Pharmacy Technician
Providence Healthcare
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
56d ago

POSITION SUMMARY :

  • To provide technical support services relative to the needs of the clinical area; to provide medication distribution services in a unit dose distribution system with automation technology;
  • to provide materiel management services (acquisition, storage, expiry date monitoring and accounts payable activities) consistent with the medication distribution system;
  • to provide workload and quality data related to all functions; to support continuous quality improvement activities. All duties are performed in accordance with the Mission and Values of Providence Healthcare.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Dispense medication orders for patients in the hospital including Leave of Absence (LOA) medications consistent with established procedures, good practice standards and safety requirements;
  • Operate machinery used in the distribution process in a safe, effective, and efficient manner (e.g. Unit Dose Auto-Packager ATP(R), Unit Dose Table-
  • top Packager, Narcotic Heat Seal Machine, Electronic Balance, Topical Ointment Mixer, Laminar Air Flow Cabinet);
  • Issue narcotic and controlled drugs consistent with standards for security including Federal and Provincial legislations;
  • Use appropriate aseptic technique, prepare intravenous antibiotics and subcutaneous narcotic medication device for standard hospital infusion pumps and other specialized products;
  • Provide ward stock to patient care areas as per departmental policy. Ensure appropriate documentation for purposes of charging issues, crediting returns, and monitor expiry dates, stock levels, etc.;
  • Pre-package medication in unit dose or other formats;
  • Participate in tech-check-tech certification program as appropriate;
  • Assess acceptable suppliers based on the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary, HealthPRO contracts, departmental contracts and / or facility policies;
  • Determine appropriate quantity to purchase consistent with good inventory control principles and physical space for storage;
  • Using the Meditech Materials Management module (MM PHA), place orders maintaining appropriate documentation, e.g., packing slip, purchase order copy, receiving report, invoice copy and other relevant documentation;
  • Order vaccines from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the Hospital as needed.
  • QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS REQUIRED :

  • Certificate from a recognized Community College; certification by the Ontario College of Pharmacists preferred. Membership in a professional association encouraged;
  • A minimum 3 month working experience in a pharmacy setting (hospital or community) or practicum environment;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office software;
  • Familiarity with aseptic techniques; strong knowledge of basic pharmacology and proper handling techniques for Pharmaceuticals;
  • Familiarity with Pharmacy computer software; strong skills in pharmaceutical calculations; knowledge of pharmacy automation technology, computerized materiel management and inventory control procedures an asset;
  • Familiarity with basic medication safety principles;
  • Familiarity with equipment including electronic balances, calculator, facsimile machine, photocopier, keyboard and computer terminal;
  • Very good attendance record;
  • Good performance record.
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