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Pharmacy Student


Earl's Pharmacy
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Term: Part Time

Category: Pharmacy Assistant

Competition #: 22-548

Earl’s Pharmacy, located in Saskatoon SK, is currently accepting resumes for one (1) 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 hours per week. The usual shifts will be on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with the possibility to pick up extra shifts during school breaks and holidays.

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 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

DISPENSING

The pharmacy assistant must be under the supervision of a pharmacist at all times. All duties performed by a pharmacy assistant must be carried by provincial regulations and standards of practice.

  • Assemble prescription medications in compliance with the company standards of quality and productivity.
  • Assemble the products continuously and repetitively in a clean environment.

PHARMACY OPERATIONS
Perform other tasks as outlined by the pharmacy manager or staff pharmacists. Generally, to include:

  • Change management for LTC home packaged meds.
  • Loading dispensing trays for delivery, fixing errors in packaging.
  • Double checking the work of pharmacy assistants within scope.
  • Pulling, labeling, and preparing refills for pharmacists' final check, billing and refilling prescriptions, and compounding medications. 
  • 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.

FULFILLMENT OPERATIONS

Perform other tasks as outlined by the pharmacy manager or staff pharmacists. Generally, to include:

  • Handle small materials for assembly.
  • Keep the workplace clean, neat, and professional.
  • Carry out checks to ensure the quality of the work done.
  • Identify problems and causes related to production and notify your supervisor.
  • Propose continuous improvement methods.
  • Ensure manufacturing process efficiency and accuracy.
  • Requisition of supplies and materials.
  • Perform production processes both accurately and timely.
  • Prepare production reports.
  • Manage operation machinery aligned with the computer system.
  • Provide strategic solutions to ensure production objectives are met

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pharmacy Student (any year of study).
  • Excellent ability to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Professional image and proper grooming.
  • Professional attitude and ability to communicate well with customers and co-workers.