Pharmacy Assistant - 1 Year Contract

City: Kitchener, Ontario


Pharmacy Assistant - 1 Year Contract

Our client is looking for an experienced Pharmacy Assistant to work in a community pharmacy for a 1-year contract. The start date for this assignment is 2nd January 2019, Monday to Friday (8hrs/day) until 31st December 2019. The location for this position is in Kitchener. In your role as a Pharmacy Assistant, you will be expected to handle the cash system and effortlessly navigate the Nexsys pharmacy software. You will additionally be expected to assist the Pharmacist in filling prescriptions accurately before being checked by the Pharmacist.


• Ensures any patient inquiries regarding prescription and non-prescription medications, medical conditions, medical devices, and any other health related topic be referred to a pharmacist.
• Process, check and correct third party billings of prescriptions as required at both the point of entry and filling of the prescription, including Special Access medication and other unique medication programs offered by the pharmacy.
• Manage and maintain the pharmacy inventory.
• Call doctors, pharmacies and manufacturers to obtain information/product as required.
• Process all phone requests in a timely manner.
• Comply with Federal and Provincial regulations governing the practice of Pharmacy and with all Occupational Health & Safety requirements.
• Assist patients and families in resolving issues with insurance companies with regard to coverage of various medications.


• Proficiency with the Nexsys computer system/software is mandatory.
• Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Pharmacy Assistant.
• Full comprehension of the complexity of third party billing.
• Demonstrated ability to be a team player.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability to learn quickly and take initiative.
• Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced, high volume, demanding work environment.

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