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Pharmacy Technician


This is a Contract position in Sarnia, ON posted September 20, 2022.

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Each member of Bluewater Health is called to embrace patient and family-centred care in its fullest form. This includes using techniques and strategies to communicate “I care and I respect you,” providing information in a way patients and families can understand, listening to patients and families to learn what an exemplary healthcare experience means to them, and seeking their perspective throughout their stay and during improvement initiatives.


-Pharmacy Technician Diploma from a recognized college required
-Must meet current College of Pharmacy requirements regarding Pharmacy Technician regulations required

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Basic proficiency in the use of computers required
-Previous experience in retail or hospital pharmacy preferred
-Experience with Pharmacy software preferred
-Experience preparing extemporaneous mixtures, sterile products such as IV admixtures, TPNs and chemotherapy drugs preferred

Principal Duties:

-Assists Pharmacist in dispensing medications for all hospital patients across all Bluewater Health sites
-Preparing sterile products such as IV admixtures, TPNs and chemotherapy drugs
-MediTech medication order entry of physician orders
-Fills unit dose cassettes and checks the cassettes filled by other technicians
-Manufactures and/or packages solutions, tablets or capsules required by nursing units
-Refills medications in Acudose cabinets
-Daily narcotic dispensing and narcotic inventory control
-Prepares extemporaneous mixtures, Checks the ward stock supply on selected nursing units and replenishes the stock
-Returns unused medication to stock, including billing and crediting medications
-Delivers cassettes and medication to Nursing Units
-Interviews patients for best possible medication histories (BPMH) for medication reconciliation
-Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
-Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
-Acts as a coach, mentor, resource and positive role model for new staff and students
-Receiving and barcoding medications
-Other related duties as assigned

Successful applicant will be considered a multisite employee
Selection will be made on the basis of skill, ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 21.01 of the OPSEU Collective Agreement