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Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy Technical Operations

Competition #:796272

Job Title:Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy Technical Operations

Department:Pharmacy Technical Operations

Job Category:Pharmacy

New Work Type:Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available:2

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:10/01/17

Closing date:24/01/17

Salary Range:$26.37 - $31.04 per hour

Length of Temporary Assignment:n/a

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):1.0

The Pharmacy Department of St. Michael’s Hospital provides 24/7 hours of service. This includes filling unit dose carts and first doses during the night shift, supported by a fully integrated robotic system which dispenses 90% of required doses. Pharmacy Technicians support the drug distribution system and the provision of pharmacy services by performing the following functions:

  • Fill, check, deliver and exchange unit dose cassettes, during night shift utilizing both manual picked and robotic prepared unit dose medications
  • Repackage, replenish, charge medications in the pharmacy and on the patient care units, utilizing specialized equipment (e.g. robot technology, computer, packaging equipment)
  • Using precise aseptic technique and specialized equipment, prepare sterile medication doses, including antibiotics, chemotherapy, TPN, and compounded products to support overnight and daytime pharmacy operations
  • Perform all required documentation, quality control, training, and problem-solving within scope of responsibility within and outside the department
  • Support 24 hour pharmacy operations through processing of interim doses, floor stock requests, and narcotic requests
  • Liaise and communicate with pharmacy staff for issues related to drug distribution within scope of responsibilities
  • Observe and promote health and safety standards throughout the department and hospital including proper storage and disposal of drugs, adhering to standard procedures to maintain a safe, secure work environment


  • Registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacist as a ‘Registered Pharmacy Technician’
  • Minimum 6 months experience as a pharmacy technician in a hospital environment, preferably with unit dose and IV additive experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization and problem solving skills; a strong customer focus; and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision; while also able to function in a team environment
  • Excellent record of attendance and punctuality
  • Able and willing to work 12 hour extended shifts, including night shifts on a permanent or rotating basis (ie. half of all shifts)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of St. Michael's Hospital.