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Pharmacy Technician

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 3, 2022.

Pharmacy Technician
Job Number: 98824
Job: Technician/Technologist
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Hospital
Organization: PHARM JH
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 32.2173 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 32.7900
Post Date: Aug 4, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Aug 11, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary Pharmaceutical Services provides integrated five-site inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care across 5 sites: General, McMaster, Jurarvinski, St. Peter’s and Juravinski Cancer Centre. Pharmacy operates a regional drug information centre as well as a wide variety of ambulatory care services provided through our accredited retail pharmacies at the McMaster and Juravinski sites. Committed to patient oriented care, Hamilton Health Sciences Pharmaceutical Services utilizes technical staff to its full capacity, enabling pharmacists to focus on clinical activities. Our complement of Technicians/Assistants has moved beyond a supportive role to take on the bulk of distribution activities including checking. Our Pharmacy Department provides pharmaceutical care, inpatient computerized unit dose, inpatient computerized unit dose and/or individual patient prescription. The department trains undergraduate/ postgraduate pharmacy students and provides a fully accredited residency program. Our Research Support Department provides support to research initiatives within HHS as well as on an international basis.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician/Assistant assists in various technical tasks, including drug dispensing, computer drug order entry, distribution of narcotic drugs, drug bulk compounding, chemotherapy preparation, TPN preparation, drug pre-packaging, ward stock drug replacement, drug deliveries and sterile drug product preparation. The Technician/Assistant performs similar duties in the chemotherapy suite and other duties as may be assigned. The home base for this position is the Juravinski Hospital site.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, nights, weekends

Please note this position is temporary ending in September 2023.


1. Minimum 1 year related hospital pharmacy experience
2. Minimum 1 year experience in an accredited Hospital IV admixture program
3. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and organizational skills
4. Demonstrated ability to use computer order entry
5. Proven ability to follow specific instructions with a high degree of accuracy
6. Demonstrated initiative and judgment appropriate for the role. Self-directed in seeking out pharmacy issues within the healthcare team
7. Demonstrated commitment to professional development
8. Proven ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including moderate lifting and pushing carts

Candidates must have completed the following requirements related to registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists prior to the application to this posting. No candidate will be successful to this position unless the candidate has completed all of the following:

• Completion of a college level Pharmacy Technician Program (accredited college preferred)
• Registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a Pharmacy Technician (RPhT)


Hamilton Health 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 applicants may apply online through the Careers website or by submitting a Competition Application Form. 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 the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-877-667-2700 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during the 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