Pharmacy Assistant
Alberta Health Services
Calgary, AB
Your Opportunity:
Under the general supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, performs various medication preparations and moderately complex clerical duties in accordance with standard procedures. Job will be based out of Central Production Pharmacy and may require travel. Key Responsibilities: Performs all wardstock functions. Transports pharmacy items between pharmacy, patient care areas and other departments. Packages and labels pharmaceuticals according to established procedures. Assists pharmacy technicians with non-sterile components of sterile pharmaceutical product preparation. Checks and fill wardstock, orders stock and receive pharmacy inventory and supplies according to established quotas and procedures. Monitors pharmacy inventory and supplies for outdated products. Charges and credits medications per established procedure. Prints and distributes reports from pharmacy computer system. Performs routine physical cleaning and maintenance on pharmacy equipment. Completes records and filing associated with all duties. Performs unit-based duties such as placing roster labels on patient bins and communicating unit-based issues to other pharmacy staff for resolution. Participates in hospital and/or departmental quality assurance/improvement activities to ensure standards are maintained. Assists in training and orientation of new employees, students and pharmacy residents. Maintains site-specific standards of performance, including achievement of mandatory internal certifications. Performs other duties deemed necessary or assigned.

As a Pharmacy Assistant, you will be responsible for the packaging, distributing, shipping medications and the management and replenishment of medication inventory levels under the general supervision of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.

Classification: Pharmacy Assistant
Primary Location: Pharmacy Central Production
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 23-JUL-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 05-AUG-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $21.62
Maximum Salary: $24.83
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Experience with Windows-based computer applications required. Typing skills required. Fluency in the English language (written and verbal). Good organizational, problem-solving and decision-making ability. Displays professionalism, tact, courtesy, discretion and respects confidentiality. Must be accurate, reliable, precise, cooperative, self-motivated and able to demonstrate effective service attitude. Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate of recognized pharmacy assistant program and/or Recent Retail or hospital pharmacy experience acceptable to the employer considered an asset. Recent Knowledge of various office equipment, unit dose packaging equipment, pharmaceutical compounding equipment preferred. Word processing and pharmacy computer software preferred. Knowledge of Pharmacy Drug Formulary preferred.