More than just a job.
Supply Chain’s success relies on teamwork that is not unlike that in clinical areas. Each member from different business streams in Supply Chain works closely together to deliver the right products and services at the right price, to the right place, at the right time. Every link in the chain focuses on customer needs: from sourcing teams who procure supplies required for specialized care; to warehouse and logistics professionals who receive, store, and deliver supply products across the province; to in-hospital replenishment teams integrated into the clinical landscape within all B.C. hospitals; to licensed clinicians who bring their deep clinical knowledge to standardization initiatives. Our Supply Chain stands as a successful example of what collaboration and provincial focus looks like in practice.
- Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time,
- Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior,
- Travel: Minimal
What does it take to be a successful Supply Chain Professional at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
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About Supply Chain Management at PHSA
PHSA Supply Chain is the sole contracting agent and manages all contracts for BC health authority goods, supplies, equipment and services with the exception of clinical and construction contracts. Supply chain management processes over 925,000 orders with a value of over $2 billion annually in the form of 250 million products. They support 71 hospitals and care sites province-wide. Supply chain employs over 1,300 employees to support all six BC health authorities, with regional branch offices in each health authority and a local presence to support each health authority’s needs. The service covers all elements of supply chain management including contracting and materials management. Supply Chain Management is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, Serve with purpose
"Almost every piece of equipment, every medication, every supply for the Lower Mainland hospitals comes through this warehouse. In our work, we often talk about ‘Mabel on the table.’ She’s the imaginary patient who’s counting on us to make sure that the clinicians providing her care have everything they need, on time, to do their jobs."Dean Wilkes Warehouse and Logistics Lead, Langley Fulfullment Centre
"A team aproach in any endeavor is key to success in Supply Chain. Along with my clinical expertise and experience, I count on other members of the Supply Chain team who are also experienced, knowledgeable and highly specialized in business, logistics and analytics. I believe working collaboratively with all members yields success."Arturo Macapagal RN, CPN, Supply Chain Clinical Coordinator, Standardization
"The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I make a difference. My work helps contribute to the larger team here at PHSA. My behind the scene work as a Purchasing Clerk helps to provide necessary supplies to patients and medical personnel to enable better care and recovery. I know I don’t deal with patients directly, but I feel so much pride when I think about my part within patient care. My heart is filled with joy knowing that I can help in such a small but meaningful way."Gloria Santos-Ganadin Purchasing Clerk
With approximately 1,000 employees located across the province, Supply Chain manages over $2 billion in total annual spending on behalf of all six BC health authorities. Supply Chain covers all elements of supply chain management including contracting and materials management (purchasing, warehousing and distribution).
Swift Supply Chain Action Kept COVID-19 Tests Running
As our COVID-19 response evolves, we've been gathering stories of the different teams and people from across our organization working to protect each other and the communities we serve.
"Especially in this time when we're all really carefully watching our supplies' I'm extremely proud that our team gave what we could to contribute to this province-wide effort," said Catriona Gano, director of laboratory medicine at Island Health.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
Extended health and dental benefits
Health and wellness programs
Discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs
Enrollment in defined benefit Municipal Pension Plan
Paid Time Off
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement
Close to Public Transportation
Spend your commute time reading, Texting or organizing
Be part of an integrated health care supply chain provincial network
Pharmacy Purchasing Assistant - BC Cancer Vancouver
Pharmacy Purchasing Assistant
BC Cancer, Vancouver, BC, $27.01 per hour
What you’ll do
Regularly review the inventory of pharmaceuticals and supplies using historical data and established minimum/maximum reorder levels. Identify the quantities needed to maintain adequate inventory levels. Key orders into computer, generate purchase orders and prepare stock requisitions.
Communicate orders to suppliers and distributors by mail, phone or facsimile.
Investigate back orders, receipt of goods and invoice discrepancies by calling the vendors, Finance or other departments to determine source of delay/discrepancy and takes appropriate follow-up action.
Process drug and/or equipment recalls for the Pharmacy Department, by identifying affected lot numbers, removing those drugs and/or equipment from use, ensuring appropriate alternatives are available and completing necessary paperwork.
Process drug sale requests from other hospitals and retail pharmacies. Produce and reconcile computerized reports based on outside sales data, for use by the Finance Department and the Pharmacy Professional Practice Leader.
Arrange purchase and pick-up of pharmaceuticals/supplies from external sources, by courier and in person, when necessary in order to maintain established minimum quantities.
Maintain records for perpetual inventory control ensuring accuracy and completeness of information, using computerized inventory systems.
What you bring
- Grade 12, graduation from a recognized Pharmacy Assistant course
- Two (2) years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
You have the ability to
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Deal with others effectively
- Physically carry out the duties of the position
- Organize work
- Operate related equipment
What’s in it for you
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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Regular Full time
Wage: $27.01 per hour
600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630, 0900-1700
Requisition Number: 109468
What we do
BC Cancer bccancer.bc.ca provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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