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Retail pharmacist needed in Canada by Clinic Drug Store

Retail pharmacists provide general healthcare advice and supply prescription and non-prescription medication to the public. A retail pharmacist works in a retail setting rather than in a hospital or GP surgery. Retail pharmacists are responsible for dispensing and controlling both prescription and non-prescription medicine. They also advise customers on general healthcare. Retail pharmacists must work to legal and ethical guidelines.

Job details

  •  Location: Dawson Creek, BC
  •  Salary: $40.00 to $48.00HOUR hourly for 25 to 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Term or contract (ending: 2023-12-31)
    Part time
  •  Flexible Hours, To be determined
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as 2022-07-25
  •  Vacancies: 1 vacancy

The retail pharmacist is involved in a wide role of retail management. His/her job description includes supervising and training sales assistants marketing goods in order to give an efficient service to the general public.

Other responsibilities they are charged with include ordering new goods and maintaining accounts, as well as keeping records of stock. There is a high level of responsibility in this kind of work. Pharmacy is the area of science concerned with the chemistry and action of drugs, their preparation and production for use in the line of medicine.

The first thing to be done here is the science of ‘formulation’. This is the process where a drug is mixed with other substances in a suitable preparation. The substances include; tablet, ointment, injection or liquid, to be used as a medicine. This process of formulation and dispensing of medicines require detailed knowledge of the works done by drugs and medicines on the body.

Retail Pharmacist

  • Administer prescription medicines to the public
  • Make sure medicines supplied correspond with the prescriptions
  • Make sure there is no dispensing error
  • Supervise the preparation of medicines not made-up by the manufacturer
  • Keep a register of specialized drugs for stock control and legal purposes
  • Sell medicines over-the-counter
  • Counsel and advise patients on the treatment of minor ailments
  • Manage needle and syringe exchange
  • Measure and fit compression hosiery
  • Monitor blood pressure, as well as cholesterol levels of customers when the need arises
  • Offer diabetes screening exercise
  • Arrange the delivery of prescribed medicines to patients
  • Supervise, manage and train pharmacy support staff
  • Participate in budget and financial management
  • Update self regularly with current pharmacy practice, invention of new drugs and their uses
  • Advice customers on health issues and medications
  • Recruit, train, and manage staff
  • Order, sell, and control medicines together with other stock
  • Attend regular meetings with medical representatives.

Job requirements




Bachelor’s degree

  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration, Other


1 year to less than 2 years

Additional Skills
Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of other pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians and other staff
Work Setting
Community or retail pharmacy
Security and Safety
Driver’s validity licence check; Immunization records; Eligible for professional liability insurance; Criminal record check; Basic security clearance
Transportation/Travel Information
Valid driver’s licence
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Repetitive tasks; Attention to detail; Ability to distinguish between colours; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling
Personal Suitability
Initiative; Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Accurate; Team player; Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; Client focus; Dependability; Judgement; Reliability; Organized
Community Pharmacist and Hospital Pharmacist Specific Skills
Advise customers on selection and use of non-prescription medication; Check prescriptions for proper dosage; Dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals to customers or to other health care professionals and advise them on indications, contra-indications, adverse effects, drug interactions and dosage; Maintain medication profiles of customers including registry of poisons and narcotic and controlled drugs; Ensure proper preparation, packaging, distribution and storage of vaccines, serums, biologicals and other drugs and pharmaceuticals
Screening questions
Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?; Do you currently reside in proximity to the advertised location?; Are you currently a student?; What is the highest level of study you have completed?; Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?; Are you available for the advertised start date?; Do you have education in this field of employment?

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

By phone

250-782-3100 Between 04:00 PM and 06:00 PM

In person

816 103rd Àvenue
V1G 2E9 Between 09:00 AM and 05:00 AM

Include this reference number in your application


How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include when submitting your application:

  • Cover letter
  • References attesting experience
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of the requested certifications
  • Writing sample

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Retail pharmacists over-the-counter and supply prescribe medicines to the general public in a retail pharmacy, like a local chemist.

They may also advice customers on the safe use of medicines and their side effects. In another development, they advise on the treatment of minor ailments in the likes of sore throats or colds, and at times refer cases beyond their expertise to the doctor.

Medicines are often times supplied ready-made by the manufacturer. However, some may be needed to be prepared by the retail pharmacists, depending on the patient’s ailment.

In most cases, pharmacy technicians, often called dispensing technicians, may be required to prepare medicines.

The pharmacist will make sure that the dosages are as prescribed, and that labels show the correct information.

These days, retail pharmacists use computers for producing labels and stock control. Therefore, many of them now work with computerized databases that hold information on frequent customers’ health and medicine records.

Retail pharmacists also stock many other goods, such as cosmetics, baby care products, perfumes and photographic materials.

In some rural areas, pharmacies may also stock agricultural and veterinary products.

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