Walmart Canada Pharmacy Assistant Full Time in Halifax, NS

Walmart Canada

Branch Halifax NS CA

Pharmacy Assistant
Halifax, NS

Writing up returns. The Pharmacy Assistant assists the Pharmacist in the technical aspects of prescription filling and administrative duties in order to…

The Pharmacy Assistant assists the Pharmacist in the technical aspects of prescription filling and administrative duties in order to increase the Pharmacist’s opportunity to provide patient care. The Pharmacy Assistant is expected to participate in all aspects of Pharmacy Operations required of a team player. They are a key member in the delivery of superior customer service.

Position Responsibilities

Maintain patient confidentiality and follow all practices consistent with the Privacy Act.

A) Receiving prescriptions from patients

Following provincial legal/regulatory conditions

Assessing the prescription for completeness i.e. Name; Address; DOB; Allergies; 3rd Party Information; Any Special Requests; Prescriber; Generic/Brand; Prioritizing Prescriptions with 21st Century Guidelines

B) Performing Computer Functions as directed by the Pharmacist

i.e. Data Entry; Price Check; Patient Information Entry/Update; Competent interpretation and processing of written prescriptions including Latin abbreviations, drug name recognition, dosage calculations; Refills; Report Generation; Patient Profile checks

C) Filling prescriptions (always under the Pharmacist’s supervision)

Selecting appropriate products

Performing the accuracy program, including 7 point, Visual and DIN checks

Selecting and counting/ measuring & preparing appropriate products

Labeling and organizing for pharmacist checking

Gaining necessary approvals for verbal refills where authorized

Employing ‘STOP’ forms if applicable

Facilitating all aspects of Cognitive Services

D) Maintaining Inventory Control

Assisting Pharmacist in maintaining appropriate stock levels of drugs and supplies

Checking for and pulling expired medications at least monthly

Cleaning up Will Call Bin of ‘stale’ prescriptions on a regular basis

Writing up returns

Ordering of drugs and supplies

Using preferred wholesaler for Pharmacy purchases as much as possible i.e. Kohl and Frisch

Operating of the Telxon gun

Checking off, pricing and putting away pharmacy orders

Zoning the pharmacy shelves

‘X- ing’ bottles when opened

Interchangeable drug knowledge and appropriate maintenance/selection of key brands/preferred generics

E) General Housekeeping

Stocking Prescription filling supplies (Vials, labels, bags)

Keeping the dispensary clean, organized and neat

Maintaining clean/safe work environment as part of the team approach (i.e. dishes, garbage)

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

F) Clerical Organization

Filing prescriptions, invoices, reports, correspondence and memos

Completing any administrative support functions assigned (i.e. journals, accounts receivable, Aged Trial Balance)

G) Assisting with OTC Operations

Ordering, stocking, cashier duties as assigned by OTC Manager and/or Pharmacist

Provides excellent Customer Service by:
Practicing the 3 Metre Rule.

Answering Customer calls promptly.

Assist Customers in finding merchandise.

Retrieving Customers prescriptions from the ‘will call bin’

Showing a high sense of urgency with all assignments.

Following proper procedures for handling claims merchandise.

Operates register when needed.

Providing assistance to front end Associates with price checks.

Maintains a properly merchandised department through:
Maintain inventory levels.

Zoning the department.

Ensuring the merchandise is properly signed and priced.

Maintain features.

Following proper procedures for ordering.

Practices safe work habits by:
Following all safety and emergency policies and procedures.

Cleaning up all spills quickly.

Keeping the floor clear of all objects.

Properly using all ladders and ensuring they are not left on the sales floor.

Following proper lifting techniques.

Ensuring all displays are secured in a safe and proper manner.

Ensuring Occupational Health and Safety Act guidelines are being followed properly.

Ensuring stable stacking of merchandise.

Using back support belt when necessary.

Being knowledgeable about emergency and safety procedures.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Calibration of equipment used in the prescription filling process

Reconstitution of powdered and other forms of medications

Basic Reading/Writing Skills

Ability to understand the meaning of written or printed matter and to record information.

Ability to read prescriptions (Doctor’s handwriting).

Communication Skills

Ability to communicate effectively to maximize accuracy in the delivery of patient care.

Licensing & Other Qualifications

A Pharmacy Assistant Certificate and/or experience is a recommended prerequisite for new hires.

The Associate must complete all Wal-Mart Basic and Advanced Training Modules and classes.

Physical Demands

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

The Associate is frequently required to stand or walk.

The Associate must occasionally lift and/or move at least 25 and up to 50 pounds (lbs).

The Associate is occasionally asked to climb ladders (i.e. retrieve merchandise, stock shelves, etc.).

The Associate will be required to perform tasks involving firm grasping.

The Associate will occasionally be required to bend, twist or squat.

The Associate will be involved in frequent repetitive hand actions (i.e. typing).

The Associate will be required to have sufficient co-ordination (i.e. placing and screwing in a small washer on a bolt, picking up a paper clip, etc.).

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described in this section are representative of those an Associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-18
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