Pharmacy Assistant

Memorial Compounding Pharmacy
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 22-22 & 22-432

Memorial Compounding Pharmacy, located in Qualicum Beach, BC is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Pharmacy Assistant position. The successful candidate will work approximately 40 hours per week. The usual shifts will fall between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday and Tuesday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. The successful candidae must be able to work Saturdays.

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.


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.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this position, the successful candidate will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check.