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Pharmacy Assistant


Royal Drug Mart
Melville, Saskatchewan

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 21-130

Royal Drug Mart, located in Melville, is currently accepting resumes for a full time Pharmacy Assistant. The successful candidate will work 40hrs per week. The shifts will fall between the hours of 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday to Saturday, and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The successful candidate will be required to work until 7 pm for one week per month and 1-2 weekends per month.

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. The successful candidate will also occasionally perform front store duties. This would include cashier, stocking shelves, and some light cleaning.

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.

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 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.

 

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.
  • Technical pharmacy tasks such as data entry and filing
  • Customer Service including greeting customers at the intake counter and answering phones.
  • Assist customers with home health care product selection.
  • Completing till transactions
  • Compliance packaging and nursing home packaging

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.
  • Will be required to work until 7 pm for one week per month and 1-2 weekends per month.