Neighbourly Pharmacy – Barrhead, AB

Posted on: March 16th, 2024

Neighbourly Pharmacy is looking for a Pharmacy Technician to join our Barrhead, AB location at Rita’s Apothecary & Home Healthcare.

About Us:

Neighbourly Pharmacy is Canada’s largest and fastest-growing network of community pharmacies. Our 295+ locations from coast to coast are united by one priority: our patients! We strive to uphold each pharmacy’s tradition of providing outstanding patient care by offering accessible healthcare with a personal touch of kindness in each community we serve.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Store Operator/Pharmacy Manager,  this position will practice in collaboration with pharmacists to provide the best possible pharmacy services to our patients. The Pharmacy Technician’s primary role is to ensure prescriptions are filled correctly. The right medication gets to the patient, related administration, and managed inventory. They will transcribe verbal orders, transfer prescriptions, and check on the technical aspects of the prescription. They will always exercise professional judgment and recognize when a pharmacist’s clinical expertise is required.

  • 40 hours per week.
  • The store is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The usual shifts will fall between these days and times.


  • Processing refills, triaging emails, and phone calls, and serving front store customers.
  • Data entry, receiving prescriptions, batch fill, and other billing and adjudication.
  • Medical prescription preparation and final checks.
  • Supporting pharmacists in providing specialized care for long-term care (LTC), private and group homes.
  • Compounding oversight, training, quality improvement, and supply management, auditing narcotics and control reports.
  • Care home visits for pickups, order refills, medication room audits, management of ward stock, and contingency medications.
  • Transfer to and receive prescriptions from prescribers, and other pharmacists/pharmacy technicians.
  • Receive verbal prescriptions from prescribers.
  • Provide education on health aids and devices.
  • Take the patient’s medication history.
  • Point of care testing, device teaching, and independent technical checks of prescriptions.
  • Inventory management, including participating in cycle counts, narcotic counts, inventory discrepancy investigation, and order.
  • Perform administration functions, such as documentation, third-party billing reconciliations, and completing required audits.
  • Report any occurrences of adverse events and close calls to the pharmacist and disclose the event as appropriate.
  • Ensure confidentiality of patient information and request and release such information only where appropriate and legally allowed.
  • Participate in and promote patient safety initiatives.
  • Participate in continuing professional development.
  • Comply with relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Check and accept responsibility for the work of pharmacy assistants employed in the pharmacy.
  • With the assistance of information software, identify potential interactions, therapeutic duplications, and incompatibilities within patient profiles.
  • Perform quality assurance audits/checks on distribution functions and activities.
  • Recognize and respond to unusual patterns of drug distribution.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Pharmacy Manager.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Licensed and in good standing with Alberta College of Pharmacy.
  • Previous retail pharmacy experience is an asset.
  • Kroll software experience is an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Professional attitude and ability to communicate well with customers and co-workers.

While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

Neighbourly Pharmacy is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to delivering accessibility and equality to all job applicants, staff, and our customers. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.

To apply, please contact:

Name: Jennifer Teichroeb