Registered Pharmacy Technician – Relief (FT)


Requisition ID: 174133
Career Group: Pharmacy Careers
Job Category: NPG Pharmacy Ops
Travel Requirements: 0 – 10%
Job Type: Full-Time
Country: Canada (CA)
Province: Prince Edward Island
City: Charlottetown
Location: Floater-PE
Postal Code: C1A 4N6

Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees.

We are a family nurturing families.
A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.


The Registered Pharmacy Technician position is a regulated position that requires the individual to be licensed with the provincial college of pharmacy.

In addition to all duties that can be performed by a pharmacy assistant, the RPT is able to conduct some restricted activities under the indirect supervision of a pharmacist. The authorized duties of the technician are limited by legal restrictions imposed by individual Provincial Pharmacy Regulatory Bodies.

It is essential that both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians clearly understand which functions and duties may be performed by the RPT and which duties may not be undertaken by the RPT.

Job Description

RPT’s will have independent authority, responsibility and liability (required by legislation to have liability insurance) to prepare, process and compound prescriptions including:

receive and transcribe verbal prescriptions from practitioners, (with the exception of verbal narcotic prescriptions and benzodiazepines)
ensure that a prescription is complete and authentic
transfer prescriptions to and receive prescriptions from other pharmacies,
ensure the accuracy of a prepared prescription,
perform the final check of a prepared prescription and
ensure the accuracy of drug and personal health information in patient records

An RPT may only perform these restricted activities if:

a pharmacist has assessed the prescription, the patient, the patient’s health history and medication record and has determined that the drug therapy is appropriate for the patient, and

A pharmacist must be available to counsel the patient and to monitor the patient’s drug therapy at some point before the prescription is released to the patient.

Job Requirements

Completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certification
Knowledge of MS Word and Excel
Above average oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience with Lawtons Drugs/Sobeys Pharmacy Computer systems preferred
Relevant post secondary education preferred
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to work independently in a fast environment
Available days, evenings, and weekends

We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge.

These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.

While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From $24.50 per hour

10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed

Application question(s):
Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
Are you Injection certified?
Are you a registered Pharmacy Technician in Prince Edward Island?

Work Location: In person