Summary of Duties
We currently have a regular full-time Pharmacy Technician position available in the Odette Cancer Centre Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician duties are generally split between a specialized retail pharmacy setting and a sterile compounding area for chemotherapy.
Responsibilities include tasks such as delivery of chemotherapy from pharmacy to chemo unit, filling individual patient prescriptions, including those for clinical trials received via computer or directly from patients in the retail pharmacy, dispensing new drug orders and performing the necessary functions on computers while meeting pharmacy standards for accuracy and speed;
being able to complete sterile product preparation for chemotherapy, utilizing aseptic technique; and being able to complete the necessary mathematical calculations and translating these calculations to the proper equipment to ensure accurate weight and volume measurement in the preparation of products.
Other technician duties included are inventory management, ordering and receiving of drugs and supplies, and management of various special billing procedures for both retail pharmacy drugs as well as intravenous chemotherapy agents.
Qualifications / Skills
Current licensure by the Ontario College of Pharmacists
Retail pharmacy experience preferred
Knowledge of retail pharmacy computer systems such as Kroll an asset
Able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment
Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
Self-motivated and able to take initiative
Excellent communication skills
Customer service skills and empathetic manner
Experience in aseptic medication preparation an asset
Knowledge of hospital-based oncology computer systems an asset