Pharmacy Assistant

  • Innomar Strategies
  • Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 11, 2022

Job Description

Are you looking to make a difference in a patient's life? At AmerisourceBergen, you will find an innovative and collaborative culture that is patient focused and dedicated to making a difference. As an organization, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. Join us and Apply today!

What you will be doing

  • Assist Pharmacist or the Registered Pharmacy Technician in filling prescriptions;
  • Assist patients picking up prescriptions;
  • Enter, scan and process prescriptions using Kroll Pharmacy software
  • Maintain accurate data in pharmacy files and computer drives;
  • Verify that customer receives correct prescription(s);
  • Maintain workflow through effective task prioritization and teamwork
  • Answer the phone and respond to inquires from internal and external customers
  • Screen telephone calls for the Pharmacist(s);
  • Order, receive and maintain inventory of medications;
  • Prepare and process billings, claims, disbursements and related documents;
  • Review invoices or other documentation;
  • Pack and ship prescription orders according to established protocols
  • Maintain pharmacy records
  • Report Adverse Events in accordance with provincial regulatory standards and, where applicable, internal and contractual obligations
  • Assist in general housekeeping and administrative duties; and
  • The Pharmacy Assistant will also be assigned other duties and tasks as required from time to time.
  • May be required to be on standby/ on call as part of this role.

What your background should look like

  • High school diploma preferred;
  • Two or more years of related pharmacy experience;
  • Proficiency in Kroll;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel);
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task and maintain accuracy;
  • Excellent knowledge of pharmacy operations;
  • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Bilingualism, French/English is an asset


  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical distribution industry
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Effective organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Previous experience in cold-chain distribution an asset
  • Previous experience with biological and/or cytotoxic medication and sterile preparation an asset
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to resolve issues effectively and efficiently
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office Programs

As of October 18, 2021, AmerisourceBergen requires all Canadian team members to be fully vaccinated and show proof of completed vaccine status at time of hire. If you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief you will be required to follow AmerisourceBergen's policy and process to apply for an exemption/accommodation.

What AmerisourceBergen offers

We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes benefit programs that are comprehensive, diverse and designed to meet the various needs across our associate population.

Throughout our global footprint and various business units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location, position and/or business unit.


Full time

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Equal Employment Opportunity

AmerisourceBergen is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.