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Pharmacy Technician - BC Cancer Vancouver

Pharmacy Technician 

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

 

As of April 1, 2024, this position may qualify for a one-time recruitment incentive up to $15,000 (subject to funding availability). To learn more about this incentive and if you qualify, please ask your Talent Acquisition Advisor, Kristina Lee, kristina.lee@phsa.ca

 

 

You are a pharmacy technician who is passionate about reducing the burden of cancer in B.C. You have experience with receiving, preparing and processing approved medication orders while providing compassionate health care. You thrive professionally with the knowledge that your meticulous checking and double-checking supports the health, comfort, and care of those living with cancer. Join BC Cancer – Vancouver and join a dedicated team of professionals who share your values of care through kindness, excellence through innovation, and person-centred care.

 


What you’ll do

 

Pharmacy Technicians work within the pharmacy area of the cancer centre, and contribute to the overall treatment and care of patients within BC Cancer. This role works independently as well as in collaboration with pharmacy team members and other health care professionals. Usual duties include:

  • Process clinically reviewed and approved medication orders for distribution to a patient.
  • Receive prescriptions (verbal and non-verbal) from practitioners and ensure that prescriptions are complete and authentic by performing duties such as verifying allergy status and/or demographics.
  • Prepare and process prescriptions by performing duties such as entering orders, counting, measuring, packaging or re-packaging medications and compounding various sterile pharmaceutical products, including hazardous drugs, according to established procedures. Pre-package oral, liquid and topical medications into unit-of-use format.
  • Ensure 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.

 

 

What you bring

 

Qualifications:

  • Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

You have:

  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; interacts in a positive manner with others, including staff/physicians across the agency
  • Approaches daily work in an organized and efficient manner; sets appropriate priorities
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position and operate related equipment
  • Strong keyboard skills
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.)

 

What We Bring

 

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

 

Job Type: Multiple Opportunities Available (Part-Time, Full-Time, and Casual)
Wage: $34.18 per hour. 

Location: 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4E6
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021. 

 

 

What we do

 

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia. BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

 

PHSA plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services.

 

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

 

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

 

Labor Agreement
Requisition #PHARMTECHVAN-2394139
Work Site
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Salary/Rate$34.18 / Hour
FTE
Hours of Work
Work Days
Expiry Date03-Aug-2024

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