Pharmacy Technician Job in Canada

Pharmacy Technician Job in Canada


Job title: Pharmacy Technician

Company: Alberta Health Services

Expected salary:

Location: Calgary, AB

Pharmacy Technician Job Details:


Your Opportunity:

Central Production Facility (CPF) is an offsite facility located in Northeast Calgary, that provides services to the AHS pharmacies within the Urban and Rural Calgary Zone. Our services include but are not limited to, sterile and non-sterile compounding, unit dose oral solids and liquid prepackaging, and inventory procurement and distribution. The regulated pharmacy technicians are valued members of the Calgary Zone pharmacy team because they ensure medications are prepared, checked, and distributed in accordance with strict timelines. Core duties may include, but are not limited to: Setup, preparation, repackaging, and final product checking of sterile/batching compounded preparation (required to lift up to 30lb, required to work with arms extended for sustained periods of time push/pull carts). Setup, preparation, and checking of non-sterile compounding (repetitive wrist and hand movement required). Setup and a final check of oral solids, liquids, non-sterile compounding, and prepackaging. Setup, preparation, and checking of Total Parental Nutrition (TPN). (required to lift up to 30lb and occasionally 50lb, required to work with arms extended for sustained periods of time and repetitive hand and wrist movement required). Setup, preparation, and checking of Automated Packaging medications using PacMED and PacVision. Picking and checking patient-specific compounded sterile preparations. (Required to bend repetitively and lift up to 30 lb.) Performing and completing daily operations efficiently, accurately, and safely within strict timelines. Providing guidance to and assisting with the training and orientation of staff and students. Maintaining a high standard of performance through the completion of internal validation programs that assess proficiency in identified tasks such as aseptic technique and final product checking.


As a Pharmacy Technician I, you will be responsible for the preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical products. You will receive and triage medication orders, compound and repackage medication and prepare sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products.

  • Classification: Pharmacy Technician
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Unit and Program: Pharmacy
  • Primary Location: Pharmacy Central Production
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 16-AUG-2023
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 28-AUG-2023
  • Temporary End Date: 28-AUG-2024
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $31.13
  • Maximum Salary: $38.98
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Completion of a CCAPP-accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) as a Pharmacy Technician. Additional Required Qualifications:

Required to compound sterile preparations and work with arms extended for sustained periods of time. 1+ years’ experience in sterile compounding within the last 5 years. Required to lift from 30-50 pounds, bending repetitively, push/pull carts. 2+ years’ Prior hospital or Central Production Facility experience within the last 5 years. Demonstrated communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work in teams. Demonstrated computer or word processing skills. Committed to continual personal quality improvement and lifelong learning. Preferred Qualifications:

1+ years’ experience with non-sterile and sterile compounding and batching (within the last 5 years). Experience with Connect care computer program. 1+ years’ Checking Certified (within the last 5 years). 1+ years’ experience with TPN Compounding (within the last 5 years). 1+ years’ experience with Pac Vision checking (within the last 5 years). Membership with a pharmacy professional organization preferred.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

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