Assistant Pharmacy Manager - Edmonton, Alberta

Posted On Mar 6



The Assistant Pharmacy Manager is responsible for overseeing and directing all day-to-day activities affecting the people, operations, productivity and output of the pharmacy.  Supervision of the overall pharmacy operations and staff is the responsibility of the Assistant Pharmacy Manager.  The Assistant Pharmacy Manager must ensure that the pharmacy operates according to company policy, professional standards, and provincial and federal laws.






Pharmacare Fulfillment Centre Staff

Pharmacare Fulfilment Centre Manager

Regional Director of Operations, Northern Alberta

Regional Director of Operations, Southern Alberta

Director, National Business Development

Director of Procurement and Information Systems

Business Development Managers

Human Resources Business Partner, Western Canada

Delivery/Fleet Supervisor

Wellness Nursing Staff

Other Alberta Pharmacy Managers

Mobile Clinical Pharmacists






Home/Program Management and Leadership

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

Home/Program Nursing Staff

Alberta College of Pharmacists

Alberta Pharmacists Association

Alberta Health Services Case Managers and Representatives





Complete scheduling of pharmacy operations staff members (i.e. all regulated and non-regulated staff)

Review and approve staff vacation and leave requests

Generate and maintain on-call scheduling in concert with the Pharmacy Manager and Regional Directors

Document payroll and human resource related items as applicable

Collaborate with the Pharmacy Manager to ensure that day to day operations of the pharmacy dispensary are completed

Create memos/communications to homes and communities regarding time sensitive issues

Oversee drug recalls with the Pharmacy Manager, Regional Director, and inventory management staff

Oversee incident review and analysis program including the completion of root cause analysis and documentation of medication incidents

Identify and implement process changes secondary to incident review and analysis

Conduct staff meetings as required

Develop and oversee training of new employees

Interviewing potential candidates for Pharmacare Pharmacy employment

Monitor and maintain adequate staffing levels/ratios

Monitor and maintain efficient workflow in the pharmacy at all times including redirecting staff as required

Problem solve and/or participate in conflict/dispute resolution as required

Oversee and coordinate influenza outbreak protocols

Help with pharmacy operations/drug distribution when required 

Participate in pharmacy-related transition processes as required 

Foster and maintain relationships/partnerships with current and prospective clients and collaborate with business development when applicable

Review and authorize invoices and expense reports as applicable

Meet and evaluate offerings/services with external vendors and/or stakeholders and organize/coordinate regional educational events

Implement performance management including verbal and written warnings, in collaboration with Human Resources, for staff members as needed

Collaborate with the Pharmacy Manager to create and maintain standard operating procedures

Provide information and advice regarding administration, usage, drug interactions, side effects, dosage and proper medication storage to clients, partner sites and team members as needed

Ensure proper storage and disposal of pharmaceutical products/medications in a manner consistent with legal and professional obligations

Maintain customer medication profiles and records, including but not limited to pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, etc.

Coordinate and supervise the compounding and dispensing of drugs according to medication orders issued by authorized medical care providers and is ensure the timely processing of medication orders and the distribution of medications





     Other duties will be assigned as required.





Is both familiar with and compliant with all record keeping requirements for operating a licensed pharmacy within Alberta

KROLL system experience

Experience using KROLL in a long term care setting is an asset

Experience with Pacmed or other automated unit dose packaging systems is an asset

Proficient general computer and Microsoft skills





     Work as part of a team – must be able to build and maintain  strong team relationships

     Excellent verbal and written communication skills

     Ability to work in a fast paced environment

     Must be able to time manage priorities and be very organized

     Works under pressure

     Ability to meet tight deadlines

     Strategic thinker with excellent decision making skills

     Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction

     Must have emotional intelligence

     Strong business acumen

     Excellent Attention to Detail with a Quality Assurance (QA is critical) focus

     High skill level in overall professionalism

     Must have a positive attitude and be able to work collaboratively





This position requires the selected candidate to sit, stand and walk throughout the day

Strong stress management abilities





Graduate from an accredited school

Licensed Pharmacist in the Province of Alberta

Excellent computer knowledge

Knowledge of Kroll Pharmacy Systems

5+ years as a Pharmacy Manager is an asset

Supervisory experience mandatory

Knowledge of all dispensary equipment

Continuing Care pharmacy experience preferred




The chosen candidate may be asked to undergo a criminal record check and/or basic security clearance.

If this sounds like you and you are looking to be a part of one of Canada’s largest independent healthcare providers, then we want to hear from you!


About Centric Health Group of Companies


At Centric Health our passion is people and the centre of everything we do. Centric Health provides a wide range of care programs and services, specializing in surgical and diagnostics, surgical weight loss, cosmetic surgery, orthotics, primary care, and pharmacy services. Nationally across Canada we service over 25,000 patients in long term care facilities, fill over 800,000 prescriptions per month, operate 25 OR’s and own one of only three fully accredited private hospitals in Ontario. Our healthcare solutions focus on leading patient outcomes in three areas of care: medical & surgical, specialty pharmacy and orthotics. We employ over 900 highly talented and skilled expert healthcare professionals, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, technologists, technicians, and support staff.


Your Care. Our Focus.


Centric Health provides equal opportunities for all applicants and is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported throughout the recruitment and employment process.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Applicants must notify the Human Resources department in advance should they require any additional accommodations. These are handled on an entirely confidential basis.

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