Pharmacy Technician

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date April 13, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $42,655.22 - $48,230.51 - Annual
Location Coquitlam, BC
Category Technician
Client BC Public Service
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Pharmacy Technician – (49899)

Posting Title: Pharmacy Technician

Position Classification: Laboratory Assistant R11

Union: GEU

Location: Coquitlam, BC V8K 4H1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range: $42,655.22 – $48,230.51 annually $23.36 – $26.41 hourly

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Citizens’ Services

Ministry Branch / Division: Supply Services

Job Summary

Pharmacy Technician
Laboratory Assistant 11R

2 positions available:

  • 1 Regular Full Time position
  • 1 Full Time Auxiliary/Temporary position – This is a temporary opportunity until March 2019.

Note: These positions 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 eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary/permanent vacancies.

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.

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.

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


Job Qualifications:

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 pharmacy environment.
  • 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.
  • 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).


Job Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a pharmacy environment.
  • Knowledge of Kroll Pharmacy application or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Health Canada Regulations related to the Food and Drug Act, Goods Manufacturing Practices and Schedule ‘F’ drugs.
  • Ability to work in a private and confidential manner with sensitive information.
  • Possess demonstrated team skills, as well as an ability to work independently to meet deadlines and time constraints.

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required:  NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume required: YES – Prior to submitting your application for this opportunity, update your resume profile by using the copy and paste function to add your resume. Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month(s) and year(s) for your education and for each job in your employment history.

Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. You need to allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply.  Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are available on the Apply for a Position page on MyHR.

NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.

Close Date 4/25/2018

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