Pharmacist (Strathmore)

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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Calgary Co-op Pharmacies provide a highly professional environment, reflecting a deep commitment to the highest patient care standards. Our pharmacy program helps keep patients well-informed, comfortable, and healthy in the most efficient way possible. If you want to make the most of your education and training - and provide optimal patient care - we have excellent career opportunities for you.

Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. We are looking for talented colleagues who are passionate about providing an exceptional shopping experience for our Pharmacy customers and delighting them every step of the way!

We offer competitive wages, progressive careers, great work culture, comprehensive training, staff discounts, career development programs, flexible schedules, and an excellent pension plan & benefits package! These are some of the many reasons why we are among the top employers in Alberta. Come share our vision and passion in delivering a superior customer experience.

What the job entails (overview)

This is your opportunity to provide leadership that embraces a culture that promotes a passion for customer service, teamwork and continuous improvement as well as ensuring the delivery of exceptional customers service experiences for our members and customers of Calgary Co-op. The Pharmacist position plays an essential role in the quality and safety of our patients’ medications. You will report to the Pharmacy Manager and will be responsible for filling prescriptions and following the proper billing procedures. You will be providing information while maintaining confidentiality to customers as patients and consumers in general and specific terms, and you will be responsible for those Pharmacy Department managerial duties assigned.

Where you’ll be focusing (your day to day):

Patient Care & Customer service:

  • Personally fill prescriptions including but not limited to, evaluating prescriptions for appropriateness, maintaining records as per the guideline of the Alberta Pharmaceutical Association and Calgary Co-op Pharmacy, consulting with Physicians or other valid Practitioners where clarification is needed, and practice a high level of pharmaceutical care.
  • Routine and regular administration of injections and vaccinations.
  • Provide information and patient-orientated advice to customers concerning the proper use of prescription medication, as well as over-the-counter or self medication products.
  • Be aware and informed of Calgary Co-op Pharmacy contracts, customer care and service standards, policies and procedures, and practices while maintaining a high level of security.

Pharmacy operations:

  • Be familiar with all merchandise carried in the department, as well as be aware of new products and trends pertaining to the pharmaceutical and retail pharmacy industry.
  • Supervise and assist in the processes of perpetual inventory (receiving and selling), ordering of prescription and dispensary, products, and other over-the-counter products.
  • Maintain prescription product inventories and levels which are consistent with budgeted inventory management targets while meeting the customer requirements to maximize sales and customer satisfaction.
  • Supervise pharmacy technicians according to the applicable rules and regulations.
  • Be aware of and abide by government and professional regulations, as well as Pharmacy policies in regard to control, safekeeping, and sale of pharmaceuticals, including return and/or disposal of outdated dispensary stock.

Other responsibilities

  • Assist in department operating objectives, preparation of reports, compiling statistics, processing invoices, preparing claims, and preparing Business Plans and Budgets.
  • Participate with the yearend performance review and development action plan.
  • Assist in the proper care and maintenance of equipment and be responsible for the general housekeeping and appearance of the department when not occupied with the delivery of pharmaceutical care

What you will need (Requirements):

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSc. Pharm)
  • Licensed and registered with Alberta College of Pharmacists
  • Superior patient relations with a strong sense of professionalism
  • Authorization to Administer Medications by Injection
  • Previous retail pharmacy experience (desirable)


  • Additional Prescribing Authorization (APA) - Pharmacists working in the dispensary must obtain APA designation within one year of effective start date as a Pharmacist. New grads will have two years to obtain their APA designation.

Benefits & Perks

  • Hourly rates start at $52/hour and goes upwards based on your experience.
  • You will also be eligible for incentive (up to 7.5% of regular base earnings)
  • This position (at Strathmore) is eligible for additional premium.
  • You will be eligible for travel allowance if you live outside of Strathmore.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits program including:
  • Sick leave, Medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision coverage for you and your family
  • Pension plan after 1 – 2 years
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Ongoing In-House Training & Education Courses
  • Employee career development assistance Program
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Employee & family assistance program
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Flexible work life arrangements to meet your lifestyle needs

If you possess the above qualifications and are interested in this exciting career opportunity with Calgary Co-op, please apply in confidence, stating qualifications and salary expectations.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
Calgary Co-op
Calgary Co-op

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Owned by members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. Our locations in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore include: food centres, pharmacies, gas stations, car washes, commercial cardlocks, home health care centres, wine, spirits and beer locations, and cannabis. With over 440,000 members, more than 3,600 employees, assets of $627 million and annual sales of $1.3 billion, Calgary Co-op was recognized as one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers of 2020, and is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience through inspired team members. Investing millions into the Calgary community each year, we are proud to support numerous not-for-profit and charitable organizations. We are also proud to support many local farmers, ranchers and producers. Calgary Co-op's roots run deep into the heart of our community. Vision To touch the lives of our community by being respected as the best, most trusted place to shop - every day. Mission Through inspired team members, we will deliver exceptional customer experiences, products and services that sustain and grow our business and communities. Value Service: Our customers' needs drive us to deliver exceptional shopping experiences. Caring: We are passionate about people - team members, member-owners, customers, and communities. Excellence: A winning attitude in all that we do.
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