Practicing within full scope, the Pharmacy Technician performs all aspects of drug distribution to provide for the effective daily operation of all departmental services and programs leading to safe and effective patient care. Duties may include, but are not limited to, medication preparation, compounding, repackaging and final product checking of sterile and non-sterile products, individual patient prescriptions, and ward stock. Providing guidance to and assisting with the training and orientation of staff and students. Providing clinical support through obtaining information to facilitate medication reconciliation activities and clarifies discrepancies and/or collects and organizes information to support the provision of direct patient care. Building interactive relationships with all members of the healthcare team including communicating with nursing staff to clarify orders and requests, triaging drug information questions and distribution issues. Maintaining a high standard of performance through completion of internal validation programs that assess proficiency in identified tasks and participating in special projects and programs as assigned. You will also maintain department records, statistics and prepare reports as required.
As a Pharmacy Technician I, you will be responsible for the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products. You will receive and triage medication orders, compound and repackage medication and prepare sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products.
Classification: Pharmacy Technician
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: RA-Distribution Pharmacy-EDM
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 14-JUL-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 24-JUL-2020
Temporary End Date: 05-APR-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 8
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $29.84
Maximum Salary: $37.38
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of a CCAPP-accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) as a Pharmacy Technician.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work in teams and independently. Demonstrated computer or word processing skills and experience with VAX computer system is required. Committed to continual personal quality improvement and lifelong learning. Minimum 2 years hospital pharmacy experience with a variety of responsibilities including but not limited to medication selection, compounding, checking, and narcotics handling.
Membership with a pharmacy professional organization is preferred. Sterile compounding experience is preferred.