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Pharmacy Technician

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 13, 2020.

The Pharmacy Department at the Juravinski Cancer Centre effectively manages drug therapy for positive patient outcomes and is committed to oncology pharmaceutical care. Patient focused health care empowers pharmacist participation in both retail and general oncology settings. Working toward integration with the primary care teams, this allows for maximization of the pharmacists clinical role and provides enhanced pharmacy technician roles in drug distribution.

The Pharmacy Technician/Assistant processes prescriptions for the pharmacist to check before dispensing to the patient, assists the pharmacist by conducting technical functions in the pharmacy (including inventory control; drug purchasing for the retail pharmacy and other related functions), communicates with patients regarding their prescription needs and refers them to the pharmacist when necessary. In this role, the primary function of the pharmacy technician will be to provide support in the retail pharmacy, however the incumbent will be cross-trained to provide back-up support in the clinical pharmacy as may be required to meet patient needs. Cross coverage at other HHS retail pharmacy sites on an as-needed basis.

1. Graduate of an approved Pharmacy Technician Program
2. Minimum of two years prior retail pharmacy experience (within the last 5 years)
3. Demonstrated proficiency in the Kroll Computer System
4. Demonstrated ability to interact with patients and members of the general public on issues of professional practice
5. Demonstrated effective communication skills (verbal and written)
6. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
7. Experience in Chemotherapy preparation an asset
8. Hospital pharmacy experience preferred
9. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail systems are an asset

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 HR Services at 905-521-2100, 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