Pharmacy Assistant

Rita's Apothecary and Home Healthcare
Barrhead, Alberta

Term: Part Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 20-299

Rita’s Apothecary & Home Healthcare, located in Barrhead AB, is currently accepting resumes for a part-time Pharmacy Assistant. Successful candidates must be available to work 25 hours per week. The store is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

The Pharmacy Assistant is responsible for running the cash register and the daily filing of pharmacy prescriptions. The successful candidate must have great customer service skills and the ability to accurately and efficiently file prescriptions as well as handle customer requests. This position will complete numerous tasks within the dispensary and front store as requested by the Pharmacy Manager.

Applicants should possess superior communication and customer service skills, a strong work ethic, and blend well as part of a team.

Only those that qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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.


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.

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  • Set up a schedule for outdated pharmaceuticals.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.


  • Preference will be given to those who have retail Pharmacy experience.
  • 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.