MTS Level 6 - Dispensary Technician (Lead Hand) - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2016
Date of Posting: 
March 14, 2016
Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 6 - Dispensary Technician (Lead Hand)
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

$50,347 to $55,378 per annum, as per CUPE 1870

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) of the Atlantic Veterinary College is seeking applications from qualified individuals for a permanent full-time lead hand in the dispensary.


This position is a leadership position within the VTH and works directly with the VTH director to accomplish the following tasks:
• The incumbent will assist in the day to day operation of the dispensary including assisting the Director with budget and inventory management, and the distribution of duties among the dispensary staff
• In addition, this person will assist staff with dispensing, distributing and record keeping as well as restocking of prescription, non-prescription and controlled drugs in the Dispensary or related areas
• They will also assist with receiving, issuing and entering drugs and/or information on computer as well as repackaging and compounding of drugs and preparations or fluids
• The position will assist in communication with VTH clients and clinicians and any other related duties as directed by the Hospital Director


• Successful completion of a Veterinary Technician program accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, or completion of a Pharmacy Technician program that recognizes the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities competencies
• Must have 2 years of experience in a veterinary clinic or hospital
• Must have 2 years of experience in a dispensary or pharmacy setting
• Experience in budget, inventory, or personnel administration is an asset
• Must be familiar with controlled drug acts and record keeping practices to maintain accreditation with the PEIVMA
• Experience working in an academic or referral practice environment is an asset
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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