Pharmacy Technician

April 8 2021
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician
Toronto, ON

JOB POSTING #874597

Position: Pharmacy Technician
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Pharmacy
Reports to: Site Operations Manager
Salary: $28.44 - $32.79 per hour (Start Rate: $28.44 in accordance with collective agreement)
Hours: 37.5 hrs/week; days, evenings, weekends
Status: Temporary, Full Time (8 months)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Pharmacy Technician in our Pharmacy Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

POSITION:
As an integral member of the Pharmacy Services Inpatient Operations Team, the PHARMACY TECHNICIAN is responsible for: independently performing all technical aspects of prescription preparation including compounding and dispensing responsibilities, as per master worksheets; replenishing stock medication supplies for assigned areas; ensuring patient information is updated and maintained in the pharmacy computer system; completing all required reports and documentation; attending, participating and assisting in staff and patient training/educational functions; performing workload measurement support functions; and performing cross-functional and/other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:


Education:
• Completion of a two year community college Pharmacy Technician Program or recognized equivalent required.

Experience:
• Two years practical and related experience preferred.
• Certification (C.Ph.T.) by the Ontario College of Pharmacists preferred.
• Previous hospital experience with unit dose system and intravenous admixture service, preferred.
• Ability to work under minimal supervision and to manage competing priorities/deadlines.
• Ability to learn and troubleshoot changing technologies/machinery (e.g., Pyxis, unit dose machine).
• Ability to work variable shifts.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships:
• Membership with the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) preferred.

Additional Skills/Abilities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills required.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: April 08, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Posting #874597

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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