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Pharmacy Technician (Inventory Control)

Hamilton Health Sciences

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

Pharmacy Technician (Inventory Control)
Job Number: 98866
Job: Technician/Technologist
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: PHARM GEN
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: Aug 4, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

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

Unit Summary

Committed to patient-oriented care, Hamilton Health Sciences Pharmacy utilizes technical staff to its full capacity, enabling pharmacists to concentrate on clinical activities. Our complement of technicians 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, central IV admixture systems and a wide variety of ambulatory care services through our accredited retail pharmacy, 4 central pharmacies and 2 satellite pharmacies. Integrated across 4 sites, it also operates a regional drug information centre. The department trains undergraduate Pharmacy Technicians and undergraduate/postgraduate pharmacist students and provides a fully accredited Pharmacist residency program.

Position Summary

The Inventory Control Technician is primarily accountable for the day-to-day management of the pharmacy inventory system. This role works closely with the senior technician, the purchasing technician and other staff members to:

• maintain an accurate electronic record of pharmaceutical inventory levels
• perform auditing and quality assurance activities, and
• assisting in the training of pharmacy team members in processes related to inventory control.The inventory control technician functions in accordance with applicable federal/provincial legislation, standards and guidelines related to pharmacy practice, and corporate/departmental policies and procedures.

Schedule Work Hours Monday to Friday days


Registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician
• Successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician diploma program from an accredited Canadian college
• Demonstrated competency in pharmacy procedures (for example, dispensing or manufacturing), with a minimum of 2 years experience in hospital pharmacy dispensing systems
• Strong computer skills
• Working knowledge of Epic and Meditech system preferred
• Proficient reading/writing skills
• Basic algebra knowledge
• Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

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