Pharmacy Assistant

City Fraser Health
Job ID 2022-15821
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Posting Date
1 year ago(5/9/2022 1:31 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$28.70 - $28.70 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Are you motivated to join a dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role? Are you interested in a career where you can make an impact on the well-being of others?


Get to know Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

We are a collaboration of four premier health employers Fraser Health, Provincial Health Services, Providence and Vancouver Coastal Health and provide an integrated approach to pharmaceutical care and service excellence patients, residents and clients committed to investing in your professional development in building an environment where you can advance your career.


Position Highlights

We currently have exciting casual opportunities for Pharmacy Assistants across the Greater Vancouver area, Squamish/Whistler and the Sunshine Coast-Sechelt/Powell River areas.


Working as an integral part of our Pharmacy Team, in this position you will:

  • Assist with dispensing prescription orders
  • Count or measure and fill medication containers or unit dose packages; compound medications such as lotions, ointments and creams for inspection
  • Utilize your experience and Pharmacy Assistant education to further your career with us

We value self-directed individuals who are experts in their field and find satisfaction working innovatively and collaboratively to help improve the lives of those in their community.


You will take a conscientious, hands-on approach to deliver high quality and precise work. A methodical approach is essential, to complete routine day to day tasks, and manage changing priorities, and timelines. You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions. You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change you know how to adapt and contribute to the change process.


As the successful applicant you have:

  • Graduated from a recognized Pharmacy Assistant course
  • One (1) year recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Our pharmacy team always aspires to improve and achieve the best possible care for our patients and improve their quality of life.


Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


If this sounds like the perfect role for you, here’s why we believe you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

We aim to build an environment where you love the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. From the financial advisor handling our health care resources, to the IT professional enabling life-saving data, to the nurse and physician on the front line of patient care, everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Together, we build outstanding workplaces.


Apply now to join our excellent team.

One team, best pharmacy care, better lives


Detailed Overview

Assists the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians by measuring, packaging, compounding and distributing various drugs and medication; maintains related records, stock levels and performs various clerical duties, as assigned.


  1. Counts or measures and fills medication containers or unit dose packages; compounds medications such as lotions, ointments and creams for inspection; distributes checked and/or verified medications to patient care units, as required or directed.

  2. Pre-packages oral, liquid, topical and mini-bag with integrated vial assembly medications into unit-of-use format and maintains related records.

  3. Delivers ward supplies and other stock requirements; maintains inventory and wardstock levels; fills wardstock and narcotic requisitions; distributes medications and maintains relevant inventory, wardstock and inventory records.

  4. Identifies beyond use dated drugs to be returned and/or destroyed by checking stock for expiry dates.

  5. Maintains department work areas by ensuring tidiness and order; stocks pharmaceuticals, labels, containers and glassware in accordance with established procedures and standards.

  6. Performs clerical duties such as typing, answering the phone, filing and maintaining records of drug and medication use and costs.

  7. Performs other related duties, as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 12, graduation from a recognized Pharmacy Assistant course, plus one (1) 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 deal with others effectively

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

  • Ability to type

  • Ability to organize work

  • Ability to operate related equipment


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