Pharmacy Technician

Campbell River, British Columbia
Posted On Jun 4 2020
  • Close Date
  • Location Campbell River & District General Hospital - Campbell River, BC V9W 3V1 CA (Primary)
  • Multi-Site No
  • Travel Requirement No travel required
  • Program/Cost Centre Island Health -> Pharmacy -> 93.71.440000000 CRG Pharmacy
  • Shift Start Time/End Time 0630-1430, 0700-1500,0730-1530,0800-1600,0830-1630,0900-1700
  • Days Off Rotating
  • Vacancy Type: Temporary Full time. 
  • Salary Range (Hourly Rate) $29.27 - $29.27
  • FTE 1.0
  • Bi-weekly Hours 75
  • Planned Start Date Apr. 27 2020
  • Approximate End Date (For Temporary Assignments ONLY) Dec. 4 2021
  • Pending Return of Incumbent Yes
  • CRC required? (employee will be working with or have access to children or vulnerable adults and requires a Criminal Record Check) Required for Professional Registration

Job Description

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.


The Pharmacy Technician operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and scope/standards of practice for Pharmacy Technicians as outlined by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards and unit specific protocols.


Processes medication orders that are clinically reviewed for therapeutic appropriateness and approved by a Pharmacist. Receives verbal and non-verbal prescriptions from practitioners and ensures that prescriptions are complete and authentic. Prepares, processes and compounds prescriptions. Ensures 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. Processes prescriptions for temporary inpatient leaves of absence. Transfers prescriptions to and receives prescriptions from other pharmacies. Enters and ensures the accuracy and completeness of drug and personal health information in the Pharmacy information system. Maintains stock levels and performs clerical duties as assigned




Grade 12 and graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.



  • 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 keyboard.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Link to Full Job Description


Additional information for applicants This position supports the Pharmacy BPMH program as well as rotating through the Pharmacy areas. STATS are worked when scheduled in BPMH. Come and join our dynamic Team of RPhTs and Assistants at our new Hospital site in Campbell River. Campbell River itself is an outdoor enthusiasts dream offering many different ways to enjoy our spectacular scenery. Come for a visit and check out our Team and the spectacular ocean view. We are happy to accommodate. Please feel free to contact the RPhT Supervisor for any/all inquiries


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