Pharmacy Assistant

Red River Co-op is recruiting for the position of Pharmacy Assistant at our Food Store in Grant Park. . This position reports to the Pharmacy Manager and will work approximately 24 hours a week. Essential responsibilities of the Pharmacy Assistant include but are not limited to the following: Accept a new written prescription order. Verify all data on the prescription (patient name and address; physician name and address; date of prescription; drug; directions; quantity; refills; physician signature). Verify and input third-party coverage information. Verify quantities for filling. Determine appropriate staffing of prescriptions. Scan new prescription into pharmacy database (Kroll). Enter prescription information into pharmacy database (Kroll). Receive written request for prescription refill. Prepare and prepackage a drug for dispensing. Handle patient phone call and in-person inquiries (not requiring Pharmacist’s involvement). Replenish drug storage containers and dispensing machines. Maintain, arrange, and order pharmacy supplies. Prepare prescription orders for delivery. Return drug products to stock. Count/pour/mix and place drug in appropriate container. Attach prescription label to container (but may not affix auxiliary labels). Place stock drug container next to label for Pharmacist to verify information / medication. Operate cash register and handle related transactions. Maintain strict confidentiality on all patient-related medical profile information (regarding medical conditions and medication information). Maintain Pharmacy security. File prescription hard copies. Assist in managing drug inventory (maintain drug order parameters, ordering, applying orders, credits, morgue, etc.) Assist in third party management (cancellations, manual forms, etc.) Report any actual or perceived issues concerning the dispensing of prescriptions to the Pharmacist on Duty. A full responsibility list will be provided to candidates selected for interviews. About You: The successful candidate must deliver legendary customer service, and have strong communication skills (both verbal and written). Previous assistant experience required. Flexibility to work various shifts including days, evenings and weekends is required. Total Rewards: An experienced Pharmacy Assistant can earn up to $22.20. Advancement opportunities abound in the Co-operative Retailing System, and we encourage ongoing professional development along with up to 100% reimbursement for post-secondary course work. More than a workplace, Red River Co-op offers the chance to join a community. Our We Care Crew regularly volunteers for a number of local organizations including Siloam Mission and Winnipeg Harvest. We continually seek ways to give back to the people that form our very foundation.

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