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Employee Type - Full-Time EmployeeEducation - High SchoolExperience - Not SpecifiedIndustries - Admin - Clerical, Pharmaceutical


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


Working under the supervision of the Manager, Pharmacy Services, the Pharmacy Assistant assumes responsibility for supporting the Pharmacists and the Registered Pharmacy Technicians in the preparation of prescriptions, maintenance of drug inventory and cash control systems. The Pharmacy Assistant coordinates departmental quality assurance and other customer-focused services with supervisory staff. Additionally he/she interacts with Internal and External Clients. 

 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
 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.

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


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
1. Sedentary physical activity requiring reaching, sifting, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions, talking and hearing. 
2. Visual requirement is for close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
3. 75% or more time is spent looking directly at a computer.
4. Associate is frequently required to stand, walk (or otherwise be mobile).
5. Ability to deal with stressful situations as they arise.



  We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Comprehensive health and dental plans
  • Flexible & remote working options
  • Employer RRSP-matching
  • Online peer-to-peer recognition program
  • Corporate discounts with multiple establishments, including fitness centers
  • Health & Wellness programs

AmerisourceBergen is a publicly traded Fortune 10 global healthcare solutions company and is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies. Powered by our associates around the world, we provide pharmaceutical products and business solutions that improve access to care.  We operate the backbone of the healthcare supply chain. We drive the future of local care delivery.  We guide medical innovations to market.  We create healthier futures.

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