Pharmacy Technician Z880

Pharmacy Technician Z880

02 Feb
Hamilton Health Sciences

02 Feb

Hamilton Health Sciences


Pharmaceutical Services provides integrated five-site inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care across 5 sites: Chedoke, General, McMaster, Juravinski Cancer Centre and Henderson sites. Pharmacy operates a regional drug information centre as well as a wide variety of ambulatory care services provided through our accredited retail pharmacies at the McMaster and Juravinski sites. Committed to patient oriented care, Hamilton Health Sciences Pharmaceutical Services utilizes technical staff to its full capacity, enabling pharmacists to focus on clinical activities. Our complement of technicians has moved beyond a supportive role to take on the bulk of distribution activities including checking.

Our Pharmacy Department provides pharmaceutical care, inpatient computerized unit dose, inpatient computerized unit dose and/or individual patient prescription. The department trains undergraduate/ postgraduate pharmacy students and provides a fully accredited residency program. Our Research Support Department provides support to research initiatives within HHS as well as on an international basis.

The Pharmacy Technician/Assistant will be responsible for dispensing medications to patient care areas; preparing IV admixtures; TPN compounding; using computer technology to perform daily operations; interpreting medication orders; communicating effectively within and externally to the department.

1. Minimum 1 year related hospital pharmacy experience

2. Minimum 1 year experience in an accredited Hospital IV admixture program

3. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and organizational skills

4. Demonstrated ability to use computer order entry

5. Proven ability to follow specific instructions with a high degree of accuracy

6. Demonstrated initiative and judgment appropriate for the role. Self-directed in seeking out pharmacy issues within the healthcare team

7. Demonstrated commitment to professional development

8. Proven ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including moderate lifting and pushing carts

Candidates must have completed the following requirements related to registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists prior to the application to this posting. No candidate will be successful to this position unless the candidate has completed all of the following:

• Completion of a college level Pharmacy Technician Program (accredited college preferred)

• Registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a Pharmacy Technician (RPhT)

Guidelines for submitting an Application ~ UNION staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to have their application (ONA & OPSEU: with accompanying skills profile) available to the Recruitment Staff before 4 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ALL JOB SEEKERS, including UNION staff, who use the Career's Website to apply for job postings will have until 11 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ***INTERNAL JOB SEEKERS - Please ensure that both your ID# and last name are entered exactly as you see it on your most recent pay stub, otherwise you will be treated as an external candidate.***

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact Human Resources Operations at (phone hidden), Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

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