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LB AST 11R – Pharmacy Assistant

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 22, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $42,655.22 - $48,230.51 - Annual
Location Coquitlam, BC
Category Analyst
Client BC Public Service
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LB AST 11R – Pharmacy Assistant – (54394)

Posting Title: LB AST 11R – Pharmacy Assistant
Position Classification: Laboratory Assistant R11
Union: GEU
Location: Coquitlam, BC V8K 4H1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $42,655.22 – $48,230.51 annually
Close Date: 10/2/2018
Job Type: Temporary Assignment (TA)
Temporary End Date: 3/31/2019
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Product Services
Ministry Branch / Division: Supply Services
Job Summary

Pharmacy Technician
Laboratory Assistant R11

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
The immediate need is for a temporary opportunity until March 31, 2019.

Developmental Opportunity- Applicants will be appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their qualifications.
Note: This position may be under-implemented to a Laboratory Assistant 9 level if there are no successful applicants who meet the full requirements of the Laboratory Assistant 11 level.

An excellent opportunity to gain experience in the pharmacy industry

The Pharmacy Services Unit of the Product Distribution Centre, a full-service inventory management and distribution facility, processes and supplies all medications to correctional centres throughout the province. The Regulated Pharmacy Technicians dispense and distribute prescription drugs, narcotics and controlled drugs, O.T.C. drugs and sundries and have independent authority, responsibility and liability to sign off on dispensed prescriptions.

As Pharmacy Technician, you reliably dispense and distribute pharmaceuticals to fill medication orders and prescriptions. Detail oriented, you verify orders to ensure accuracy, maintain paperwork and report discrepancies to your supervisor. As a graduate of a pharmacy technical program, you utilize your experience and knowledge to complete tasks while ensuring a high degree of confidentially is preserved. In a fast paced environment, you work efficiently as a part of a team to compete a high volume of orders. An effective communicator, you respond to telephone enquiries and requests from other departments. In this role, you are required to count, label and separate medication into containers, monitor medications, ensure work areas are sterilized and retrieve stocks from storage. If you are a detail oriented individual with prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry, we look forward to your application.

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 complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.

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

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

  • Current Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia; operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and scope and standards of practice as outlined by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia and relevant legislation, and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards and unit specific protocols.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a British Columbian pharmacy environment.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Experience dispensing methadone and Suboxone
  • Experience with automated methadone dispensing machinery (e.g. Methameasure)
  • Experience in dealing with LTC/Group homes
  • Experience working with an electronic pharmacy operating software (such as Kroll).

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

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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