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Pharmacy Assistant


Earl's Pharmacy
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 22-370

Earl’s Pharmacy, located in Saskatoon-Central, SK is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Pharmacy Assistant (Care Homes). The successful candidate will work approximately 40 hours per week. This location is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 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.

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 (CARE HOMES)

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.

B. PHARMACY & CARE HOME 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, are 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.
  • Supporting pharmacists in clerical tasks, printing and distributing reports, processing refills, triaging emails, and taking payments.
  • Packing up care home deliveries, medication management for pouch changes, daily cycle counts, and inventory management.
  • Removing and processing expired medications, returns to McKesson, ordering dispensing supplies, and ordering from secondary suppliers.
  • Auditing narcotic prescriptions and assisting with monthly care home billing.
  • Care Home tasks, weekly home visits to pick up and process refills, returned meds, signing off for returned controlled medications.
  • Medication room audits, management of stat boxes, and contingency medications.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Preference will be given to those who have 1 to 2 years of 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.
  • Candidates should have their own vehicle.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this position, the successful candidate will be required to complete a criminal record check.