Pharmacy Technician, Regular Full-Time

Job No: 2023383
Location: Parry Sound, ON

Pharmacy Technician
Job Posting: SEIU Clerical 2023-383
Regular Full-Time Position

About the Organization

Located on the coast of beautiful Georgian Bay, our facility boasts the best that both nature and technology can offer. We work in one of Canada's most modern health care facilities and live in one of the country's top outdoor adventure destinations. You can get from desk to dock in 10 minutes!

West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) has always employed an innovative planning approach aimed at integrating services. Faced with the challenges of rural care delivery, WPSHC has partnered in regional alliances and created internal programming solutions that have benefited patient care and improved services throughout the catchment area.

Today our uniquely integrated health care organization includes: Lakeland Long Term Care, six Nursing Stations delivering care to rural communities, management of District ambulance services and dispatch, and a full range of in-patient and out-patient programs associated with a 90-bed acute care hospital.

Being a member of the WPSHC team means you work with a leadership team that is collaborative and approachable. WPSHC team members are passionate and dedicated to delivering high-quality patient and family-centered care. Our team approach offers Pharmacy Technician's the opportunity to use their complete skill set in a modern environment. In addition, we encourage growth and development and welcome new graduates to apply and explore this opportunity with WPSHC.

For more information on WPSHC, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

WPSHC is currently looking for a permanent, full-time Pharmacy Technician, reporting to the Clinical Manager.  The main function of the Pharmacy Technician is to provide medication distribution to the nursing units and their patients. Hours of work are all shifts, including weekends

More About You

You will be a Regulated Pharmacy Technician registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists to qualify for the role. You will also need to have:

  • Successful completion of the Canadian Council of Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) Accredited Pharmacy Technician Education Program;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of drug terminology, controlled dosage systems and pharmacy related issues;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various computer applications and software related to healthcare programs; 
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance levels, work performance, disciplinary history and positive work references.

The ideal candidate's work will exemplify WPSHC's core values: compassion, accountability, rights and responsibilities, excellence, and safety.

Additional Qualifications considered an asset!

  • Previous experience as a Regulated Pharmacy Technician in a health institution environment;
  • Certification in Chemotherapy preparation;
  • Certification in aseptic technique and IV/TPN preparation;
  • Current knowledge of computerized pharmacy information systems;
  • Previous experience in purchasing and inventory control, and controlled dosage systems;
  • Previous experience with Best Possible Medication History.

Please note: For the safety and well-being of our clients and employees, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination before commencing employment. Accommodations will be made for those exempt from the COVID-19 vaccination based on grounds protected by relevant human rights law.

About the Benefits

You will be rewarded with a starting rate of $31.41 per hour in return for your dedication. In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Comprehensive extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Membership in Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Wellness program, including an onsite gym

Best of all, you will be welcomed into a supportive interdisciplinary team environment that will allow you to develop a wide breadth of skills. This is an opportunity to grow in an established and highly respected organization, using your experience and skills to inspire a direct and positive impact on the community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skills in a collaborative working environment - Apply Now! 

 West Parry Sound Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of this competition only.

Please be advised the WPSHC property is smoke-free. 

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About Parry Sound

Parry Sound is a beautiful town, located on the shores of an inland “ocean”, Georgian Bay. The area boasts many beautiful beaches, parks and trails. It is ideally situated just off highway 400, in the Southermost part of Northern Ontario. This charming waterfront town is within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and home to 6,500 residents in the town itself, and over 14,000 in the immediate area. In summer, the population grows to nearly 100,000 people with seasonal residents, making for a very interesting dynamic! The area boasts several Provincial Parks and unlimited water for boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing and things to do. In the winter, Parry Sound has a thriving snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing and snowshoeing industry. The lakes generally freeze by January, and snow abounds in the area! In the summer the area swells with cottagers and visitors, who have discovered the beauty and hospitality of the region.
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