Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

06 Jan
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Alberta Health Services
|
Edmonton

06 Jan

Alberta Health Services

Edmonton

Your Opportunity:

Practicing within full scope, the Pharmacy Technician performs all aspects of drug distribution to provide for the effective daily operation of all departmental services and programs leading to safe and effective patient care. Duties may include, but are not limited to, medication preparation, compounding, 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. 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 and participating in special projects and programs as assigned. You will also maintain department records, statistics and prepare reports as required.



Description:

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: RA-Distribution Pharmacy-EDM

Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital

Multi-Site: Not Applicable

FTE: 0.80

Posting End Date: 13-JAN-2022

Temporary Employee Class: Temporary Part Time

Date Available: 23-JAN-2022

Temporary End Date: 12-JUN-2022

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Length of Shift in weeks: 2

Shifts per cycle: 8

Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends, On Call

Days Off: As Per Rotation

Minimum Salary: $29.84

Maximum Salary: $37.38

Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable



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:

Demonstrated communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work in teams and independently. Demonstrated computer or word processing skills and experience with VAX computer system is required. Committed to continual personal quality improvement and lifelong learning. Minimum 2 years hospital pharmacy experience with a variety of responsibilities including but not limited to medication selection, compounding, checking, and narcotics handling.



Preferred Qualifications:

Membership with a pharmacy professional organization is preferred. Sterile compounding experience is preferred.

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