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Pharmacy Assistant - Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg, MB · Healthcare

“To advance and provide comprehensive and innovative patient-centered health services to under-served and hard to reach regions.”

The North West Company (NWC) is hiring a Pharmacy Assistant for the Valu-Lots store in Winnipeg, MB. In your role as the Pharmacy Assistant, you will be a valued member of a collaborative healthcare team, working to improve the health status of patients living in remote communities in Northern Manitoba.   Under the supervision of a Pharmacist, the pharmacy assistant is responsible for accurately and efficiently processing prescriptions; maintaining the dispensary; and the packaging of medication for remote distribution.

You will provide excellence in customer service working with our collaborative team, where patient-centered outcome-focused care is delivered according to the objectives, policies and standards set out by Muskehki/Valu-Lots.

Ready to embrace your direction? Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive hourly wage and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information. Go North.
Your Role:

  • Receive prescriptions from patients, follow provincial legal/regulatory conditions, and maintain patient confidentiality;
  • Perform computer functions as directed by the Pharmacist, including data entry, price check, patient information entry/update, refills, and report generation;
  • Fill prescriptions (always under the Pharmacist’s or Regulated Pharmacy Technician’s supervision);
  • Select appropriate products, and count, measure, and prepare the products;
  • Label and organize prescriptions for Pharmacist, and gain necessary approvals for verbal refills where authorized;
  • Facilitate all aspects of Cognitive Services;
  • Maintain inventory control;
  • Assist Pharmacist in maintaining appropriate stock levels of drugs and supplies, and check for, and pull, expired medications at least monthly, and;
  • Maintain supplies and clerical organization.

Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Certification as a Pharmacy Assistant  is considered an asset;
  • 2-3 years of Pharmacy experience; high volume dispensary, experience working in a Central Fill environment is an asset;
  • Experience with Medical Services & Equipment;
  • Experience with report generation; and able to prepare receipts, invoices, letters and memos, and general filling;
  • Experience filling medication orders, including measuring, mixing, and packaging, labeling, and delivering;
  • Experience with Pharmacy software program and must have experience with Kroll;
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated customer service experience;
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills;
  • Excellent written skills and the ability to keep accurate documentation;

Location:     910 Wall Street – Central Fill Pharmacy, Winnipeg MB

Reports to: Pharmacy Manager

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:
*Being Enterprising * Committing to our Customer * Working with Passion * Leading and Developing Others * Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity * Building Trust

The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

A competitive hourly wage is being offered along with opportunities to learn and develop within the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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