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Pharmacy Technician

Grand River Hospital

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 25, 2022.

Location: KW Campus 

Work Type: Full Time 

Shift: 7.5 Hour Shifts

The Pharmacy Technician accurately dispenses and compounds medication, using pharmaceutical calculations. This position requires the preparation of aseptic IV admixtures, chemotherapy agents and other sterile dosage forms. At GRH pharmacy technicians are responsible to ensure safe, effective and timely medication distribution using a decentralized closed loop distribution model. This distribution model relies on the following pharmacy automation to support auditable, traceable medication management: high capacity packager, medication carousels, and automated dispensing cabinets. The Pharmacy Technician will also be required to participate in medication reconciliation by supporting Best Possible Medication History completion through patient interviews. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable about pharmacy regulations and issues relating to staff and patient safety within the work environment, as pharmacy technicians contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.



  • Regulated Pharmacy Technician, with proof of registration with The Ontario College of Pharmacists required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred 
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an independent and cooperative manner.
  • Working knowledge of hospital pharmacy computer systems is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of aseptic IV preparation and chemotherapeutic agents would be an asset
  • Good attendance record.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process. 

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). 

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.