Pharmacy Technician

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

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Your Opportunity:
The Regional Cancer Centre is one of 4 regional cancer centers in Alberta providing comprehensive cancer care services. The Pharmacy at the regional cancer center 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. Core duties of this Pharmacy Technician position may include, but are not limited to: Order entry, preparation, repackaging and final product checking of sterile (including hazardous products) 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. 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. Participating in special projects and programs as assigned. Maintaining department records, statistics and preparing reports as required. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.

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: GP Cancer Cen Clinical Pharm
Primary Location: Grande Prairie Cancer Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 20-SEP-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 30-SEP-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
Shifts per cycle: Varied
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Other
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, set up, preparation, and medication distribution. Proficient in communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills. Ability to work in teams. Computer or word processing skills.

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.