Pharmacy Technician (Full-time Permanent)

Posted on November 25, 2021. Primary Region: Kenora, ON

Competition Number


Job Type

Full-time Permanent








As per CUPE LOCAL 3634 Collective Agreement

$51,789.97 to $59,303.06 annually

Closing Date

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


New and upcoming graduates from eligible pharmacy technician programs are encouraged to apply.

Pharmacy technicians have an incredibly varied set of responsibilities and duties. They are accountable and responsible for the technical aspects of both new and refill prescriptions, (i.e. the correct patient, drug dosage form/route, dose, doctor), and have the authority to sign for the technical check of prescriptions. While both retail and hospital pharmacy technician employment positions are exciting, fast paced and dynamic, hospital pharmacy employment varies significantly from retail pharmacy employment.

The pharmacy technician duties in hospital practice can be broadly divided into four areas: unit-dose and non-unit dose drug distribution, IV admixture and chemotherapy compounding, medication reconciliation for patients admitted to hospital, and clerical duties such as inventory management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • medication order pick-up/delivery of medications, dispensing medication orders, entering medication orders into the pharmacy system, filling and delivery of medication carts, and performing the necessary functions on computers while meeting pharmacy standards for accuracy and speed
  • being able to complete sterile product preparation for IV admixture and chemotherapy/hazardous drugs, utilizing aseptic technique; and being able to complete the necessary mathematical calculations and translating these calculations to the proper equipment to ensure accurate measurement in the preparation of products
  • completing best possible medication histories and interviewing patients, and acting as an integral part of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • inventory management, and ordering and receiving of drugs and supplies.


  • Experience with sterile IV admixture medication preparation or prepared to complete training for sterile IV admixture (hazardous and non-hazardous)
  • Experience with non-sterile compounding or prepared to complete training in non-sterile compounding
  • Current licensure by the Ontario College of Pharmacists in good standing
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative
  • Reliable attendance record

Please apply through the online application process via

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. First consideration will be given to current internal LWDH employees.

Please prepare your application in accordance with the qualifications posted in the job advertisement. Applications will be screened based on the posted qualifications.

The LWDH is committed to diversity and inclusivity in our employment practices. We promote the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity with persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations, including alternative formats, are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807-468-9861


21 Sylvan Street
Kenora, ON

Job type: Full-time

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Lake of the Woods District Hospital