Pharmacy Technician

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The Tom Baker Cancer Centre is Southern Alberta’s own tertiary cancer centre and a leader in innovative cancer research, prevention, treatment and care initiatives across the province and beyond. The Pharmacy at the Tom Baker is an integral component to the facility. Pharmacy Technicians, practicing within their full scope, perform all aspects of drug distribution to provide for the efficient daily operation of all departmental services and programs leading to safe and quality patient care. Order entry, preparation, repackaging and final product checking of sterile and non-sterile products, individual patient prescriptions and ward stock. Providing guidance to and assisting with the training and orientation of staff and students. Providing clinical support through obtaining information to facilitate medication reconciliation activities and clarifies discrepancies and/or collects and organizes information to support the provision of direct patient care. Participating in special projects and programs as assigned. Maintaining department records, statistics and preparing reports as required. Building interactive relationships with all members of the healthcare team including communicating with nursing staff to clarify orders and requests, triaging drug information questions and distribution issues. Maintaining a high standard of performance through completion of internal validation programs that assess proficiency in identified tasks such as aseptic technique, computer order entry and final product checking.

As a Pharmacy Technician I, you will be responsible for the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products. You will receive and triage medication orders, compound and repackage medication and prepare sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products.

Classification: Pharmacy Technician
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: ACB TOM BKR CC Clinical Phrmcy
Primary Location: Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Multi-Site: Multisite
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 20-NOV-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 30-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $29.84
Maximum Salary: $37.38
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of a CCAPP-accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) as a Pharmacy Technician.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Prior hospital experience with a variety of responsibilities including but not limited to order entry, checking, sterile compounding, and all aspects of drug distribution such as ward stock, narcotics and individual prescriptions. Experience in all aspects of Oncology practice, including but not limited to receiving, IV order entry, setup, preparation and medication distribution.

Preferred Qualifications:
1 year + oncology practice experience preferred. Experience with BDM computer program preferred. 6 months + experience in retail pharmacy setting preferred. Membership with a pharmacy professional organization preferred. Membership in CAPhO preferred.