Pharmacy Technician Job in Calgary, AB at Discovery Ridge Pharmacy & Travel Clinic –

Job description

Duties & Responsibilities:

– Gather and document information required to provide pharmacy related services and create a patient record.

– Assist the pharmacist in identifying the patient’s health needs and expectations.

– Gather information required to assess the appropriateness of drug therapy.

– Refer actual or potential drug therapy problems to a pharmacist.

– Receive a verbal order from a prescriber for a schedule 1 drug, reduce to writing and sign or initial.

– Document changes to prescriptions as a result of an authorization from the original prescriber.

– Transfer prescriptions that can legally be transferred to another pharmacy on behalf of a pharmacist.

– Determine that a new or refill prescription is current, authentic and complete.

– Dispense new or refill prescriptions following appropriate procedures.

– Perform a final check of new or refill prescription to ensure that each step in the dispensing process has been completed properly. Including verification that:

  • the drug, dosage form, strength, and quantity dispensed are correct according to the prescription
  • the prescription label is accurate according to the prescription and contains the information required by standards and legislation
  • appropriate auxiliary labels are affixed to prescriptions.

– Perform a final check of a prescription for a narcotic, controlled drug or targeted substance.

– Document activities completed in the dispensing process to create a clear audit trail.

– Create a written transaction record for each drug dispensed.

– Release a prescription or a schedule 2 drug to a patient after ensuring a pharmacist has assessed the patient, evaluated the prescription or the sale and provided required information.

– Refer patients to a pharmacist when appropriate.

– Identify patients who require assistance or may face a risk from the selection or use of a schedule 3 drug, health care product, aid or device and refer to pharmacist.

– Answer questions from patients about schedule 3 drugs, health care products, aids or devices that do not require therapeutic knowledge, clinical analysis or assessment

– Enter into a dialogue and provide assistance to patients choosing health care products, aids or devices

– Provide instruction to patients about how to operate or use health care products, aids or devices.

– Compound drugs according to a written formula and preparation process.

– Document an account of involvement in any drug errors as part of the Quality Assurance Program of the pharmacy.

– Document the pharmacy technician’s activities in the patient record

– Make corrections in patient records when required

– Act as a witness when a pharmacist destroys narcotic or controlled drugs based on authorization from Health Canada.

– Supervise an employee engaged in compounding or providing drugs for sale.


  • Registration with Alberta College Of Pharmacy is a must
  • Superior customer relations skills and a strong sense of professionalism
  • Excellent leadership and performance management skills required
  • Proven ability to build the business using community based marketing strategies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem solving skills including the experience formulating and executing action plans
  • Strong personal computing skills, as well as knowledge of KROLL Pharmacy Computer system a definite asset

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $19.00-$31.89 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Store discount
  • Vision care


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Calgary, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • pharmacy: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2023-04-06

About the Company

Company: Discovery Ridge Pharmacy & Travel Clinic –

Company Location:  Calgary, AB

Estimated Salary:

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