19 positions

Updated on 2023 October 02

View job offers

Permanent position, unionized or unionizable nonunionized

Senior technical Assistant in pharmacy

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2023 September 30

The Inuulitsivik Health Center, with over 950 employees, is part of Quebec's health and social services network, Nunavik region. It provides front-line health and social services to the population of the Hudson Bay territory. The Inuit population is spread over seven (7) communities on the Hudson Bay coast, from Kujjuaraapik to Salluit.
Under the responsibility of the pharmacist, the senior pharmacy technician assistant (ATP) performs the following tasks:

  • Ensures that the prescription given is complete, and completes it if necessary.
  • Ensures that all service requests contain the information necessary for the pharmacist's work (e.g.: proper patient identification, transferable or renewable request, need for paper record, etc.).
  • Searches for patient record in AssystRx or creates it according to standards requested and shared with Voyer/Tellier pharmacy.
  • Punch each prescription
  • Scans each prescription and associates the scanned prescription with the prescription in the patient record
  • Enters data into AssystRx
  • Collects information required by the pharmacist in the event of a transfer request
  • Manages traffic to avoid patients waiting at the pharmacy counter or unnecessarily in the waiting room if they can come back later.
Prescription preparation:
  • Counts, measures and properly packages medications according to their pharmaceutical form
  • Correctly identifies medications in each patient's name
  • Ensures that each prescription entered and/or prepared is checked by a pharmacist before being given to the patient.
  • Magistrale: identifies the appropriate recipe, performs the necessary calculations, prepares and measures the appropriate ingredients, has them checked by a pharmacist, makes the preparation, packages it appropriately and identifies it. The final packaged and labelled product is also checked by a pharmacist.
  • Dispense medications to patients when the pharmacist does not need to intervene.
  • Always check the intentions of the pharmacist on duty
  • Dispense medications directly from the pharmacy, ensuring patient identity.
  • Deliver Annex 3 or non-Annex 3 products

Prescriptions written outside pharmacy opening hours: the ATP is responsible for managing these prescriptions as in the 'Welcoming patients and nurses' section when traffic is lower and ideally within 24 hours of receipt.

Narcotics report: together with the pharmacist, the ATP is responsible for checking the count of narcotics, controlled drugs and benzodiazepines once a week. Verification takes place on Fridays, covering the period from the last report to the previous Thursday. A count is therefore made weekly.

Inventory management: the ATP is responsible for checking the inventory, placing orders and returning products to stock when orders are received. Inventory management also includes filling the CLSC emergency cart. For the tasks described in this paragraph, the senior ATP gradually transfers this workload to our Inuk clerk.

Inuk clerk: The ATP-senior is actively involved in training, orienting and supervising the Inuk clerk.

Other related duties:
  • Ensure that the premises are clean (floors, counters, sinks, garbage garbage cans).
  • Ensure that all materials are in sufficient quantity (stationery, vials, bottles, jars, bottles, labels, receipts).
  • Ensure that our cash register accounting operations are carried out regularly.
  • This includes making regular deposits


Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) in pharmacy technical assistance from a school recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport or equivalent qualification

Experience required

At least 1 year's experience in a similar position

Essential skills and aptitudes

Proficiency in Word and Excel
Communication skills in French and English (bilingual)
Team spirit
Strong sense of collaboration and communication skills
Flexibility and excellent adaptation skills
Strong interest in working in a different cultural context and environment
Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations
Discretion, autonomy, responsibility, curiosity, resourcefulness
Valid driver's license

Conditions and benefits

Conditions and benefits
Positions based in Puvirnituq;
1 permanent full-time and occasional part-time on the recall list;

Hourly rate according to the agreement between $22.54/hour and $26.00/hour depending on experience;
3 to 4 outings depending on status;
Airline tickets paid for by the centre;
Group insurance;
Cargo premium $115.64/week;
Isolation premium $203.66/week without dependent or $358.99/week with dependents;
Furnished accommodation provided;
Moving and storage expenses reimbursed by the health centre

***The professionals of the health and social services sector can ask for a Northern leave (of up to 48 months) from their establishment in order to work in the Nunavik region***

Additional details

Those interested in applying are requested to do so in writing to this email address:​  recrutement.csi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca 

Print Send your application

Jobs and Internships

View our leaflet


View our leaflet

Local Population:

View brochure Finding Work in the Nunavik Health and Social Services Network

Other jobs

See other jobs available outside the field of health and social services.