Pharmacy Technician

Onoway Health Care Pharmacy
Onoway, Alberta

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Technician

Competition #: 18-66

Onoway Health Care Pharmacy, located in Onoway AB, is currently accepting resumes for a full time registered Pharmacy Technician.  This position will work Mondays to Fridays from 9:00am to 5:30pm. The successful candidate must be licensed in the province of Alberta.

Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, and under the supervision of a pharmacist, this role is responsible for performing specific dispensing functions as outlined by provincial regulations and standards of practice.

The successful candidate must have a professional attitude, and excellent communication skills.  The candidates will join a pharmacy team that prides itself in delivering excellent customer service and a flexible working environment.  Applicants must be motivated, possess superior organizational skills and work well both independently and as part of a team.


OBJECTIVE: This position will practice in collaboration with the pharmacists to provide the best possible pharmacy services to our patients. The Pharmacy Technician’s primary role is to ensure prescriptions are filled correctly. The right medication gets to the patient, related administration and managed inventory.  They will transcribe verbal orders, transfer prescriptions and check on the technical aspects of the prescription. They will exercise professional judgment at all times and be able to recognize when the clinical expertise of a pharmacist is required. 


The Pharmacy Technician has the independent authority, responsibility and accountability to:

  • Prepare and process prescriptions
  • Compound sterile and non-sterile products
  • Transfer to and receive prescriptions from prescribers, and other pharmacists/pharmacy technicians
  • Receive verbal prescriptions from prescribers
  • Perform final check on filled prescriptions prior to release
  • Provide education on health aids and devices
  • Certifying written drug orders
  • Check filled unit dose carts from a fill list
  • Take patient’s medication history

The Pharmacy Technician will focus on the technical aspects of a prescription. This includes the following:

  • Gathering patient information for the pharmacist to review
  • Product preparation
  • Product distribution
  • Inventory controls


  • Perform administration functions, such as: documentation, third party billing reconciliations and complete required audits.
  • Review prescriptions to confirm that they are complete, authentic and meet all current laws, regulations and policies.
  • Answer patient’s questions and refer them to the pharmacist if question requires a patient assessment, clinical analysis or application of therapeutic knowledge.
  • Report any occurrences of adverse events and close-calls to the pharmacist and disclose the event as appropriate.
  • Ensure confidentiality of patient information and request and release such information only where appropriate and legally allowed.
  • Participate in and promote patient safety initiatives.
  • Manage the pharmacy environment by maintaining the inventory, including safe storage and handling of drugs.
  • Maintain the cleanliness, functionality and integrity of compounding, packaging, dispensing and storage equipment.
  • Participate in continuing professional development.
  • Comply with relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Check and accept responsibility for the work of pharmacy assistants employed in the pharmacy.
  • With the assistance of information software, identify potential interactions, therapeutic duplications and incompatibilities within patient profiles.
  • Perform quality assurance audits/checks on distribution functions and activities.
  • Assist patients and health care team members in understanding the scope, limitations and exceptions to third-party insurance coverage including coordination of benefits.
  • Recognize and respond to unusual patterns of drug distribution.
  • Ensure safe, accessible and cost-effective medicines are available.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Pharmacy Manager.



  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate from a CCAPP accredited post secondary institution.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently and has experience multi-tasking.
  • Professional attitude and ability to communicate well with customers and co-workers.