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Pharmacy Technician

Brandon, MB
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • Day , Evening

  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

* Successful completion of a CCAPP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Certificate or the program prescribed by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba for candidates who successfully complete a non-CCAPP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Certificate
* Recognized or eligible to be recognized as a Pharmacy Technician by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) Pharmacy Technician Certificate
* Completion or eligible to complete the CPhM Pharmacy Technician Structured Practical Training Program and CPhM Pharmacy Technician Jurisprudence Examination
* Ability to pass and maintain Regional Pharmacy Program Pharmacy Technician competency assessments
* Province of Manitoba Class 5 Drivers License, or equivalent from province of residence, and access to a personal vehicle to provide service within Prairie Mountain Health Knowledge of medical terminology essential
* Demonstrated competency in pharmaceutical calculations
* Supports the Philosophy, Mission, Goals and Objectives of the Regional Pharmacy Program and the sites it services
* Proficiency with Microsoft programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), as well as Internet applications and other Information Technology
* Demonstrated leadership
* Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
* Ability to prioritize in a changing environment
* Strong organizational, decision making and problem solving skills
* Ability to display independent judgment
* Ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population
* Ability to respect and promote confidentiality
* Ability to perform the duties of the position on a regular basis


Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager and under the general supervision of a Pharmacist or other Pharmacy Technician, the incumbent is responsible for providing supportive technical functions for the Regional Pharmacy Program; which may include drug distribution, dispensing, order entry, prepackaging, inventory control, travel, and sterile product preparation. The Pharmacy Technician functions as an integral part of the health care team and performs all duties in accordance with the policies and procedures of Prairie Mountain Health.



1. Procures, stores, prepares, compounds, packages, maintains, issues and distributes drugs, chemicals and supplies in accordance with policy, directives and procedures of the Regional Pharmacy Program. Completes related clerical duties (document, record, price, and file).

2. Reviews the information in a prescription for compliance with federal and provincial law.

3. Upon approval by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba and as approved by a pharmacist manager, before a drug is dispensed, performs a final check when the process of preparing the drug for dispensing was performed by another technician, pharmacy assistant, student or intern.

4. Dispenses a drug if a pharmacist has approved filling the prescription.

5. Identifies drug related problems that require referral to a pharmacist.

6. Provides instructions to a patient about the operation of defined medical devices.

7. In an outpatient pharmacy, asks a practitioner and receives his or her instructions for refilling an active prescription without change to the prescription.

8. Performs necessary tasks at an external dispensing site.

9. Precepts and trains Pharmacy Technicians-in-training, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technician students, Pharmacy Assistants, and pharmacy interns who are performing the above tasks.

10. Maintains current competencies that underlie the main duties of a Pharmacy Technician.

11. Provides annually to their supervisor, a record of continuing education requirements to maintain their eligibility to be a Pharmacy Technician under the legislation of the Pharmaceutical Act and Regulations.

12. Acts as a pharmacy information resource for other health care professionals within their scope.

13. Participates in quality assurance, quality improvement and quality control activities, including preparing records, charts, and oral reports.

14. Assists with the collection of required information and maintenance of databases.

15. Maintains current knowledge of the Hospital Disaster and Contingency Plans and the requirements of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Workplace Health and Safety.

16. Adheres to all safety and health regulations and safe work practices.

17. Pharmacy Technician may also perform all the duties of a pharmacy assistant

18. Other duties as assigned


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