Pharmacy Assistant Job at Alberta Health Services – Edmonton, 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. The University of Alberta Hospital Pharmacy is a 24/7 Pharmacy with shifts around the clock. Key Responsibilities: Performs all ward stock functions. Transports pharmacy items between pharmacy, patient care areas and other departments. Repackaging medications using various methods including automated and computerized devices. Labels pharmaceuticals according to established procedures. Checks and fill ward stock, 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 Monitors pharmacy inventory and supplies for outdated products.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. Performs routine physical cleaning and maintenance of pharmacy equipment. Completes records and filing associated with all duties. 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. All tasks and duties require motivation, self-direction and minimal supervision. This position includes physical exertion, particularly walking. 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


Department: Drug Procurement & Distributn

Primary Location: U of A Stollery Childrens Hos

Multi-Site: Not Applicable

FTE: 1.00

Posting End Date: 22-SEP-2021

Temporary Employee Class: Temporary Full Time

Date Available: 02-OCT-2021

Temporary End Date: 31-MAR-2022

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Length of Shift in weeks: 2

Shifts per cycle: 10

Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends

Days Off: As Per Rotation

Minimum Salary: $21.84

Maximum Salary: $25.08

Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Required to stand and or sit for long periods at a time. Required to work with arms extended for sustained periods of time. Required to lift up to 30 lbs. and occasionally 50 lb., push/pull carts, repetitive bending. Fluency in the English language (written and verbal). Good organizational, problem-solving and decision-making ability. Displays professionalism, tact, courtesy, discretion and respect for confidentiality. Must be accurate, reliable, precise, cooperative, self-motivated and able to demonstrate an 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 preferred. Knowledge of various office equipment, unit dose packaging equipment, and pharmaceutical compounding equipment preferred. Knowledge of Pharmacy Drug Formulary preferred.

About the Company

Company: Alberta Health Services –

Company Location:  Edmonton, AB

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