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Pharmacy Assistant


Battleford Remedy’s Rx
Battleford, Saskatchewan

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 22-148

Battleford Remedy’s Rx is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Pharmacy Assistant. The successful candidate must be available to work 40 hours per week. The usual shifts will be Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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 position will also complete deliveries as needed.

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 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.
  • Fill bubble packs.
  • 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.
  • Input data into Kroll.
  • 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.
  • Complete deliveries for the pharmacy as needed.
  • 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.
  • Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s Licence
  • 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.