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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Central North Correctional Centre
Job Term:
1 Temporary 6 months with possible extension
Job Code:
C61202 - Pharmacy Technician 2 (COR)
$970.89 - $1,145.58 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Ministry of the Solicitor General, Central North Correctional Centre, seeks a Registered Pharmacy Technician to provide pharmaceutical services in a maximum-security correctional facility.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will provide technical assistance and support to the pharmacist in the following:

• Receive, process and fill prescriptions
• Review drug alerts, prepare bulk solutions, pre-package and label medications/prescriptions
• Monitor the quantity of supplies and expiry dates
• Maintain records and statistics (e.g., inventory levels, month-end reports, usage, and drug distribution)
• Update patient medication profiles using a computerized drug distribution system
• Document in patients' health care records in accordance to the Ontario College of Pharmacists Professional Standards and ministry policy
• Ensure pharmacy practices are aligned with the security requirements of the institution

How do I qualify?


• You are a registered Pharmacy Technician in good standing with the Ontario College of Pharmacists

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

• You have knowledge of drug theory, evidence-based pharmaceutical practice, current treatment modalities, community pharmacy resources and the Ontario College of Pharmacists Professional Standards
• You have knowledge of controlled drug designations and related record maintenance procedures
• You have knowledge of metrology and arithmetic, and the use of the system of weights and measures to fill prescriptions accurately
• You can interpret and apply relevant legislation (i.e., Regulated Health Care Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act) to ensure health care services are provided within legislative requirements

Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills

• You can exercise sound judgment and work independently to ensure prescription parameters are within therapeutic guidelines
• You can comply with relevant policy and standards when processing medication orders
• You can recognize and document any unusual trends in drug usage
• You can identify and discuss discrepancies in products supplied, and report to manager on situations requiring attention

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can respond to inquiries and exercise sensitivity when communicating with staff and patients
• You can provide explanations on the use of medications and side-effects
• You can prepare reports on drug usage, data and correspondence

Hours of Work

• The hours of work are 36.25 hours per week. You are expected to work rotating shifts in the pharmacy unit that provides 7 days per week service, up to 16 hours a day

Computer Skills

• You can use computerized order entry and manual pharmacy record keeping systems
• You can use Inventory control systems to order medications and/or supplies

Additional Information:

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Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Monday, November 23, 2020
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • C-CL-156959/20
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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