Careers

Pharmacy Assistant


Battleford Remedy’s Rx
Battleford, Saskatchewan

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 21-115

Battleford Remedy's Rx, located in Battleford, SK, is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Pharmacy Assistant. This position will work 40 hours per week and the shifts will fall between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, and under the supervision of a pharmacist, this role is responsible for performing specific dispensing functions as outlined by provincial regulations and standards of practice. This includes preparing pharmaceutical compounds from stock ingredients using specified protocol; performing calculations to ensure accuracy of compounded products; compounding chemical and supply inventory maintenance; maintaining the cleanliness of compounding area and equipment.

The successful candidate must have a professional attitude, and excellent communication skills.  The candidates 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. Preference is given to front-end pharmacy assistants with community pharmacy experience. Kroll experience is a big asset.

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 always under the supervision of a pharmacist. All dispensing functions performed by a pharmacy assistant must be carried out following provincial regulations and standards of practice.

  • Receive a 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.
  • Non-sterile compounding and related duties such as compound chemicals inventory management.

 

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, except for 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 previous compounding experience or retail pharmacy experience.
  • Kroll experience is a big asset.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good math skills. Able to work independently and has experience multi-tasking.
  • Professional attitude and ability to communicate well with customers and co-workers.