Pharmacist in Abbotsford, British Columbia

Otter Co-Op

Otter Co-op is now hiring a Full-Time Pharmacist to work out of our Parallel Food Store located in Abbotsford, BC. This position will be based out of the Parallel Food Store but will be shared between multiple Food Stores located in Abbotsford and Langley, BC.

Who we are:

Otter Co-op is a diverse and growing organization, serving the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and BC Interior since 1922. With over 100 years in business and over 1000 in our team, we are proud to be a locally owned and community minded member of the neighbourhoods we live, work and play in. We operate three food and pharmacy stores (including one with a fashion and hardware department), twenty-nine Angry Otter liquor stores, two feed mills, two bulk petroleum facilities, the Angry Otter Tap & Forno and Brewery in North Vancouver, the Highwayman Pub in Abbotsford, the Sawbucks pub in South Surrey and twenty-five gas station/convenience stores. To learn more about who we are and how you can help bring our brand to life, visit us at

What you’ll do:

The Pharmacist’s main responsibility is to maintain the highest professional level of customer service standards, through consistent and thorough patient care. This entails developing and maintaining an atmosphere of customer service friendliness that will foster clientele building and sustained profitable growth for the unit. The Pharmacist is also responsible for the accuracy, efficiency and integrity towards company policies and legislative regulations in the pharmacy unit.

The specific responsibilities of the Pharmacist include but are not limited to the following:

  • To provide fast, friendly, convenient, and professional service in the pharmacy dispensary and OTC sales area

  • Maintain positive relationships with staff and other team members in supporting customer service objectives and positive employee relations

  • Demonstrate warmth, empathy, and compassion towards the guest

  • Focus on Clinical Services (i.e. disease state management, medication reviews and health risk assessments)

  • Prescription safety prioritizing technical functions to Pharmacy Assistants when available

  • Initiate care plans, follow up and document

  • Collect relevant patient, drug and disease information

  • Identification of actual and potential drug related problems

  • Monitor medication adherence

  • Provide patient counseling for new therapy and determine patients understanding as to why they are taking medication

  • Ensure compliance to all company standards and procedures

  • Proactive support and execution of the stores loss prevention program as it applies directly to the pharmacy unit

  • Responsible for supporting management in the control of inventory levels

  • Ensure compliance with the company’s Health & Safety Program, as well as the requirements set out by Provincial regulations

  • Contribute to the Team in living the Corporate Values of Integrity, Community and Excellence

Why it matters:

Our team provides a range of products and services to support our member-owners. Through the work that we do, we help to build, fuel, feed and grow Western Canadian communities together. 

Who you are:

You are looking for a career in Pharmaceuticals:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from a recognized institution

  • Must be a Licensed Pharmacist in British Columbia

  • Must have Injection Certification

  • Minimum 2 years in a Canadian Retail Pharmacy

  • Minimum 1 year Kroll computer software system experience

  • Class 5 Driver’s License and clean abstract required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and the ability to manage computer files and systems efficiently

  • Effective interpersonal, leadership and communications skills

  • Motivation and ability to work in a busy environment

  • Effective planning, organization and time management skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain relationships outside of the organization that support the organization

  • Must have open availability 7 days a week to work a variety of shifts at our various food stores, that include early mornings, afternoons and late evenings. 

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive Wages

  • Wage increases based on hours worked & meeting expectations in the position

  • Annual bonus program for all eligible team members

  • For eligible positions: comprehensive benefits package and an employer matched pension plan

  • Team discount on Gas, Liquor, Food, Fashion, Hardware, Feed & Restaurant purchases

  • Co-op Membership with an annual dividend payment on qualified purchases

  • Education Assistance Program

  • Learning opportunities, to grow and develop and to foster a culture of teamwork and innovation

Otter Co-op is committed to a diverse and supportive working environment based on our Core Company Values of Integrity, Community and Excellence.  We embrace diversity and inclusion, and we’re working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We support and provide an environment that allows all to bring their whole selves to work.

All successful candidates will be required to undergo a background check.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.




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