Pharmacy Technician
St. Mary’s General Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
11d ago

Position Description

For more than 90 years St. Mary’s General Hospital has fostered a culture of innovation, compassion and respect. With this vision, St.

Mary’s has developed an environment that inspires people to perform to the best of their ability. Passion, excellence and innovation are deeply embedded in all we do.

St. Mary’s uses these principles to foster a healthy, supportive work environment that cares for the well-being of our community -

mind, body and spirit. When you join St. Mary’s, your contribution will make a positive impact to the quality of life for patients and families.

In addition, you will join a team dedicated to making St. Mary’s the safest and most effective hospital in Canada.

St. Mary’s has developed a reputation for excellence and has a vision to be the safest and most effective hospital in Canada .

As a Pharmacy Technician at St. Mary's, you can expect to use your skill set to its fullest, within the scope of practice, in a progressive, fast-

paced environment. Our Pharmacy Technicians work collaboratively with Clinical Pharmacists and other healthcare providers to ensure safe and effective drug distribution to all of our patients.

Primarily, our Pharmacy Technicians are passionate about, and responsible for drug distribution activities including; prescription order entry, procurement, storage, compounding and dispensing.

What You'll Do

  • Perform prescription order entry in our de-centralized environment, and maintain Pharmacy Patient Profiles in collaboration with other healthcare professionals
  • Dispense and distribute medications within an Omnicell environment, including some individual patient prescriptions
  • Repackage oral solid and liquids into Unit Dose Packaging
  • Assist with Inventory management, including receiving and Narcotic and Controlled Drug procedures
  • Audit work performed by other Pharmacy Technicians
  • Participate in staff training and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Position Requirements

  • Pharmacy Technician, in good standing, with the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Completion of a CCAPP-accredited Pharmacy Technician Program preferred
  • Experience with prescription order entry in a busy retail setting, or hospital pharmacy preferred
  • Excellent performance record with the ability to maintain this standard (e.g., high accuracy etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team environment
  • Proven ability to apply critical thinking, problem solve and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of Lean Management preffered
  • Application Instructions

    Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code. SMGH requires all new hires to submit a valid Criminal Record Check that may include a Vulnerable Sector Screen prior to start date.

    SMGH is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to provide an inclusive, barrier free workplace.

    We will accommodate the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

    Should you require this accommodation, please contact the HR Administrator, 519-749-6578 ext. 6669.

    We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

    Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.

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