Pharmacy Assistant

Hiring By - Biostaffic



Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job Summary
Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the Cleanroom Pharmacy Assistant performs assigned duties necessary to provide for the efficient daily operation of the pharmacy, providing quality products to home and community care patients. The Pharmacy Assistant will assist in the preparation of
prescriptions, perform sterile compounding, maintain sterility and decontamination of controlled areas, and assist with tasks within scope to ensure smooth workflow in the pharmacy.
Duties And Responsibilities
  • Performs calculations to confirm prepared compounding instructions are accurately completed prior to initiating the sterile compounding process.
  • Checks ingredients for container integrity, particulate matter, and discoloration prior to initiating the sterile compounding process.
  • Compounds sterile non-hazardous and hazardous products including but not limited to: chemotherapy, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), narcotics and controlled drugs and other medications, following appropriate aseptic technique and visual verification requirements according to Bayshore Policies and Procedures (P&P) and the model standards for pharmacy compounding outlined by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) and adopted by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).
  • Cleans work area(s) as required by established procedures. Affixes the correct prescription label and appropriate auxiliary labels (for example, refrigerate, light sensitive, multi dose, room temperature, etc.) on manufactured medication or final sterile compounded product for final check by regulated professional.
  • Performs daily, weekly, and monthly housekeeping duties according to established procedures to maintain compliance with the model standards for pharmacy compounding outlined by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) and adopted by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) in the controlled areas.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations, Bayshore Policies and Procedures (P&P) and accrediting body standards (Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), Bureau Veritas (ISO)).
  • Adheres to quality control procedures as indicated in Bayshore Policies to meet ISO standards.
  • Accurately maintains all legally required records as outlined by Bayshore Policy and Procedure (P&P) and accreditation standards (Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), Bureau Veritas (ISO)).
  • Maintains pharmacy records including filing and documenting required information on dispensing records and prescription hardcopy.
  • Follow established procedures for obtaining medication, and supplies ensuring adequate inventory levels of medications, infusion solutions, and supplies. Works cohesively with other Bayshore team members including Customer Service Representatives, Pharmacy Assistants, Registered Pharmacy Technicians, Registered Pharmacists, Warehouse Technicians, Logistics Coordinators, Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians, Medical Device Management Coordinators, Nurse Clinical Consultants, and Contracts Coordinators.
  • Monitors selected measures of individual performance as it relates to departmental performance standards and reports results as requested.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities and continuous professional development as required.
  • Attends and participates in departmental and business meetings as scheduled.
  • Assists in orientation and training of new employees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education And/or Experience
  • Pharmacy Assistant Certificate/Diploma from an accredited institution is an asset.
  • Experience in sterile compounding or equivalent work experience is an asset.
  • Experience in a busy community pharmacy setting or hospital pharmacy setting is preferred
Language Skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Ability to write correspondence to members of individual patient care team and documentation for patient chart.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers/supervisors, patients/caregivers, nurses, prescribers, and other members of the patient care team.
Mathematical Skills
  • Must be able to perform accurate pharmaceutical calculations as related to sterile compounding.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to interpret graphs.
  • Ability to solve word problems and algebraic equations.
Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Interpret instructions provided in written, oral, or visual form.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Current CPR certification is an asset.
Other Skills And Abilities
  • Proficient with basic computer programs (Microsoft Office).
  • Experience with Kroll is an asset
Primary Location

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
Company Overview
Bayshore HealthCare
Bayshore HealthCare

Current Openings: 0

At Bayshore, we believe in creating special moments for our clients each and every day, whether at the bedside, on the phone or in the clinic. These moments touch the lives of our clients and our employees, and they guide the way we run our business. These moments inspire, change and encourage us. They are what we call the Bayshore difference. Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country’s leading providers of home and community health care services and is a Canadian-owned company. With over 100 locations across the country, including home care offices, pharmacies and infusion clinics, Bayshore has more than 13,000 staff members and provides care to over 350,000 clients. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of all Canadians, by providing customized care plans and solutions that allow clients to remain in the comfort of their own home. See what some of our clients have to say about their experience with Bayshore. We have been a recipient of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award since 2006. Chez Bayshore, nous croyons en la création de moments spéciaux pour nos clients, chaque jour, que ce soit à leur chevet, au téléphone ou dans une clinique. Nous cherchons à améliorer la qualité de vie, la dignité et l’autonomie de tous les Canadiens, en fournissant des plans de soins personnalisés et des solutions qui permettent à nos clients de rester dans le confort de leur propre foyer. Bayshore, une entreprise exclusivement canadienne, est l’un des plus importants fournisseurs de services de santé à domicile et en milieu communautaire au Canada. Avec plus de 100 établissements à travers le pays, y compris des succursales dédiées à la prestation de soins à domicile, des pharmacies et des cliniques de perfusion, Bayshore compte au-delà de 13 000 employés et prodigue des soins à plus de 350 000 clients.
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