Pharmacy Technician

City Bella Bella / Bella Coola
Job ID 2022-11273
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Posting Date
4 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0900-1700, 0930-1730
Program/Service
Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$29.86-$29.86 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Are you motivated to join a dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role? Are you interested in a career where you can make an impact on the well-being of others?

 

Get to know Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services:

We are a collaboration of four premier health employers Fraser Health, Provincial Health Services, Providence and Vancouver Coastal Health and provide an integrated approach to pharmaceutical care and service excellence patients, residents and clients committed to investing in your professional development in building an environment where you can advance your career.

 

Position Highlights:

We currently have an exciting Full Time opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician at Bella Coola General Hospital located in Bella Coola, BC.

 

Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

Your specific duties will include:

  • Processing medication orders verified by a pharmacist
  • Preparing, processing, dispensing and compounding medications including intravenous medications
  • Transferring prescriptions to and receiving prescriptions from other pharmacies
  • Utilizing the latest automation technology in the medication distribution system

You may also have the chance to work in specialty-areas, be involved in pharmacy projects, and to use your critical thinking skills to help develop quality assurance processes.

We want a forward-thinking, pleasant person with an eye for detail. You are driven and have exceptional self-motivation skills enabling you to thrive independently in your position.

 

You will take a conscientious, hands-on approach to deliver high quality and precise work. A methodical approach is essential, to complete routine day to day tasks, and manage changing priorities, and timelines. You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions. You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change you know how to adapt and contribute to the change process.

 

Are you passionate about joining us? To be a part of our team, we will be looking for:

  • Completion of Pharmacy Technician Program
  • Current practicing registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, here’s why we believe you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Our pharmacy team always aspires to improve and achieve the best possible care for our patients and improve their quality of life.

We aim to build an environment where you love the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. From the financial advisor handling our health care resources, to the IT professional enabling life-saving data, to the nurse and physician on the front line of patient care, everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Together, we build outstanding workplaces.

 

Apply now to join our excellent team.

One team, best pharmacy care, better lives.

 

Detailed Overview

The Pharmacy Technician operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and scope/standards of practice for Pharmacy Technicians, as outlined by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards and unit specific protocols.


Processes medication orders that are clinically reviewed for therapeutic appropriateness and approved by a Pharmacist; receives verbal and non-verbal prescriptions from practitioners and ensures that prescriptions are complete and authentic; prepares, processes and compounds prescriptions, ensures the accuracy and completeness of dispensed prescriptions prepared by self or others by verifying order entries and/or performing the final check of dispensed prescriptions; processes prescriptions for temporary inpatient leaves of absence; transfers prescriptions to and receives prescriptions from other pharmacies; enters and ensures the accuracy and completeness of drug and personal health information in the Pharmacy information system; maintains stock levels and performs clerical duties, as assigned.

Responsibilities


  1. Processes clinically reviewed and approved medication orders for distribution to a patient, client, or resident.

  2. Receives prescriptions (verbal and non-verbal) from practitioners and ensures that prescriptions are complete and authentic by performing duties such as verifying allergy status and/or demographics.

  3. Prepares and processes prescriptions by performing duties such as entering orders, counting, measuring, packaging or re-packaging medications and compounding various sterile pharmaceutical products according to established procedures; pre-packages oral, liquid and topical medications into unit-of-use format.

  4. Ensures the accuracy and completeness of dispensed prescriptions prepared by self or others by verifying order entries and/or performing the final check of dispensed prescriptions.

  5. Processes prescriptions for temporary inpatient leave of absence by methods such as reviewing, translating and converting existing inpatient medication orders previously reviewed and approved by a pharmacist.

  6. Enters and ensures the accuracy and completeness of drug and personal health information in the pharmacy information system.

  7. Transfers prescriptions to and receives prescriptions from other pharmacies.

  8. Maintains accurate records such as medication verification and the results of quality assurance checks.

  9. Distributes medications and maintains relevant inventory, ward stock and narcotic records.

  10. Maintains inventory and ward stock levels. Fills ward stock and narcotic requisitions.

  11. Identifies outdated drugs to be returned or destroyed by checking stock for lot expiry dates.

  12. Maintains department work areas by ensuring tidiness and order; stocks pharmaceuticals, labels, containers and glassware in accordance with established procedures and standards.

  13. Performs related clerical duties such as keyboarding, answering telephone, filing and maintaining medication and prescription records.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Grade 12 and graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Current practicing registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.



Skills and Abilities

LEADS Capabilities


Leads Self
Self Awareness: Is aware of own assumptions, values, principles, strengths and limitations.
Manages Self: Takes responsibility for own performance and health.
Develops Self: Actively seeks opportunities and challenges for personal learning, character building and growth.
Demonstrates Character: Models qualities such as honesty, integrity, resilience and confidence.

Engages Others
Fosters the Development of Others: Supports and challenges others to achieve professional and personal goals.
Contributes to the Creation of a Healthy Organization: Creates an engaging environment where others have meaningful opportunities and the resources to fulfill their expected responsibilities.
Communicates Effectively: Listens well. Encourages open exchange of information and ideas using appropriate communication media.
Builds Effective Teams: Facilitates an environment of collaboration and cooperation to achieve results.

Achieves Results
Sets Direction: Inspires vision. Identifies, establishes and communicates clear and meaningful expectations and outcomes.
Strategically Aligns Decisions with Vision, Values and Evidence: Integrates organizational mission, values and reliable, valid evidence to make decisions.
Takes Action to Implement Decisions: Acts in a manner consistent with the organizational values to yield effective, efficient public-centered service. Demonstrates business acumen by efficiently and effectively identifying and managing human, capital, financial and information resources.
Assesses and Evaluates Results: Measures and evaluates outcomes. Holds self and others accountable for results achieved against benchmarks. Corrects course as appropriate.


Develops Coalitions
Builds Partnerships and Networks to Create Results: Creates connections, trust and shared meaning with individuals and groups.
Demonstrates a Commitment to Customers and Service: Facilitates collaboration, cooperation and coalitions among diverse groups and perspectives to improve service.
Mobilizes Knowledge: Employs methods to gather intelligence. Encourages open exchange of information. Uses quality evidence to influence action across the system.
Navigates Socio-Political Environment: Is politically astute. Negotiates through conflict. Mobilizes support.


Systems Transformation
Demonstrates Systems/Critical Thinking: Thinks analytically and conceptually; questions and challenges the status quo to identify issues, solve problems and design and implement effective processes across systems and stakeholders.
Encourages and Supports Innovation: Creates a climate of continuous improvement and creativity aimed at systematic change.
Strategically Oriented to the Future: Scans the environment for ideas, best practices and emerging trends that will shape the system.
Champions and Orchestrates Change: Actively contributes to change processes that improve health service delivery.


Professional/Technical Capabilities:



  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to deal with others effectively

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

  • Ability to keyboard

  • Ability to organize work

  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications

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