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Pharmacy Assistant

Program Summary

Pharmacy Assistants, also referred to as pharmacy aides or assistant pharmacists, work with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in a variety of settings, from retail stores to hospitals. Pharmacy Assistants perform administrative duties and work directly with customers to meet their prescription needs.

The GHA Pharmacy Assistant program prepares you for duties such as:

  • assisting the pharmacist in the day-to-day operation of the pharmacy
  • filling medication orders including measuring, mixing, packaging, labeling and delivering drugs
  • managing inventory including monitoring, restocking, expired products and inventory records
  • receiving written prescriptions and inputting prescriptions into the computer system
  • maintaining computerized lists of medications taken by patients
  • communicating with clients, physicians and suppliers
  • looking after home health-care products such as canes, vision aids and hearing aids
  • pre-packaging medications (including unit dose packaging)
  • answering telephones and taking messages
  • cleaning and sterilizing dispensing bottles and instruments
Program Facts
  • Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
  • Taught by trained professionals in the industry – they have real-world experience
  • CPR / First Aid / AED Course included (Red Cross)
  • Up to date Pharmacy Assistant curriculum
  • Covered by Liability Insurance
  • You are fully covered by WSIB
Our Pharmacy Assistant Program includes:
  • Ph.A Training (in class Theory, Lab & Practical)
  • CPR / First Aid / AED Course included (Red Cross)
  • 250 Hours of organized Clinical Placement
  • In class Lab compounding experience
  • Retail Pharmacy simulation
  • Extensive reviews and preparation for NACC final exams
  • Grand Health Academy has been established to train competent, caring, health care professionals.
  • With the help of qualified staff and modern technology, the student will exhibit personal growth.
  • The Pharmacy Assistant will understand the human body and its’ systems to enable the ability to give support and care, both physically and emotionally, during this time of need.
  • The graduate will be prepared to work as a team member under the supervision of registered practitioners.
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