.  Candidates must have a professional attitude and excellent communication skills.  The candidate will join a pharmacy team that prides itself in delivering excellent customer service and a flexible working environment.  Applicants must be motivated, possess superior organizational skills and work well both independently and as part of a team.

JOB DESCRIPTION: PHARMACY ASSISTANT

OBJECTIVE: Under the personal supervision of a pharmacist, to perform specific dispensing functions as outlined by provincial regulations. To assist in inventory control, supplies and housekeeping duties. Reports to the Pharmacy Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. DISPENSING
The pharmacy assistant must be under the supervision of a pharmacist at all times. All dispensing functions performed by a pharmacy assistant must be carried out in accordance with provincial regulations and standards of practice.

  • Receive written prescription from customers.
  • Locate the medication, select the prescription container and count/pour the medication.
  • Attach the label to the prescription container.
  • Ensure that the original container, prescription container contents and label are checked and initialed by the pharmacist.
  • Regularly phone customers for unclaimed prescriptions.

B. PHARMACY OPERATIONS
Perform other tasks as outlined by the pharmacy manager or staff pharmacists. Generally, to include:

  • Keep all areas of the pharmacy clean, neat and professional.
  • Maintain adequate stock of pharmacy supplies.
  • Answer the pharmacy telephone, with the exception of the doctor’s line, which should be answered by a pharmacist. All doctors’ calls and inquiries regarding prescriptions, copies, drug information and poisons, to be referred to a pharmacist.
  • Assist with third party billing.
  • Set up a schedule for outdated pharmaceuticals.
  • Assist with inventory control.
  • Assist with checking off and putting away pharmaceutical orders.
  • Maintain stocks of pamphlets/consumer information.
  • Maintain OTC/non-prescription sections, as designated.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Preference will be given to those who have retail Pharmacy experience.
  • Knowledge of Kroll is an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently and has experience multi-tasking.
  • Professional attitude and ability to communicate well with customers and co-workers.