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Job Title:Pharmacy Technician
Reference #:Pharmacy Technician
Union: OPSEU
Supervisor: Director, Pharmacy PSU
Salary:$25.14 to $30.88 per hour
Posted Date: 2018-06-26


The Pharmacy Department at CHEO operates 24 hours daily, 7 days a week. Pharmacy technicians are expected to work day, evening, weekend and night shifts.


Under a pharmacist’s supervision the Pharmacy Technician:

§ Follows workflow processes of the pharmacy department

§ Performs order entry and maintains accurate computerized patient profiles

§ Maintains competency on all equipment and automation

§ Dispenses inpatient and outpatient prescriptions

§ Prepares non-sterile compounding

§ Prepares sterile compounding including IV medications, parenteral nutrition, IV chemotherapy

§ Distributes and maintains inventory of all pharmaceuticals, i.e. formulary, non-formulary, controlled substances, SAP, drug studies.

§ Maintains stock of pharmaceuticals, labels, containers, and other supplies within the pharmacy work areas

§ Records and reports any shortages of pharmaceuticals or supplies on the appropriate order list and to the pharmacy buyer

§ Maintains stock of pharmaceuticals and supplies on wards and clinics as required

§ Keeps work areas clean, organized, and functional

§ Maintains equipment and automation in good working condition, problem solves as appropriate and reports issues to appropriate pharmacy personnel

§ Reports product defects, i.e. labeling issues, product discoloration or deterioration, precipitate, contamination, etc. to supervising pharmacist

§ Reports medication errors to supervising pharmacist

§ Maintains records of pharmacy related activities.

§ Participates in the pharmacy technician work rotation fulfilling the responsibilities and tasks of each assigned area including weekend and night shifts

§ Participates in staff and pharmacy technician meetings, departmental planning and communication activities, and special project assignments as required

§ Participates in the training and orientation of new personnel in technical aspects of the Pharmacy Department

§ Participates in departmental quality assurance activities

§ Works cooperatively with all colleagues, promoting and maintaining harmonious inter and intra departmental relationships

§ Performs other duties as assigned


§ Police Record Check (PRC) (Essential)

§ Graduate of an accredited college Pharmacy Technician Program (Essential)

§ Licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (Essential)

§ Minimum of six (6) months related experience (Preferred)

§ Bilingual (English/French) (Preferred)

* Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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