Pharmacy Assistant IA - Bella Coola General Hospital

City Bella Bella / Bella Coola
Job ID 2022-17536
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Posting Date
7 months ago(10/20/2022 5:11 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Ranges from 8:30am - 5:30pm
Days Off
Saturday, Sunday
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.


We currently have an exciting Casual opportunity for a Pharmacy Assistant IA to join our team at Bella Coola General Hospital located in Bella Coola, 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.


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 by measuring, packaging, compounding and distributing various drugs and medications; maintains related records, stock levels and performs various clerical duties, as assigned.


  1. Assists with drug dispensing by entering orders, counting/measuring and filling medication containers or unit dose packages; compounds medications such as lotions, ointments and creams for inspection and distribution; distributes drugs authorized by the pharmacist and maintains inventory records.
  2. Pre-packages oral, liquid, topical and mini-bag with integrated vial assembly medications into unit-of-use format and maintains related records.
  3. Checks and 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 related 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

LEADS Capabilities

Leads Self
Self Awareness: Is aware of own assumptions, values, principles, strengths and limitations.
Manages Self: Takes responsibility for own performance and health.
Develops Self: Actively seeks opportunities and challenges for personal learning, character building and growth.
Demonstrates Character: Models qualities such as honesty, integrity, resilience and confidence.

Engages Others
Fosters the Development of Others: Supports and challenges others to achieve professional and personal goals.
Contributes to the Creation of a Healthy Organization: Creates an engaging environment where others have meaningful opportunities and the resources to fulfill their expected responsibilities.
Communicates Effectively: Listens well. Encourages open exchange of information and ideas using appropriate communication media.
Builds Effective Teams: Facilitates an environment of collaboration and cooperation to achieve results.

Achieves Results
Sets Direction: Inspires vision. Identifies, establishes and communicates clear and meaningful expectations and outcomes.
Strategically Aligns Decisions with Vision, Values and Evidence: Integrates organizational mission, values and reliable, valid evidence to make decisions.
Takes Action to Implement Decisions: Acts in a manner consistent with the organizational values to yield effective, efficient public-centered service. Demonstrates business acumen by efficiently and effectively identifying and managing human, capital, financial and information resources.
Assesses and Evaluates Results: Measures and evaluates outcomes. Holds self and others accountable for results achieved against benchmarks. Corrects course as appropriate.

Develops Coalitions
Builds Partnerships and Networks to Create Results: Creates connections, trust and shared meaning with individuals and groups.
Demonstrates a Commitment to Customers and Service: Facilitates collaboration, cooperation and coalitions among diverse groups and perspectives to improve service.
Mobilizes Knowledge: Employs methods to gather intelligence. Encourages open exchange of information. Uses quality evidence to influence action across the system.
Navigates Socio-Political Environment: Is politically astute. Negotiates through conflict. Mobilizes support.

Systems Transformation
Demonstrates Systems/Critical Thinking: Thinks analytically and conceptually; questions and challenges the status quo to identify issues, solve problems and design and implement effective processes across systems and stakeholders.
Encourages and Supports Innovation: Creates a climate of continuous improvement and creativity aimed at systematic change.
Strategically Oriented to the Future: Scans the environment for ideas, best practices and emerging trends that will shape the system.
Champions and Orchestrates Change: Actively contributes to change processes that improve health service delivery.

Professional/Technical Capabilities:

  • 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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