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Pharmacy Technician

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 21, 2022.

Pharmacy Technician
Job Number: 92200
Job: Technician/Technologist
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: PHARM GEN
Status: Temporary Part-time
Hours per week: 15
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 30.0286 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 30.5651
Post Date: Sep 22, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 29, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is an academic health sciences centre, a family of seven hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and south central Ontario. HHS fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our mission and vision of Best Care for All. We strive to ensure our people are engaged, enabled, and empowered. Hamilton Health Sciences is a proud teaching hospital, whose health care team of staff and physicians are committed to support the learning needs of new learners and our next generation of health care providers.

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

At Hamilton Health Sciences, the Pharmacy department plays an instrumental role in ensuring the safe distribution and service of medications to patients which facilitates successful patient treatment outcomes in compliance with legal, regulatory and accreditation standards. The management and distribution of our medications is critical in ensuring we are able to consistently deliver high-quality, safe patient care. As we continue to grow our pharmacy operations, we are seeking Registered Pharmacy Technicians to join our team.

Our pharmacy technicians are important members of the interdisciplinary team, performing a wide variety of responsibilities including completion of best possible medication histories, hazardous and nonhazardous sterile and non-sterile compounding; automations; and drug distribution. Our pharmacy technicians have unique opportunities to grow their skills through teaching and mentoring students, specializing in areas such as oncology, neonatal/pediatrics, and participating in, committees, projects and working groups.

Schedule Work Hours

Days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays

Position temporary until June 2023


• Completion of a college level Pharmacy Technician Program required (accredited college level Pharmacy Technician Program preferred)
• Registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a Pharmacy Technician (RPhT)
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, detail oriented, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and organizational skills
• Strong computer skills
• Proven ability to follow specific instructions with a high degree of accuracy
• Demonstrated initiative and judgment appropriate for the role. Self-directed in seeking out pharmacy issues within the healthcare team
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development
• Proven ability to perform the physical requirements of the position which may include standing for extended periods of time, 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