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Pharmacy Technician

Requisition ID: 10003 

Position Number: 20030862

Posting End Date: July 19, 2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre


Department / Unit: Pharmacy HSC Pharmacy Assistants Group 3 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date: 09/01/2018 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days; Evenings; Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $23.994, $24.351, $24.926, $25.485, $26.005, $26.536


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Position Overview

Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager and under the general supervision of a Pharmacist or other Pharmacy Technician, the incumbent is responsible for performing the following tasks:


  • Procures stores, prepares, compounds, packages, maintains, issues, and distributes drugs, chemicals, and supplies in accordance with policy, directives and procedures of the Regional Pharmacy Program. Completes related clerical duties (document, record, price, and filing).
  • Reviews the information in a prescription for compliance with federal and provincial law.
  • Upon approval by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba and as approved by a pharmacist manager, before a drug is dispensed, performs a final check when the process of preparing the drug for dispensing was performed by another technician, pharmacy assistant, student or intern.
  • Dispenses a drug if a pharmacist has approved filling the prescription.
  • Identifies drug related problems that require referral to a pharmacist.
  • Provides instructions to a patient about the operation of defined medical devices.
  • In an outpatient pharmacy, asks a practitioner and receives his or her instructions for refilling an active prescription without change to the prescription.
  • Performs necessary tasks at an external dispensing site.
  • Precepts and trains Pharmacy Technicians-in–training, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technician students, Pharmacy Assistants, and pharmacy interns who are performing the above tasks.
  • Maintains current competencies that underlie the main duties of a Pharmacy Technician.
  • Provides annually to their supervisor, a record of continuing education requirements to maintain their eligibility to be a Pharmacy Technician under the legislation of the Pharmaceutical Act and Regulations.   


Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • a CCAPP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Certificate OR
  •  the program prescribed by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba for candidates who successfully complete a non-CCAPP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Certificate.


Recognized or eligible to be recognized as a Pharmacy Technician by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) is required.


Pharmacy Technician Certificate.


  • Completion or eligible to complete the CPhM Pharmacy Technician Structured Practical Training Program and CPhM Pharmacy Technician Jurisprudence Examination.
  • Ability to pass and maintain Regional Pharmacy Program Pharmacy Technician competency assessments. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of medical terminology essential.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills essential
  • Fluency in the English language.
  • Demonstrated competency in pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility and independence in planning work to meet demanding schedules.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with other individuals.
  • Supports the Philosophy/Mission/Goals and Objectives of the Regional Pharmacy Program and the sites it services.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all hospital/patient/resident related matters is maintained.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health to meet the position demands.  Standing, lifting, and repetitive motion.
  • Extensive use of eyesight and concentration for precision work. Extensive use of computers.
  • Exposure to medications, chemicals, and solvents. May be required to travel to other sites.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

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