Pharmacy Assistant

<p><strong>&ldquo;To advance and provide comprehensive and innovative patient-centered health services to under-served and hard to reach regions.&rdquo;</strong></p>

Baker Lake, NU, Canada

The North West Company

<p>The North West Company Ic., though its subsidiaries is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. North West employees approximately 8,200 associates, the majority within the communities it serves. It operates 241 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, Alaska Commercial Company, Cost-U-Less and RiteWay Food Markets and has annualized sales of approximately CDN $2.0 billion.</p>

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Overview: <p>The North West Company (NWC) is hiring Pharmacy Assistants for their Northern and NorthMart stores. Bring your community-focused care and pharmaceutical skills to NWC. In your role as a Pharmacy Assistant II, at The North West Company (NWC), you will support the pharmacy operations through accurate preparation and distribution of medication, prescription data entry, inventory management and dispensary maintenance. If you have the experience to provide excellent customer service and mentor staff; this opportunity is for you!</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Ready to embrace your direction? </strong>Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.<strong> You must be able to re-locate to remote regions in Northern Canada. You receive a competitive salary, benefits such as subsidized housing and food allowance, paid vacation travel, ability to bank what you earn, and more! We even have, and encourage, employment opportunities for spouses.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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 for more information. Go North.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Your Role:</strong></p> &bull; Receive, prepare, and process prescriptions in-person, by telephone or by fax request;<br />&bull; Prioritize prescription orders for verification by Pharmacist or Registered Technician;<br />&bull; Assist the Pharmacist by triaging customers in order of urgency;<br />&bull; Manage compliance packaging, remote distribution, and MS&amp;E Services;<br />&bull; Maintain complete, accurate and up-to-date patient profiles;<br />&bull; Greet customers promptly, and in a courteous manner, both in-person and on the telephone;<br />&bull; Effectively organize remote distribution services for efficient processing, preparation, and distribution;<br />&bull; Compile documentation for shipments distributed to remote communities;<br />&bull; Maintain appropriate levels of Rx, OTC, and supply inventory, ordering from preferred suppliers based on business needs and delivery schedule;<br />&bull; Comply with Store Operating Procedures as defined by HP&amp;S Division;<br />&bull; Refer patient health concerns or physician inquiries to the Pharmacist;<br />&bull;Assist in training of other employees to improve the customer service capacity of the pharmacy team.
Requirements: <p><strong>Desired Skills &amp; Experience:</strong></p> &bull; Previous pharmacy experience in a high-volume dispensary;<br />&bull; Formal training or certification as a Pharmacy Assistant;<br />&bull;Excellent customer service skills;<br />&bull; Thorough capability with all aspects of pharmacy software programs, including prescription entry and inventory management (Kroll is considered an asset);<br />&bull; Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interpret prescriptions, and complete required documentation;<br />&bull; Ability to work independently and as part of a team;<br />&bull; Experience with compliance packaging and familiarity with NIHB pharmacy provider requirements is an asset;<br />&bull; Ability to thrive in a diverse environment with many cultural differences;<br />&bull; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and;<br />&bull; Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.<br /><br /> <p><strong>A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. </strong></p>