Pharmacy Technician - Repost

Burin Peninsula Health Centre
Pharmacy Program - Distribution
Temporary, Full-Time (until March 31, 2020 with the possibility of extension)

Hours: 75 bi-weekly (8 hour shifts; days, weekends)
Salary: CG-29 ($24.52 - $27.23 per hour)
Competition Number: 2019000336
Posted Date: February 19, 2019
Closing Date: Opened until filled

About Us

Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary

The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for the technical tasks of the Pharmacy operations. These duties include dispensing pharmaceuticals, re-stocking nursing units, filling prescriptions, delivering narcotics, preparation of I.V. solutions, ordering from pharmaceutical companies, compounding, record keeping and performing other related duties as required.

Job Demands

  • By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
  • Regularly stands or walks when performing activities.
  • Constantly carries medication bins weighing up to 5 lbs unilaterally over long distances in the hospital distributing medications and lifts objects less than 10 lbs, regularly lifts stock between 10-20 lbs.
  • Occasionally performs activities involving awkward or cramped positions requiring bending, stretching, and lifting objects.
  • Constantly uses fine finger/precision work using hand tools, visual concentration is required to read drug orders, calculate dosages, ensure medications are dispensed properly, and to inspect and check drug amounts/preparations.
  • Constantly requires a higher level of alertness and concentration where exact results and precision are required when filling, labeling, and dispensing medications.
  • Constantly eye/hand coordination is required for computer work and to dispense medications.
  • Works under tight time pressures with an unpredictable work pace.

Job Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized (accredited) Pharmacy Technician Program or equivalent is required.
  • Current licensure and in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board is required.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work both collaboratively and with a high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in an interdisciplinary environment team environment.
  • Exhibited strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated keyboarding and computer skills.
  • A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a reposted position. Those who have already applied, need not re-apply. Open to male and female applicants.

Open to internal and external applicants; however preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE HS Bargaining Units.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (ext.5-2)

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

Important Notice:

Effective, March 18, 2019, Eastern Health will begin electronic advertising of all NAPE HS vacancies on a daily basis (Monday - Friday) using eRecruit ( With this change NAPE HS vacancies will no longer be advertised on internal physical job boards.

NAPE employees should note that as per Article 15, NAPE Pilot Project, employees who are "offered a position shall immediately advise the employer of his/her decision to accept the appointment". Employees requiring further details of the position must obtain this in advance of the job offer.

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