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Pharmacy Technician

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 20, 2022.

Pharmacy Technician
Job Number: 97974
Job: Technician/Technologist
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Cancer Centre
Organization: PHARM JCC
Status: Regular 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: Sep 21, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Oct 19, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Pharmacy Department at the Juravinski Cancer Centre effectively manages drug therapy for positive patient outcomes and is committed to oncology pharmaceutical care. Patient focused health care empowers Pharmacist participation in general oncology settings. Working toward integration with the primary care teams, this allows for maximization of the Pharmacists clinical role and provides enhanced Pharmacy Technician roles in drug distribution.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Technician/Assistant provides technical pharmacy services to the patients and clients of the Centre.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days


1. Pharmacy Technician certification by the Ontario College of Pharmacists
2. Community College Certificate in a recognized Pharmacy Technician program
3. Minimum of two years experience in a hospital or retail pharmacy setting (an equivalent combination or education and experience may be considered)
4. Demonstrated experience in parenteral drug preparation and pharmacy distributive activities
5. Strong computer skills including pharmacy systems
6. Word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail systems are an asset
7. Chemotherapy preparation an asset
8. Demonstrated effective communication skills (verbal and written)
9. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
10. Registered with Ontario College of Pharmacists, or actively pursuing bridging courses

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)

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