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Pharmacy Technician – PFT – Pharmacy

Halton Healthcare Services

This is a Contract position in Oakville, ON posted May 18, 2023.

Posting #: 2023-917912


Position: Pharmacy Technician – Drug Access Facilitator

Department: Pharmacy; Cancer Clinic

Status: Permanent Full-Time

Hours: Monday to Friday, Days (Hours subject to change based on operational needs)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers. We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative center of excellence in community hospital care.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a Pharmacy Technician to assist patients in accessing medications via coordination of third party insurers and publically funded programs (e.g., Ontario Drug Benefit, Special Access Programs, Trillium Program) or explore other funding modalities. This individual will be working closely with the oncology care team (physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists) through effective evaluation, facilitation, and coordination to ensure optimal patient care outcomes.

This is what you will be doing:

  • Assist and educate patients in exploration of drug funding routes through public and private support and funding options (e.g., ODB, EAP, SAP, Trillium, Industry sponsored patient assistance programs, compassionate and third party plans)
  • Gathering necessary information for completion and submission to available funding programs. Perform regular follow up on submitted applications and provide routine status updates to patients and oncology care team as required
  • Coordinating with various programs (e.g., Oncology Assistance Programs, compassionate support programs) in a timely manner to aid in medication administration. Coordination with LHIN partners if patient treatment is transferred to other hospitals
  • May be required to perform other tasks and duties as assigned

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Completion of a recognized college level Pharmacy Assistant or Technician Program required
  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP)
  • Previous experience with intravenous admixture service, including sterile preparation of oncological medication preferred
  • Oncology-related experience in an acute care setting of Hospital practice
  • Knowledge of Cancer Care Ontario New Drug Funding Program guidelines, policies and procedures preferred
  • Experience with third party payers and assistance programs, preferred
  • Must be well-organized, self-directed, set priorities, and manage time effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous hospital experience with unit dose and/or automated drug distribution system technologies (e.g. dispensing cabinets, high speed packagers, robotic packaging or picking equipment, bar code verification, etc.) preferred
  • Sound knowledge of Pharmacy information systems in relation to oncology preferred
  • Flexible, punctual and have a satisfactory employment and attendance record
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position

Date Posted: April 18, 2023

Internal applicants due by: April 25, 2023

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. We ask for everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.

All Halton Healthcare staff, professional staff and volunteers are encouraged to be vigilant about identifying and reporting safety incidents in their everyday practice. They also have a role in analysis, recommendations and follow through to implementation