Life at Guelph General Hospital

Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Department (25 FTEs) provides service to the entire hospital including both distribution and clinical pharmacy support.  Pharmacy Technicians (13 FTEs) are responsible for providing a variety of services including medication distribution, (order entry, dispensing, checking and delivery), manufacturing and sterile product preparation, including chemotherapy.  As well the Technicians are responsible for maintaining the Omnicell automated medication cabinets in the patient care units and for packaging medications in unit doses using automated equipment. Technicians are cross-trained for different roles by successfully completing certification programs. A new role for technicians at GGH is as a BPMH (Best Possible Medication History) Technician.


We currently have an employment opportunity for a casual Pharmacy Technician. While this position will start on a casual basis, it will lead to regular part-time employment in the future.  The successful candidate must be regulated as a Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists, or be a Pharmacy Assistant due to become regulated no later than March 31, 2015. Along with previous hospital pharmacy experience, the applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, and a good understanding of medication safety and quality assurance. Proficiency with computers is required and knowledge of MEDITECH software and pharmacy automation (e.g. Pacmed and Omnicell) would be an asset.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume with reference to Job # NU-14-018 to:

Guelph General Hospital is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities.

This position will contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.


While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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