Pharmacist (High River)


Website Calgary Co-Op

Calgary Co-op Pharmacies provide a highly professional environment, reflecting a deep commitment to the highest patient care standards. Our pharmacy program helps keep patients well-informed, comfortable, and healthy in the most efficient way possible. If you want to make the most of your education and training – and provide optimal patient care – we have excellent career opportunities for you.Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. We are looking for talented colleagues who are passionate about providing an exceptional shopping experience for our Pharmacy customers and delighting them every step of the way!We offer competitive wages, progressive careers, great work culture, comprehensive training, staff discounts, career development programs, flexible schedules, and an excellent pension plan & benefits package!.

These are some of the many reasons why we are among the Alberta’s top 75 employer for 7 years in a row . Come share our vision and passion in delivering a superior customer experience.What the job entails (overview)This is your opportunity to provide leadership that embraces a culture that promotes a passion for customer service, teamwork and continuous improvement as well as ensuring the delivery of exceptional customers service experiences for our members and customers of Calgary Co-op. The Pharmacist position plays an essential role in the quality and safety of our patients’ medications. You will report to the Pharmacy Manager and will be responsible for filling prescriptions and following the proper billing procedures.

You will be providing information while maintaining confidentiality to customers as patients and consumers in general and specific terms, and you will be responsible for those Pharmacy Department managerial duties assigned.Where you’ll be focusing (your day to day):Patient Care & Customer service:Personally fill prescriptions including but not limited to, evaluating prescriptions for appropriateness, maintaining records as per the guideline of the Alberta Pharmaceutical Association and Calgary Co-op Pharmacy, consulting with Physicians or other valid Practitioners where clarification is needed, and practice a high level of pharmaceutical care.Routine and regular administration of injections and vaccinations.Provide information and patient-orientated advice to customers concerning the proper use of prescription medication, as well as over-the-counter or self medication products.Be aware and informed of Calgary Co-op Pharmacy contracts, customer care and service standards, policies and procedures, and practices while maintaining a high level of security.Pharmacy operations:Be familiar with all merchandise carried in the department, as well as be aware of new products and trends pertaining to the pharmaceutical and retail pharmacy industry.Supervise and assist in the processes of perpetual inventory (receiving and selling), ordering of prescription and dispensary, products, and other over-the-counter products.Maintain prescription product inventories and levels which are consistent with budgeted inventory management targets while meeting the customer requirements to maximize sales and customer satisfaction.Supervise pharmacy technicians according to the applicable rules and regulations.Be aware of and abide by government and professional regulations, as well as Pharmacy policies in regard to control, safekeeping, and sale of pharmaceuticals, including return and/or disposal of outdated dispensary stock.Other responsibilitiesAssist in department operating objectives, preparation of reports, compiling statistics, processing invoices, preparing claims, and preparing Business Plans and Budgets.Participate with the yearend performance review and development action plan. Assist in the proper care and maintenance of equipment and be responsible for the general housekeeping and appearance of the department when not occupied with the delivery of pharmaceutical careWhat you will need (Requirements):Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSc. Pharm)Licensed and registered with Alberta College of PharmacistsSuperior patient relations with a strong sense of professionalismAuthorization to Administer Medications by InjectionPrevious retail pharmacy experience (desirable)MANDATORY COURSES REQUIRED FOR POSITION:Additional Prescribing Authorization (APA) – Pharmacists working in the dispensary must obtain APA designation within one year of effective start date as a Pharmacist. New grads will have two years to obtain their APA designation.Benefits & PerksHourly rates start at $52/hour and goes upwards based on your experience.You will also be eligible for incentive (up to 7.5% of regular base earnings)This position (at High River) is eligible for additional premium.You will be eligible for travel allowance if you live outside of High River.We offer a comprehensive benefits program including:Sick leave, Medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision coverage for you and your familyPension plan after 1 – 2 yearsEmployee Discount ProgramOngoing In-House Training & Education CoursesEmployee career development assistance ProgramEmployee Recognition ProgramEmployee & family assistance programCommunity involvement opportunitiesFlexible work life arrangements to meet your lifestyle needsIf you possess the above qualifications and are interested in this exciting career opportunity with Calgary Co-op, please apply in confidence, stating qualifications and salary expectations.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.