Pharmacy Assistant IA

City White Rock
Job ID 2022-24512
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Posting Date
5 days ago(8/3/2022 2:06 PM)
Closing Date
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Salary at Time of Posting
$25.78-$25.78 per hour

Please Note

As per Article 16.11, Regular Float/Vacation Relief Position. Rotation will vary according to line being covered. Where appropriate, a float pool employee may be required to perform work at more than one work site of the Employer.

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 an exciting Full Time opportunity for a Pharmacy Assistant IA to join our team at Peace Arch Hospital located in White Rock, BC. Please note that some work may be required at Delta Hospital.


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

Under the general supervision of the Coordinator, Pharmacy Services or designate, assists with drug dispensing by measuring, compounding, packaging and distributing medications. Verifies prescription refills and/or unit-dose cassettes filled by other Pharmacy Assistants for accuracy in accordance with established procedures. Maintains stock levels and performs clerical duties as assigned.


  1. Receives, sorts and enters patient, resident or client medication orders into the pharmacy computer system and counts or measures and fills medication containers or unit-dose cassettes. Distributes checked or verified medications to patient-care units as required or directed.

  2. Prepackages oral, liquid and topical medications into unit-of-use format.  Compounds non-sterile pharmaceutical products.  Maintains prepackaging and compounding records.

  3. Verifies the accuracy of prepackaged, compounded or refilled medications and unit-dose cassettes completed by other Pharmacy Assistants in accordance established policies and procedures. Maintains accurate records of medication verification and the results of quality assurance checks.

  4. Maintains inventory and wardstock levels.  Fills wardstock and narcotic requisitions.  Distributes medications and maintains relevant inventory, wardstock and narcotic records.

  5. Identifies outdated drugs to be returned or destroyed by checking stock for lot expiry dates.

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

  7. Performs related clerical duties such as typing, answering telephone, filing and maintaining medication and prescription records.

  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 12, graduation from a recognized Pharmacy Assistant Program 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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