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Pharmacy Student


Earl's Pharmacy
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Term: Part Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 21-196

Earl’s Pharmacy, located in Saskatoon SK, is currently accepting resumes for a Part-time Pharmacy Student. This position is open to students pursuing their degree in Pharmacy (any year of study). The successful candidate will be able to work around their school schedule. We expect this position to work 16– 32 hours per week. The usual shifts will be on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and the possibility to pick up extra shifts during the week.

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, under the supervision of the pharmacist, assist in pharmacist duties such as medication reviews, long-term care, methadone, etc.

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 under 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 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, 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:

  • Completing a degree in Pharmacy (any year of study).
  • 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.
  • Professional image and proper grooming.
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ licence.