Duration: 29 Weeks
Video: 8 lessons
Lectures: 600 Hours
Practicum: 4 Weeks
Pharmacy Assistants aid their pharmacists in retail, customer service, and clerical duties. Moreover, they also have job options in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies.
In a retail environment, the pharmacy assistant is expected to know how to interact with patients in a professional matter, support them as they run the pharmacy, and adhere to the strict guidelines that apply to the retail pharmacy environment. Pharmacy assistants need to be able to perform to a high standard at all times, making the pharmacist and the patients comfortable in their ability to play an active role in the process. Through the ERP College Pharmacy Assistant program in Calgary, students will become top-class certified pharmacy assistants.
A certified clinic pharmacy assistant is responsible for managing the pharmacy cash register, processing transactions, interacting with patients, and maintaining records. Alongside licensed pharmacists, pharmacy assistants prepare and distribute medicines in drugstores.
In a hospital a certified pharmacy assistant will work alongside a licensed pharmacist to distribute medicines to patients. Additional responsibilities include receiving phone calls and taking messages, managing the queue of incoming orders, monitoring all medicine stock, and processing transactions.
A pharmaceutical pharmacy assistant will count pills, label bottles, check prices, and prepares prescriptions alongside a licensed pharmacist. Other responsibilities include maintaining the drug stocks and making a record of all results
Alberta High School Diploma, General Education Diploma G.E.D., or Equivalent:
International English Language Testing System IELTS score of 5
Internal Basic Skills Test
Facilitating consistency in pharmacy environments, personal success strategies benefit both the people who adopt them and the businesses who employ the people who adopt them. These are strategies that emphasize responsibility, accountability, and other values conducive to well-run pharmacy business.
In order to support pharmacists, pharmacy assistants must be familiar with pharmacy principles and practice, which define and guide the day-to-day work that pharmacists perform. These are the rules that all pharmacists follow in order to serve their patients.
Using proper medical terminologies ensures that all employees in the pharmacy environment are referring to the same ailment or prescription, avoiding misunderstandings that can prove costly to patients and the pharmaceutical businesses.
The form that communication with doctors and other medical professionals takes, medical transcriptions and prescriptions are constant parts of all certified pharmacy assistants’ work, providing information as to what is appropriate and expected in each situation.
Because certified pharmacy assistants support pharmacists dispensing medications, a wide-ranging knowledge of common drugs and uses is necessary, laying the groundwork for the choices and decisions that pharmacy assistants make throughout the workday in the pharmacy environment.
Section 1: Personal Success Strategies
Section 2: Keyboarding/Word Processing Skills/MS Office
Section 3: Pharmacy Compounding
Section 4: Microbiology and Sterile Preparation
Section 5: Pharmacy Principles and Practice
Section 6: Medical Terminology
Section 7: Communication, Interpersonal and Customer Relations
Section 8: Pharmaceutical Calculations
Section 9: Anatomy and Physiology
Section 10: CPR and Exam Review
Section 11: Pharmacy Software Kroll
Section 12: Medical Transcription and Prescription Reading
Section 13: Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Section 14: Pharmacology
Section 15: Common Drugs and Uses
Section 16: Practicum