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Pharmacy Technician

BC Cancer

Multiple Locations: Victoria, Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George

You are a detail-oriented and highly focused pharmacy technician professional who appreciates the science of medicine along with the compassion of excellent health care. Vials, beakers, and solutions may be some of your tools of the trade, but you thrive with the knowledge that your meticulous checking and double-checking supports the health, comfort, and care of real people just like yourself. Working with a dedicated team of professionals who share your values of care through kindness, excellence through innovation, and person-centred care is exactly where you want to be in your career.

BC Cancer is now hiring Pharmacy Technicians for positions across British Columbia! Discover your career in pharmacy through your choice of our six regional cancer centres: Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Victoria, Kelowna, and Prince George. Enjoy an active and outdoorsy lifestyle on Canada’s West Coast, with mountains, oceans, lakes, trails, and breathtaking sunsets. Locations offer unique attributes including universities, nightlife, wineries, skiing, year-round golf, and professional sports teams.

*Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.


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.
  • Enter and ensure the accuracy and completeness of drug and personal health information in the pharmacy information system.

What you bring

Qualifications

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

Skills & Knowledge

  • 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 keyboarding skills
  • 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 of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, 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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • 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 positions available
Wage:
$34.18 per hour
Location:
Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Prince George, Abbotsford and Kelowna (10+ positions)
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; Weekend shifts available at some centres.

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

BC Cancer and PHSA 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 Government unanimous passing 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 meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

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