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Job Description

Pharmacy Technician - TFT - TRI Multi Site - Toronto, Ontario


Posting #: 909450
Union: Non-Union
Site: TRI University Centre
Department: Pharmacy
Reports to: Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: $27.12 to $33.90 hourly (To commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN compensation policy)
Status: Temporary Full Time, 12 Months
Reposted Date: February 15, 2024
Closing Date: Until Filled

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. 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 ground breaking 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

Position Summary

As an integral member of the Pharmacy Services Inpatient Operations Team, the Pharmacy Technician is responsible for following.


  • 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
  • Performing cross-functional and/other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested


  • Completion of an accredited college level Pharmacy Technician Program required and if graduated prior to 2008, Certification with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (CPhT) or completion of Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Exam required.
  • Certificate of competency from the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada preferred.
  • Active licensure with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) as Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) preferred.
  • Eligibility to register with OCP as RPhT required.
  • Two years practical and related experience preferred.
  • Certification (R.Ph.T.) by the Ontario College of Pharmacists required.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work variable shifts.
  • Membership with the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and to manage competing priorities/deadlines
  • Ability to learn and troubleshoot changing technologies/machinery (e.g. automated dispensing cabinets).
  • Ability to work variable shifts

Why join UHN?

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.  Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: This job posting is being reposted as the compensation has been revised. If you applied to the previous posting, you will not need to re-apply to be considered.

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