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Pharmacy Technician



Company Information

Guelph General Hospital is a dynamic 182-bed acute care hospital with over 1,300 dedicated staff members. The hospital uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide a full range of services to the residents of Guelph and Wellington County. Current areas of specialty include 24-hour emergency services, intensive care, ambulatory care, general medicine, surgery, paediatrics, family birthing, and diagnostic and laboratory services.

Guelph is a beautiful and vibrant university city with a growing community of over 120,000 located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, within close proximity to larger centers such as Toronto, London and Hamilton. Guelph offers many prosperous manufacturing, service and high technology enterprises. Guelph and area also offers a wide variety of educational, cultural, recreational and sporting activities. With our local universities and colleges, festivals, theatres, parks, trails, sport fields and facilities, tournaments, cafes, restaurants, unique shops and larger retail centers, there is truly something for everyone.

If you are excited about working as part of a dynamic team, in an energized, fast-paced and progressive organization which values its staff, physicians and volunteers, we want to hear from you!  While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Guelph General Hospital is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities.

All positions will contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Job Description

Department:                         Pharmacy

Position(s) Available:           Casual X 2 positions

Current Shifts:                      Days, Evenings and Weekends 

  • Must be available to attend orientation and training for a minimum of (4) days per week for 2 to 3 weeks
  • Must be available to work a minimum of (1) shift Monday to Friday and (1) weekend per month, along with the additional opportunity to work a consistent (2 or more) shifts per week and  (1) weekend per month


Position Summary: 

The Pharmacy Department provides medication management services to the entire hospital including not only drug distribution but clinical pharmacy support. The progressive pharmacy department has a commitment to patient care, patient safety and continuous learning. 

Pharmacy technicians are involved with the day to day operations of medication management in an effort to maintain excellence with all matters related to the drug distribution system at GGH. They receive medication orders, prepare, dispense, compound, purchase, receive, manage inventory and interact with a variety of health care providers. Pharmacy Technicians interact with patients and health care providers in their medication reconciliation role- interviewing patients and documenting Best Possible Medication Histories. Pharmacy Technicians are responsible for both the preparation and checking of unit dose, IV admixtures, including chemotherapy doses in accordance with Pharmacy Department procedures.


Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Previous hospital Pharmacy experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated understanding of medication safety and quality assurance
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Knowledge of MEDITECH software, working with electronic documents and pharmacy automation (e.g. Pacmed, Omnicell) preferred
  • Proven excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service when interacting with patients, families, colleagues and physicians


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume with reference to Job # NU-17-033.

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Posting Date: 05-Oct-2017Pharmaceutical/Biotech Permanent, Part-Time Open 1 ASAP
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