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Pharmacy Assistant - BC Centre for Disease Control

Pharmacy Assistant

BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, BC


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



The Pharmacy Assistant assists with the preparation and distribution of medications, and performs related administrative support duties.

What you’ll do

  • Assist Pharmacists in the preparation of medications in accordance with established procedures and pharmaceutical practice by performing duties such as counting and measuring drugs, packing and labeling medication, repacking/pre-packing into unit standards, and compounding lotions, ointments, and creams under the direction of a Pharmacist.
  • Produce labels, inputting data into computer programs, maintaining patient medication profiles, receiving and relaying phone & fax messages, packaging items for shipping/dispensing.
  • Monitor supplies and equipment, takes inventories, consults with users, identify requirements, prepares order requisitions for signature, and maintains related stock control records. Liaise with supervisor or delegated Pharmacist regarding problems with inventory and related systems.
  • Receive and check orders, verify accuracy of invoices, stock shelves, check stored medication for proper storage and dating, and distribute supplies. Refer discrepancies to supervisor.


What you bring


  • Secondary school completion with emphasis on chemistry and mathematics.
  • Completion of recognized pharmacy assistant program at a certificate level.
  • One year experience or equivalent as a Pharmacy Assistant.

You are able to:

  • Type 50 words per minute.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and professionally with co-workers and the public.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacy routines and applications to the work environment for acceptable practices. Knowledge of pharmaceutical names and special storage requirements.



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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.



Job Type: Casual
Wage: $22.35 to $24.55 per hour
Location: 655 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 08:30-16:30

Requisition # 119104



What we do


The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.


BCCDC is part of the the Provincial Health Services Authority


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.


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PHSA and BCCDC 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.