Pharmacy Technician Supervisor II

City Vancouver
Job ID 2022-16880
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Posting Date
3 months ago(5/19/2022 1:00 PM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0500-1300, 0530-1330, 0600-1400, 0630-1430, 0700-1500, 0730-1530, 0800-1600, 0900-1700, 1000-1800, 1100-1900, 1200-2000, 1400-2200, 1500-2300, 1600-0000
Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$32.30-$32.30 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Are you looking for an exciting new career opportunity where you can apply your exceptional supervisory abilities and pharmacy technician skill set?


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 an exciting Full Time opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician Supervisor II at Vancouver General Hospital located in Vancouver, BC.


Effective October 26th 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.

As a Pharmacy Technician Supervisor II, you will:

  • Supervise Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants, and other designated staff.
  • Handle work schedules and rotations for staff.
  • Lead, implement, and maintain practice standards, policies and procedures.
  • Perform Pharmacy Technician duties as required.

Are you passionate about joining us? To be a part of our team, we will be looking for:

  • Completion of Pharmacy Technician Program.
  • Current practicing registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.
  • Three years of recent related experience, including one year of supervisory experience.

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

If this sounds like the ideal opportunity 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 extraordinary workplaces.


Apply now to join our dedicated team!

One team, best pharmacy care, better lives.

Detailed Overview

In accordance with established vision and values of the Fraser Health, the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor operates in accordance with the scope of practice and standards of practice for Pharmacy Technicians as outlined by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards and unit specific protocols. Supervises Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants and other designated staff. Performs Pharmacy Technician duties as required.


  1. Supervises Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants and other designated staff by performing duties such as scheduling and coordinating work assignments, evaluating employee performance and determining related training and orientation requirements.

  2. Participates in the recruitment process by performing duties such as screening and interviewing applicants and making recommendations to the Coordinator, Distribution Pharmacy Services or designate.

  3. In collaboration with the Coordinator, Distribution  Pharmacy Services or designate, oversees, implements and maintains practice standards, policies and procedures in assigned area; ensures safety practices are adhered to.

  4. Oversees and monitors the quality assurance program within the assigned area.

  5. Makes recommendations regarding capital equipment to support safe and effective drug distribution.

  6. Arranges student placements and training schedules; participates in student education and/or evaluations as assigned.

  7. Processes medication orders for distribution to a patient, client, or resident that have been clinically reviewed and approved by a pharmacist. 

  8. Receives prescriptions (verbal and non verbal) from practitioners and ensures that prescriptions are complete and authentic by performing duties such as verifying allergy status and/or demographics.

  9. Prepares and processes prescriptions by performing duties such as entering orders, counting, measuring, packaging or re-packaging medications and compounding various sterile pharmaceutical products according to established procedures. Pre-packages oral, liquid and topical medications into unit-of-use format.

  10. Ensures the accuracy and completeness of dispensed prescriptions prepared by self or others by verifying order entries, and/or performing the final check of dispensed prescriptions.

  11. Processes prescriptions for temporary inpatient leave of absence by methods such as reviewing, translating and converting existing inpatient medication orders previously reviewed and approved by a pharmacist.

  12. Enters and ensures the accuracy and completeness of drug and personal health information in the pharmacy information system.

  13. Transfers prescriptions to and receives prescriptions from other pharmacies.

  14. Maintains accurate records such as medication verification and the results of quality assurance checks.

  15. Participates in site and lower mainland committees and working groups as assigned.

  16. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 12 and graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program, three years' recent, related experience including one year's experience in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to supervise.

  • 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 keyboard.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.


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