Pharmacist (Deer Valley)

  • Full Time
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Calgary Co-Op

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.

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.

We offer:

Calgary Co-op takes pride in providing more than just an attractive compensation and benefits plan, as well as an industry leading pension plan and recognition program.

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)
We offer a comprehensive benefits program including:
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



Owned by members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. We have locations in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore include: food centres, pharmacies, gas stations, car washes, home health care centres, wine, spirits and beer locations, and cannabis stores.

We also own and operate Community Natural Foods. With over 425,000 members, 3,850 employees, assets of $689 million and annual sales of $1.3 billion, Calgary Co-op is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience through inspired team members.%{{advertiserId}}% %%{{category}}%%