Outpatient Pharmacy Technician

Hiring By - Biostaffic

 BioPharma

Canada

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
POSITION SUMMARY:
To provide technical support services relative to the needs of the outpatient pharmacy; to provide medication distribution services in outpatient setting 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. The technician performs all activities in accordance with Providence Healthcare¿s philosophy, mission and values.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Dispense medication orders for discharged patients in the hospital consistent with established procedures, good practice standards and safety requirements;
  • Check medications independently as registered Pharmacy Technician without pharmacist supervision as per departmental policies and procedures;
  • Operate automation technology used in the distribution process in a safe, effective, and efficient manner;
  • Process daily routines in the appropriate computer system as per operating procedures;
  • Issue narcotic and controlled drugs consistent with standards for security including Federal and Provincial legislations;
  • Order, receive and document shipments of narcotic and controlled drugs consistent with the legislated requirements. Ensure secure storage of same;
  • Maintain a perpetual inventory record for all medications including narcotics;
  • Conduct daily narcotic counts. Report any narcotic discrepancy immediately to the Outpatient Pharmacy Manager or delegate;
  • Use appropriate aseptic technique, prepare intravenous medication as needed (e.g. botox for Clinics);
  • Ensure appropriate documentation for dispensing, crediting returns, and monitoring expiry dates, stock levels, etc.;
  • Prepare bulk-compounded products as required;
  • Monitor expiry dates and remove expired products for disposal, destruction or return to manufacturer consistent with facility policies and manufacturers¿ protocols;
  • Process expired narcotics and controlled drug to obtain approval for proper disposal;
  • Dispense in blister package, dossett or other patient adherence device as required;
  • Using the appropriate pharmacy information system, place orders maintaining appropriate documentation, e.g., purchase order, receiving report, packing slip, invoice and other relevant documentation;
  • Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • Comply with established infection and prevention control best practices (e.g. IPAC core competencies);
  • Comply with the Code of Ethics from the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Graduated from a recognized Community College;
  • Registered (or eligible for registration as soon as possible) with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as Registered Pharmacy Technician;
  • A minimum of 2 years¿ experience (including practicum training) in a community pharmacy is required;
  • Prior experience in implementing pharmacy automation system preferred. Previous hospital pharmacy experience an asset;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office software;
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency in education and training preferred;
  • 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 required;
  • Familiarity with equipment including electronic balances, counting machine, facsimile machine, photocopier, keyboard and computer terminal;
  • Very good attendance record;
  • Good attendance record.
The successful candidate may be asking to provide cross site coverage .

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No

Location:

  • Canada

Experience:

  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 11, 2024
Company Overview
Providence Healthcare
Providence Healthcare

Current Openings: 0

Providence Healthcare is a leader in providing rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs in Toronto. Providence Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient programs with a focus on rehabilitation for stroke and neurological conditions; hip fractures; lower limb amputations; and geriatric conditions associated with aging. Our community programs include the Adult Day Program for people with moderate to severe dementia, as well as family and caregiver support through the Scotiabank Learning Centre. Our Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence provides quality long-term care in a warm and welcoming environment. Our Catholic legacy of compassion and innovation dates back to 1857 when the Sisters of St. Joseph founded the original House of Providence as a refuge for the sick, the poor, the elderly and homeless. For more about Providence, please visit our website.
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