Career Opportunities

Store Operator/Pharmacy Manager Didsbury

Didsbury Pharmasave 373- Rubicon Pharmacies, Didsbury, AB

Posted: August 31, 2021 Closing Date: October 30, 2021
Contact Sanjana Amaroo
Phone 306-681-4265
Fax 306-337-4482
Address 1918-20th Street

Job Description

Pharmasave #373, located in Didsbury, AB, is currently seeking a fulltime Store Operator/Pharmacy Manager to lead their team!

This position will oversee the operation of Didsbury Pharmasave #373, managing a staff of skilled pharmacists and pharmacy support staff. The operator will be a leader within the community and drive pharmacy services to better serve the town of Didsbury and the surrounding area. Within the Rubicon family, this position offers competitive employment packages, including benefits & pension, and added incentives for certain markets.  Rubicon strongly supports internal movement across and upward in our growing network.  We believe in helping our staff achieve their career goals, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance at the same time.

Rubicon is a growing, pharmacist-governed group based in Saskatchewan, with locations throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia.  Rubicon operates its’ stores within the Pharmasave, PharmaChoice, and IDA banners.  It provides an alternative route for pharmacists, allowing them the opportunity to guide their own future.  We provide our teams with an extensive support network, and a variety of clinical programs, best-practices, and tools to succeed.  Investing in innovations such as central-fill models and automated dispensing technology, allows local pharmacy teams more opportunity to focus on providing personalized, patient-centered care, while building adherence.  Rubicon has embraced practice innovations, and will continue developing programs and services to support our local pharmacy teams.


OBJECTIVE: This manager-level position is responsible for overseeing the pharmacy to ensure the operation provides high quality pharmaceutical care and customer service, and operates efficiently through optimization of its human, physical, and financial capital within the framework of legislative requirements, and Rubicon policies and programs.


The successful candidate will participate in initiatives to achieve strategic objectives, maintain systems to measure improvements in quality, cost or patient care, follow and promote the Rubicon culture to inspire a working environment that attracts and retains talented, committed and engaged employees, participate in self-development activities related to current job function or future career growth, promote the Rubicon brand through publishing, presenting, and participation in industry associations to improve brand awareness, and participate in initiatives to achieve strategic objectives.  Along with the above-mentioned job responsibilities, the Store Operator is required to focus on the following essential items:

Corporate Liaison

The operator will operate the store within the guidelines and objectives of Rubicon,  participate in setting financial operating budgets and policy objectives both on a long term and short term basis, ensure proper record keeping, reporting and timely communication with the Rubicon Accounting Office.


The operator will ensure that the pharmacy is operated in accordance with all provincial and federal regulations, set operating guidelines for the pharmacy inclusive of all dispensary staff,  ensure that all OTC’s and non-prescription products are merchandised in accordance with provincial regulations.


All dispensing functions performed by the pharmacist must be carried out in accordance with provincial regulations and standards of practice.

Clinical – Rubicon Pharmacies is committed to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy. It is our hope that all of our pharmacists assist in and promote the professional development of the profession of pharmacy through the offering of medication reviews, community based and individualized clinical interventions, such as smoking cessation, diabetes management and asthma care.

Store Operations

The successful candidate will operate the store within the guidelines of the applicable Franchise or Membership Agreement and Operating Store Standards, follow the Operations and Employee Manuals, ensuring all existing and new staff adhere to store policies.

Pharmacy Personnel

The store operator will ensure that the pharmacy is at all times under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist,  ensure that all pharmacy staff  perform their job duties in accordance with their job descriptions, coordinate work schedules,  supervise all pharmacy personnel in day to day operations or delegate such supervision to the pharmacist on duty,  follow recruitment policy and procedures as set out by Rubicon’s Human Resources department, orient new employees to all aspects of their position, maintain employee personnel files, follow the performance review process, provide leadership and develop a team spirit. Conduct regular staff meetings for both effective communication and employee motivation.

Inventory & Record Keeping – Pharmaceuticals

The successful candidate will maintain adequate inventory levels of all pharmaceuticals utilizing an inventory control system to avoid over and out of stocks, manage pricing, returns, and recordkeeping.

Professional Image

The successful candidate will ensure that the pharmacy is operated professionally at all times, ensuring courteous customer service, patient counseling and OTC recommendations, maintaining a clean, neat and professional workspace and a professional liaison with the health care community including local doctors, nursing homes and hospitals.

Inventory and Buying – Front Store

The successful candidate will work with the Front Store Manager to ensure proper inventory control in all departments as per budgets, preferred supplier programs are followed, buying, inventory and pricing objectives are met and gross margins are maximized.  The team will set promotional objectives, be an aware of the competition and marketplace, carry out changes in promotions, product mix or merchandising to keep up to date, ensure that all shrinkage is controlled in areas such as returns, paid-outs, internal and external losses, and proper pricing and receiving guidelines are followed and inventory is counted annually.


  • Degree in Pharmacy.
  • Licensed to practice as a pharmacist in Alberta, with preference given to candidates with their APA and injection certification.
  • Pharmacy management experience preferred.
  • Participation in continuing education programs for professional development.
  • Professional image including dress and proper grooming.
  • Professional attitude and ability to communicate well with customers, co-workers and suppliers.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.