Pharmacy Assistant

Requisition ID: 128302 

Position Number: 20017652

Posting End Date: September 11, 2020

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Corporate

Work Location: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Pharm Assistants/Technicians Grp 4 - HSC 

Job Stream: Clinical


Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 0.50 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015 

Salary: $21.290, $21.930, $22.588, $23.266, $23.965, $24.685


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

Reporting to the Drug Distribution Manager and under the general direction of a Pharmacist, the incumbent is responsible for the procurement, storage, inventory management, recording, manufacturing, compounding, dispensing, packaging, labeling, pricing, issuing and distribution of pharmaceuticals in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Department.

  • One year experience as a Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician in a hospital setting is preferred.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Complete Grade 12 education, Manitoba standards required. 
  • Graduate of a recognized Pharmacy Technician Program required.
  • Training in intravenous admixture procedures preferred.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate from a recognized Pharmacy Technician Program.   
Qualifications and Skills
  • Knowledge and training of Automated Dispensing Cabinet Distribution processes preferred.
  • Knowledge of information systems technology and software preferred.
  • Knowledge of current pharmacy computer systems and software preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology essential.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including fluency in the English language.
  • Demonstrated competency in pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks
  • High degree of fine motor hand dexterity.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with other individuals.
  • Supports the Philosophy/Mission/Goals and Objectives of the WRHA Pharmacy Program and the sites it services and is discreet.
  • 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. 
  • May be required to travel to other sites.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


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.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range
$28,000.00 - 56,000.00
per Year
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