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Pharmacy Assistant

Job Status

Not Accepting Applications

Parksville, BC

Job Type

Full Time


Experience: Pharmacy Assistant: 1 year (Preferred)

  • TELUS Kroll Software Experience Required

1)Assist the Pharmacist/Owner in the preparation of prescriptions: This includes;

a) Receiving prescriptions from patients: The assistant helps assess the prescription for completeness.

b) Performing Computer Functions as directed by the Pharmacist. (Data Entry; Price Check; Patient Information Entry/Update; Refills; Report Generation; Patient Profile checks, etc.)

c) Filling prescriptions Under the supervision of the Pharmacist/Owner; Performs accuracy checks, including Visual and DIN checks as well as profile checks; Selects and counts/ measures & prepares appropriate products ; Labels and organizes prescriptions for the Pharmacist/Owner to check; Gains necessary approvals for verbal refills where authorized; facilitates all aspects of Pharmacists cognitive services.

d) Operating the Cash register. The Pharmacy assistant operates the cash register to process Prescription pickups and OTC purchases made by customer.

2) Assist the Pharmacist/Owner in the management of dispensary and OTC inventories. This includes:

a) Ordering both OTC and Prescription drugs; Checking for early expiry dates, received order discrepancies; investigating and solving any discrepancies, putting away drugs orders; checking and pulling expired medications on a monthly basis, labeling near expiring medications as instructed by the Pharmacist / Owner; processing returns for expired products as instructed by Pharmacist/Owner.

b) Ensuring that all OTC merchandise is properly signed and priced

3) Perform General Housekeeping / Clerical Organization / Administrative tasks including:

a) Keeping the dispensary clean, organized and neat b) Maintaining clean/safe work environment as part of the team approach.

c) Maintaining & cleaning packaging & dispensing equipment, computer, fax machine, etc.

d) Filing prescriptions, invoices, reports, correspondence and memos.

e) Completing any administrative support functions assigned by the Pharmacist / Owner

4) Customer Service

a) Answering Customer calls.

b) Assist Customers in finding merchandise.

c) Retrieving Customers prescriptions from the Pickup shelves.

d) Operating the Cash register


A Pharmacy Assistant Certificate and/or Pharmacy experience is desired for this Full -Time Position. Additional qualifications include:

a) Possession of a minimum high school diploma

b) Demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Mathematical Skills

  • Basic Reading/Writing Skills

  • Communication Skills

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Negotiable Based On Experience


  • Dental care

  • Extended health care

  • Flexible schedule

  • On-site parking

  • Store discount

  • Vision care


  • 7 hour shift

  • Holidays

  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekend Availability

About the Company

We are a locally-owned community pharmacy in Parksville, B.C. Our mission is to know our customers well, enabling us to help them in the best possible way through our services. Using the personalized approach we tend to lead our patients to a more healthy life. We want to help the sick get better. Serving the community and ensuring the health of all members of society is and will continue to be our top concern. We strive to serve society with the best health and wellness services across the locality. We have always chosen people over revenue and will continue to do so as this is the value that drives our organization.

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