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Other Opportunities: Registered Pharmacy Technicians (Temporary, Part-Time)

Reference #00480
PostedMonday, September 12th, 2022 at 8:00am
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionRegistered Pharmacy Technicians (Temporary, Part-time)
DepartmentPharmacy
TermTemporary Part-Time
Payas per the OPSEU collective agreement

 

 

Position

Registered Pharmacy Technicians (x2 positions)

(x1 Temporary Part-Time for 8 months, x1 Temporary Part-Time for 14 months)

Department

Pharmacy

Status

Part-Time, Temporary

Reports to

Pharmacy Manager

Direct reports

None

Work Pattern

 

Posted Date

26 August 2022

Closing Date

 

 

VALUES AND COMMITMENT

At Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), our core values of Integrity, Quality, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork are at the centre of who we are and what we do. We remain committed to sustaining an experienced workforce that reflects Northumberland Hills Hospital’s dedication to recognising everyone’s contributions and respecting everyone’s dignity, unique experience, and potential.

EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Northumberland Hills Hospital remains respectful of all protected rights, in line with the grounds laid out by the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and interests from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

We strive to make our entire hiring process as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants if needed. For any hiring related accommodation needs and/or requests please email us via careers@nhh.ca.

LOCATION

Located approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto, NHH is a vibrant community hospital delivering a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services. Directly serving a growing population of more than 60,000 residents spread across a mix of urban and rural settings, NHH directly employs approximately 750 people and relies on the additional support provided by a highly engaged and supportive network of physicians, midwives and volunteers.

ROLE OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager of Pharmacy, as part of a multidisciplinary team, the Pharmacy Technician is responsible for duties as outlined below:

  • Drug distribution to all clinical areas, including dispensing of narcotic and controlled substances, patient specific medication, stocking automated dispensing cabinets, verifying accuracy as part of “Tech-check-Tech”
  • Dispensing of in-patient medications, leave of absence medications, and other patient specific medication orders
  • Generating BPMH from patient interview, collecting sources from community pharmacies or other facilities, and working closely with other interprofessional teams
  • Drug repackaging, including narcotics, the use of automated packaging equipment and software
  • Maintaining established medication levels in pharmacy as well as in the automated dispensing cabinets including narcotics and controlled substances
  • Compounding and packaging of sterile and non-sterile medications including bio-hazardous agents in acceptance of manufacturing practice and WHMIS guidelines.
  • Conducting continuous improvement audits as designated, including expiration date, and monitoring and medication area inspections
  • Maintenance of crash cart inventory and records
  • Assisting in maintaining records of purchase, issue and returns in accordance with hospital and legal requirement
  • Performing miscellaneous projects, filing and clerical duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • A diploma from an accredited community college Pharmacy Technician program, or equivalent.
  • Registration with the OCP as a Registered Pharmacy Technician.
  • Recent hospital pharmacy experience preferred or comparable applicable work experience.
  • Familiarity with pharmacy and medical terminology, aseptic techniques, manufacturing and labeling standards of practice, pharmacy calculations required.

ASSETS

  • Recent hospital experience
  • Knowledge of EPIC and Omnicell 
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to participate in a team environment.
  • Basic typing and computer skills.

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Extensive walking periods, prolonged standing, some climbing  
  • Able to lift to 16 kg
  • Intense visual, listening, and mental concentration   
  • Able to manage time effectively to meet deadlines

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Successful applicants are required provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector criminal reference check, that was complete less than one year from the date of hire. This requirement must be met within the first sixty (60) days of employment.

Additionally, to the above, successful applicants are also required to complete the Health Care Worker Health review process which includes providing an up-to-date immunization record to ensure compliance with the Ontario Hospital Association Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols within the first thirty (30) days of employment. Northumberland Hills Hospital operates a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Northumberland Hills Hospital may choose to conduct parts/all the hiring process virtually. Furthermore, we are a scent-free environment.  When attending the hospital kindly refrain from wearing strongly scented fragrances. While we thank all those that express interest in this exciting position; kindly note that due to high volumes of interests, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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