Pharmacist

Job Description

 

Description of position:
Performs direct patient care; dispenses prescription medication and educates patients. Practices to the fullest extent of the expanded scope of pharmacy practice permitted by provincial regulations.

Daily tasks and responsibilities:

  • Dispenses prescription medications and applies appropriate auxiliary labels.
  • Checks prescriptions and over the counter medications for therapeutic appropriateness including but not limited to drug interactions, allergies, contraindications, dose, frequency, and dosage form.
  • Verifies prescriptions and refills with physicians by phone as needed and takes verbal prescriptions. Selects therapeutic substitutions when appropriate.
  • Oversees the collection of patient medical history and maintenance of the confidential computer record.
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals as necessary to identify and resolve drug therapy problems. Educates patients on proper medication usage. Provides prompt and courteous patient care. Answers patient questions about over-the-counter medication and product location. Preserves patient confidentiality.
  • Works collaboratively with Registered Technician to ensure appropriate allocation of work tasks.
  • Recruits patients for and conducts health and wellness clinics and documents interventions where permitted by provincial regulations.
  • Adapts, extends, and modifies prescriptions as well as performs specific acts under the delegation or collaboration of a prescriber to the extent permitted by provincial regulations.
  • Administers medications to patients by injection where permitted by provincial regulations
  • Conducts full medication reviews, including but not limited to best possible medication histories and medication reconciliation and participates in medication therapy management and does patient follow-up to the extent permitted by provincial regulations
  • Orders and communicates laboratory tests to the extent permitted by provincial regulations.
  • Participates in a culture of patient safety by focusing on practices that reduce and eliminate prescription incidents as well as reporting and properly managing those incidents that do occur.
  • Maintains professional competence through participation in a variety of continuing education initiatives and maintains required certifications in good standing.
  • Follows Costco Pharmacy’s policies, systems and procedure standards. Follows safety and security procedures.
  • Acts as Pharmacist-In-Charge in the absence of the pharmacy manager ensuring smooth operation in the dispensary and supervises pharmacy interns and students.

Non-Essential Functions and Tasks:

  • Assists with other assigned duties as necessary


Qualifications (Costco-specific or industry-specific skills that candidates must possess):

  • Education/Training: Bachelor of Science or Doctorate of Pharmacy required.    
  • Licenses/Certifications: Licensed Pharmacist in good standing in the province of work.
  • Experience:  None.
  • Knowledge/Skills: Computer, math, patient care and member service skills required.
  • Other:         


Knowledge and talents recommended for job success:
NOTE:: For postings in Quebec locations, candidates must be able to communicate in French (oral and written).