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Pharmacy Assistant I

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 7, 2019
Type Part Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $23.96 - Per Hour
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Pharmacy Assistant I

Competition #: 01292009
Employee Type: PERMANENT PART TIME (0.63 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: HEU
Hourly Wage: $23.96


Position Summary
The Kelowna General Hospital is currently seeking a Pharmacy Assistant for a part-time opportunity.

Join our team as we build clinical pharmacy practice across Interior Health through innovation, progression, and dedication! At Interior Health we support ongoing professional development and the opportunity to make a significant, personal contribution to the lives of others.

As the Pharmacy Assistant you will work under the close supervision of a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician to assist with various aspects of the Pharmacy Department Operations. This includes packaging and distribution of unit dose medications, as well as specified inventory control and statistical reporting activities and other related clerical functions.

• Answers telephones, responding to routine inquiries, re-directing calls and/or taking messages in accordance with the established procedures. Performs other related clerical functions.
• Attends to the dispensary counter, providing general information and direction, issuing completed medication orders (excluding outpatient orders such as Chemotherapy, Home IV, etc.) in accordance with established procedures.
• Picks interim dose medications for inspection by the Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician.
• Assembles medications for Centralized Intravenous Admixture (CIVA) preparation by performing duties such as gathering medications and supplies in accordance with established procedures.
• Porters interim doses and unit dose cart exchanges to the Nursing Units, returning any unused medications to Pharmacy.
• Fills requisitions for and delivers wardstock medications to Nursing Units in accordance with established procedures; maintains records of all transactions.
• Pre-packages unit dose medications by operating the Automatic Tablet Counting/Packaging Machine. Cleans and maintains the Automatic Tablet Counting machine by refilling tablet canisters, replacing printer ribbons and replenishing paper supplies as required.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Days of work will be rotating with shifts consisting of Days (06:00 to 14:00, 08:00 to 16:00, 12:00 to 20:00) and Evenings (15:00 to 23:00).

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Come and join us! Every Person Matters!

Education, Training and Experience:
• Completion of Grade 12
• Graduation from a recognized Pharmacy Assistant Course, plus one year recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to type.
• Ability to organize work.

Please submit a copy of your cover letter as well as your resume (or CV) with your application.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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