Responsibilities of an owner-pharmacist
An owner-pharmacist in Québec plays many roles which result in certain responsibilities. Learn more here!
The owner-pharmacist must ensure that his business is successful. He plays many roles all at once, among which pharmacist and business owner. To be a successful businessman, the owner-pharmacist must become much more than a healthcare professional. Beyond his obligations toward his patients, he must carry out his administrative duties and fulfill his financial commitments.
More than a healthcare professional, an owner-pharmacist is a business owner as well!
He is responsible for the overall management of the following:
- Material resources (computer equipment, specialized devices, etc.)
- Financial resources
- Marketing and merchandising
- Human resources (schedules, benefits, wages, etc.)
He oversees work organization and ensures that laws are upheld (civil, legal and professional liabilities) such as:
- The Act respecting occupational health and safety (CSST)
- The Labour Code
- The Pharmacy Act
- The Health Insurance Act
- The Act respecting prescription drug insurance
He develops his managerial skills toward:
- Setting clear objectives and providing the means to achieve them
- Acknowledging his strengths and weaknesses, and knowing how to delegate
- Promoting diversity within his personnel so as to benefit from the abilities of all concerned