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Pharmacy Assistant


Rita's Apothecary and Home Healthcare
Barrhead, Alberta

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 22-14

Rita’s Apothecary & Home Healthcare, located in Barrhead AB, is currently accepting resumes for a part-time (upto 32 hours - 8 hour shifts depending on the need) Pharmacy Assistant. Successful candidates must be available to work Monday to Friday from 9am – 6:00pm.

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 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 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.

·         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.