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Pharmacy Assistant

AD# 100006

Posting End Date: May 23, 2022

City: Selkirk

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Selkirk Mental Health Centre

Department / Unit: Mental Health 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: ASAP - Indefinite

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Salary: $18.14-$21.09 per hour


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Shared Health is looking for a Pharmacy Assistant to join our team. SMHC is a 252-bed facility located in the City of Selkirk that provides specialized inpatient mental health and acquired brain injury treatment and rehabilitation services to residents of Manitoba whose challenging needs cannot be met elsewhere in the provincial health care system. Program areas include: Acute Psychiatric Care, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics and Acquired Brain Injury. For more information see 


  • Experience working as a Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician.
  • Experience working as a Pharmacy Assistant or Technician in a hospital or long term care setting is an asset.
  • Experience with medication packaging machines (e.g. PACMED) and/or automated dispensing cabinets (e.g. AcuDose, Pyxis) is an asset.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Completion of a Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician Program.  A relevant combination of education and experience may be considered.  


  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate from a recognized Pharmacy Technician Program.   

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong competency in medical terminology and pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Strong time management skills to maintain accuracy in a fast paced environment with multiple competing priorities. Ability to work productively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions using sound judgment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Effective verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients and staff.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good written communication skills to maintain accurate patient records.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health to meet the position demands.  Standing, lifting and repetitive motion. 


To apply to this vacancy, please email your cover letter and resume to  Please DO NOT use the apply now link to submit an application as only emailed resumes will be considered for this vacancy at this time. 


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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