Pharmacy Technician

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Job Number:
J0622-1655
Requisition #:
RXDPD2202
Job Category:
Pharmacy
Department:
Pharmacy
Job Type:
Temporary Casual
Open Positions:
7

Overview

The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for carrying out functions of a technical and clerical nature complemented by their therapeutic knowledge in Hospital Pharmacy Practice.  These functions include, but not limited to:  drug distribution, inventory control, intravenous admixture preparation, nonsterile compounding and other components of pharmacy technician practice.  The practice standards are outlined by National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) and that of the College (Ontario College of Pharmacists) by-laws, standards, and regulations, including the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.  The Pharmacy technician will use their knowledge to collaborate with the pharmacists and other health care professionals to provide and support patient care.  They will demonstrate commitment to the quality and safety of the health care system, maintain competence in drug distribution systems, and demonstrate professional & ethical conduct.  The Pharmacy Technician will adhere to all relevant legislated and regulatory requirements. The Pharmacy Technician may have to work at different sites, as assigned.

Education 

-  Completion of a Community College Pharmacy Technician diploma program or equivalent
-  Current and actively maintained licensure as a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), or able to obtain RPhT within 4 months of hire 
-  Proof of continuing education participation, or demonstrate professional development

Qualifications 

-  2 or more years of Hospital Pharmacy or relevant experience an asset
-  Sterile or Non-sterile compounding experience and unit dose dispensing an asset
-  Familiarity with using computers and common software applications (i.e. email, MS Office etc.) 
-  Work experience in electronic health record environments an asset (i.e. Cerner)

Other qualifications:
-  Ability to maintain professionalism and composure under stress
-  Ability to lift light to moderate loads 
-  Must be bondable
-  Superior interpersonal, communication and organizational skills that can be applied to 
 interacting with patients, providers, and other members of the healthcare team
-  Excellent work and attendance record required
-  Membership with a professional pharmacy association is an asset.
-  All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
-  All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
-  All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code