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Pharmacy Technician


Pharmasave #412
Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan

Term: Full Time

Category: Pharmacy Technician

Competition #: 21-72

Pharmasave #412, located in Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, is currently accepting resumes for one full time Pharmacy Technician. The successful candidate must be available to work 32-40 hours per week. The store is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 7:00pm, Saturdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. The shifts will fall between these days and times. The successful candidate will also be required to work one to two weekend shifts per month. The successful candidate will have their Pharmacy Technician certificate from an accredited program and be licenced or in the process of becoming licenced.

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

The ideal candidate will have Pharmacy experience and have knowledge of dispensary functions.  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.

JOB DESCRIPTION: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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
    • Receive verbal prescriptions from prescribers
    • Perform final check on filled prescriptions prior to release
    • Provide education on health aids and devices
  • 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.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Licenced Pharmacy Technician
  • No experience necessary but preference will be given to candidates that have previous retail pharmacy experience.

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate from a CCAPP accredited post secondary institution.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s Licence.