Pharmacy Assistant

Royal Drug Mart
Melville, Saskatchewan

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 22-386 & 22-765

Royal Drug Mart, located in Melville, SK is currently accepting resumes for two (2) full-time Pharmacy Assistants. The successful candidate will work 40 hours per week and occasional weekend shifts. The shifts will fall between the hours of 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, and from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

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 candidates will join a pharmacy team that prides itself in delivering excellent customer service and a flexible working environment.  


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 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.

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  • Set up a schedule for outdated pharmaceuticals.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.


  • 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 must complete a criminal record check.

We offer a full suite of benefits, pension, life insurance, disability, dental, health, employee assistance program, etc.