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Pharmacy Practice Assistant – Pharmacy Services – SSRH

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted April 30, 2021.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 111167 Location: Western Zone, South Shore Regional Hospital Company: NSHA Department: PHAR Pharmacy SSRH Type of Employment: Hourly PT short-assignment (50% FTE) x 1 position(s) Union Status: CUPE Posting Closing Date: 3-May-21 Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province.

Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities Reporting to the Manager, Pharmacy Services, the Pharmacy Practice Assistant participates in the provision of safe, competent, patient or family centered ethical care, ensuring goals and needs of the patient are prioritized and individualized.

The Pharmacy Practice Assistant prepares, packages and dispenses medication under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist.

Responsibilities include packaging of sterile and non-sterile dosage forms, dispensing drugs to inpatients and outpatients in unit dose, traditional and IVA systems, compounding sterile and non-sterile products, preparation of chemotherapy doses, distributing narcotics and participating in quality programs.

Qualifications Graduate of a recognized pharmacy technician/technology program (accredited program preferred).

Candidates with commensurate experience and education will be considered Two years experience as a hospital pharmacy technician/pharmacy practice assistant, an asset Licensure in Nova Scotia as a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) is an asset Current BLS-C (HCP) certification Knowledge of sterile technique and special precautions used with hazardout and non-hazardous sterile admixtures are an asset Experience in unit dose drug distribution systems, automation technology, decentralized medication dispensing cabinets, an asset Knowledge of medical terminology, inventory control and record keeping Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical calculations related to medications Knowledge of the law and regulations pertaining to the receipt, storage and distribution of prescription and controlled drugs Basic typing skills or computer/keyboard experience; skills in Microsoft Office Suite Effective communication and interpersonal skills Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred Please Note: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Hours of Work Part Time 50%; Short Assignment; 37.5 hours bi-weekly Commencing as soon as possible; ending November 15, 2021 Dates are approximate and subject to change Work Site is SSRH.

The successful applicant may be required to provide coverage at FMH and QGH for site coverage needs Salary Information $21.7426
– $24.6306 hourly Thank you for your interest in this position.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check Proof of education & training certifications Proof of any additional required qualification Valid registration with the relevant licensing body Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation Proof of SIN number Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit
– CUPE position.

Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.

Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants.

Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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