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Albertsons Pharmacy Assistant in PORT TOWNSEND, Washington

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Pharmacy Assistant JOB DESCRIPTION:As a primary contact for Safeway customers, the Pharmacy Assistant provides friendly, courteous, and helpful service. Verifies information for new prescriptions. Receives authorized patient prescription refill requests. Fills bottle with prescribed tablets or capsules. Inserts pharmacy reference updates. Answers phone calls not requiring the pharmacist's attention. Receives and stores incoming supplies. Operates electronic cash register to total customers' final bill. Maintains cleanliness of the pharmacy area of the store. The Pharmacy Assistant reports to the Pharmacy Manager.JOB DUTIES:Safeway Pharmacy Assistant employees are generally responsible for completing the following job duties: 1. Provide customer service as currently defined by the employer within the scope of the position and within company policy.2. Verify information for new prescriptions. Receive authorized patient prescription refill requests.3. Fill bottle with prescribed tablets or capsules.4. Insert pharmacy reference updates.5. Maintain confidentiality of all patient information.6. Answer phone calls not requiring the pharmacist's attention.7. Promptly report to the pharmacist all pharmacy complaints and inquires concerning prescriptions or prescription medication. Notify the pharmacist when agents from any regulatory agency or law officers contact/visit the Pharmacy.8. Receive and store incoming supplies.9. Operate electronic cash register to total customers' final bill. Receive payment for customers' purchase and count back correct change. Bag purchased items.10. Maintain cleanliness of the pharmacy area of the store. 11. Comply with all policies and procedures set by company.12. Other duties as assigned concurrent with all applicable laws and regulations.JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:1. Ability to follow company customer service procedures. Demonstrated prior customer service skills or related experience. 2. Ability to interact with customers and co-workers.3. Ability to understand and follow instructions.4. Comply with any and all State Board regulations and any license requirements needed.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:NonePERMITS/LICENSES:Varies depending on state requirements. Safeway, Inc. Seattle DivisionSAFEWAY, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERPage 2 of 2Revision: 2002Human ResourcesJob Title: Pharmacy AssistantWORK ENVIRONMENT:%Inside: 100%%Outside: RareTemperature Extremes: N/AChemicals: Frequent (prescription pharmaceuticals).MACHINES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT:carts, box cutters, pens, pencils, spray bottle, rags, telephone/intercom, cash register, credit card reader, computer, printer, faxPHYSICAL DEMANDS:Constant (over 70% of the time)Frequent (30-70%)Occasional (10-30%)Seldom (1-10%)Lifting:Constantly lifts 1-10 lbs. Occasionally lifts 11-20 lbs. Seldom lifts 21-50 lbs.Carrying:Frequently carries 1-10 lbs. Occasionally carries 11-20 lbs. Seldom carries 21-50 lbs.Pushing / Pulling:Occasionally pushes/pulls 1-10 lbs. Seldom pushes/pulls 11-20 lbs. Reaching:Constant knee to shoulder level reaching. Occasional overhead and at or above shoulder level reaching.Standing: Constant standing while on job. Sitting allowed on breaks.Walking: Frequent walking while on job.Climb/Balance:Seldom. May use step stool or ladder.Trunk Functions:Frequent neck rotation, bending of head, bending/stooping, and twisting. Occasional squatting. Seldom crouching, and kneeling.Upper Extremity:Constant handling/grasping. Frequent fine finger manipulation. Seldom repetitive motion.Vision: Use of peripheral vision and depth perception to move around crowded pharmacy area. Near vision used to read product labels, orders, computer screen displays, and cash register.Hearing:To converse with customers, provide service, take orders and perceive questions. Used to converse with pharmacists and other employees, may speak on telephone or intercom.Speech: To provide service and information to customers and employees and speak on telephone or intercom. Safeway will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities who can meet overall job requirements. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled