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Pharmacy Assistant


- Grade 12 or equivalentOR- Mature student status (18 years of age or older) and a passing score on the entrance examination

Benefits of this program

- One-on-one instruction- Industry-experienced instructors focus on the most relevant information to your program- Healthcare professionals are in high demand

Employment Opportunities

- Pharmacy Assistant

Start a new career in healthcare on the frontline in community and retail pharmacies. Rumi Academy’s Pharmacy Assistant program teaches students to provide patients with the medicines they need.

Through a combination of online and on-campus study, you’ll learn the fundamentals of pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, and compounding techniques. You will learn from industry-experienced professionals, and receive one-on-one feedback during online chats and in-class discussions and assignments.

Discover how to use KROLL pharmacy software and prepare intravenous admixtures, while you complete a four-week practicum in a real-world pharmacy setting, allowing you to gain practical experience before you graduate.

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, and Skills Training.


Qestions & Answers

Their primary role is to support the efficient functioning of a pharmacy and assist in the dispensing of medications. Pharmacy assistants perform a variety of tasks, including receiving and processing prescription orders, measuring and packaging medications, maintaining inventory, and providing customer service.

Here are some essential skills for a Pharmacy Assistant:

Attention to Detail,Communication Skills,Customer Service,Organizational Skills,Mathematical Aptitude,Computer Skills,Ethical Conduct,Teamwork,Stress Management,Regulatory Knowledge,Initiative.

Pharmacy Assistants perform a variety of tasks to support the smooth operation of a pharmacy. The specific duties can vary depending on the size and type of the pharmacy, but common tasks include:

Customer Assistance,Medication Dispensing,Inventory Management,Record Keeping,Billing and Insurance Processing,Compounding Assistance,Patient Education,Health and Safety,Administrative Tasks,Cash Handling,Maintaining Cleanliness,Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals.

The educational requirements for becoming a Pharmacy Assistant can vary depending on the region and the specific employer. In general, the role of a Pharmacy Assistant is considered an entry-level position, and formal education beyond a high school diploma or equivalent is often not mandatory. However, having some relevant education or training can enhance your qualifications for the position.

Pharmacy Assistants can explore several career advancement opportunities by acquiring additional education, training, and experience. While the role of a Pharmacy Assistant is often considered an entry-level position, individuals may pursue various paths for professional growth. Here are some potential career advancement opportunities for Pharmacy Assistants:

Pharmacy Technician Certification,Advanced Education,Specialized Training,Management and Supervisory Roles,Shift Lead or Senior Pharmacy Assistant,Cross-Training in Different Pharmacy Settings,Pharmacy Management,Healthcare Administration or Management,Sales and Pharmaceutical Industry Roles,Continuous Professional Development.

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