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Pharmacy Assistant

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 12, 2022.

Pharmacy Assistant
Job Number: 99853
Job: Other
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: PHARM GEN
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800


Post Date: Sep 13, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 20, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

Hamilton Health Sciences Pharmacy Services is embarking on an exciting, transformational journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering highly reliable, safe and quality care. We are a multi-site department offering a wide range of services within inpatient, ambulatory and retail pharmacy services. We have pharmacy facilities at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, Hamilton General, McMaster University Medical Centre, St. Peter’s, West Lincoln and other sites as required including Alternate Health Facilities. The scope of Pharmacy services also includes three retail pharmacies (Cancer Centre Pharmacy, McMaster Drugstore and General Drugstore). We are a tertiary care center offering a wide range of specialty patient services ranging from neonatal, pediatric, adult, geriatric and palliative care and are collaborators for clinical trials and research. Our services are offered with recently renovated state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities for sterile and non-sterile compounding.

Position Summary

Under supervision by a Registered Pharmacy Technician or Registered Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Assistant will be responsible for activities including but not limited to the delivery of medications to patient care areas; using computer technology to perform daily operations; filling of new and refill oral medication orders; filling of new and refill non sterile and sterile compounding preparations; repackaging of medications and communicating effectively within and externally to the department.

Salary under review.

Schedule Work Hours

Days, Evenings, Weekends, Nights, Holidays

Please note this position is temporary ending on October 2023.


1. Experience as a Pharmacy Assistant or completion of a recognized college level Pharmacy technician/assistant program
2. Experience as a Pharmacy Assistant in a Hospital Setting preferred
3. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and organizational skills
4. Strong computer skills
5. Proven ability to follow specific instructions with a high degree of accuracy
6. Demonstrated initiative and judgment appropriate for the role
7. Proven ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including moderate lifting and pushing carts

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement