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Territorial Drug Distribution Supervisor

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This employment opportunity is open to Residents of Iqaluit only.
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Closing Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 11:59pm

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Territorial Director, Pharmacy, the Territorial Drug Distribution Supervisor is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating the purchasing, distribution and inventory control/management functions associated with pharmaceuticals and vaccines across the entire Territory of Nunavut. This position supervises the pharmacy technicians and the pharmacy assistant and manages the operation of drug distribution activities of pharmacy services to maximize the accuracy, efficiency, and productivity.

The Territorial Drug Distribution Supervisor manages the drug distribution services and industry control/supply by coordinating the provision of safe, accurate drug distribution by ensuring internal policies and procedures are followed by identifying potential problems and solving them in a timely and thorough manner. This position oversees quality/risk management for drug distribution services by analyzing drug utilization on a routine basis and adjusting ordered quantities when required and supervises the maintenance of the facilities and ensures all equipment related to drug distribution is maintained. The Territorial Drug Distribution Supervisor prepares and submits all financial reports to the Department of Health’s Finance division and performs monthly financial analysis of inventory issues.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program and successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Qualifying Exam and registration with a Provincial or Territorial College of Pharmacy, along with five (5) years of hospital pharmacy experience including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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