Fun and Mentally stimulating
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) – London, ON – March 22, 2016
Fill, File, and process prescriptions. Talk to physicians, nurses, patients. Phone prescriptions, email prescriptions. Counting medications. Preparing mixtures, compounds, suspensions, solutions, and creams.
I learned a lot about the inner workings of the health care sector and the chain of information and command between health care providers, pharmacies, and the business aspect of health care.
Loblaw provided fair hours, though they did not cater too well to students.
My co-workers were fantastic, fun, and experienced in the field. They were always willing to teach me new procedures and guide me through processes.
The hardest part of the job was tracking the chain of information from the patient to their nurses/PSWs, to their physicians/surgeons, and to the pharmacy.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to see customer satisfaction when we delivered their medications in a timely and polite manner.