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CLK 09R – Special Authority Clerk

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 8, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $42,059.60 - $47,440.52 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Inventory
Client BC Public Service
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CLK 09R – Special Authority Clerk

Posting Title: CLK 09R – Special Authority Clerk
Position Classification: Clerk R9
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $42,059.60 – $47,440.52 annually
Close Date: 11/11/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Health
Ministry Branch / Division: Pharmaceutical Services Division
Job Summary

This posting is only open to current members of the Clerk 9 / Clerk Stenographer 9 Inventory.  If you are not a member of this inventory, please refer to the Applicant Inventories page for information about applying to be an inventory member.

Special Authority Clerk
Clerk 9     

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future similar permanent and/or temporary vacancies.

Apply your excellent data entry skills in this opportunity

The Special Authority (SA) unit adjudicates patient-specific requests for limited coverage drug benefits as well as exceptional requests for non-benefit drugs.  Limited coverage drug benefits are drugs with pre-established criteria as recommended by the Drug Benefit Council.   This unit receives and processes 1,200 to 1,300 Special Authority requests per day submitted by prescribers on behalf of their patients.  The requests are handled by Special Authority staff comprised of clerks, technicians and pharmacists.  The unit also utilizes advisory committees comprised of contracted practicing physician specialists to advise on more medically complex requests. These requests are adjudicated with the results confirmed back to the physician.  Special Authority adjudication decisions have a direct and significant impact on the costs of the PharmaCare program, with an annual expenditure of approximately $400 million for the Limited Drug Coverage program.

This positions responsibility is to process Special Authority drug requests by verifying information on the Special Authority (SA) medication requests and providing records management support services.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Secondary school graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent (GED).
  • At least 6 months administrative/clerical/reception experience gained in an office environment.
  • Database experience including entering, updating and retrieving data; ensuring data integrity; navigating to conduct searches; and extracting information.
  • Experience in records management, including electronic and/or physical files.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience with PharmaNet database.
  • Experience with LAN Fax application.
  • Experience in a Pharmacy, Medical office, or Special Authority environment.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) –  As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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