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Competition Number: J0324-1030
Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
Position Number: 08372
Job Category: Pharmacy (Clerk, Technician, Pharmacist, etc.)
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Équivalent temps complet (%): 100
Collective Agreement / Manual: CUPE-Support Staff
Shift Availability:
Working hours:
07h00-15h00, 07h30-15h30, 08h00-16h00, 08h30-16h30, 09h00-17h00, 10h00-18h00, 11h00-19h00, 12h00-20h00,13h00-21h00, 13h30-21h30, 14h00-22h00
Open Positions: 1
City, Province, Country: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posting Date: April 4, 2024
Closing Date: October 3, 2024
Salary: $31.24 - $35.50/Hour

Company Bio

Hôpital Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone Academic Hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. The hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. In 2018, it earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada, and was designated Best Practices Spotlight Organization by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. With its main partners, the University of Ottawa and La Cité college, as well as other post-secondary programs, Montfort is preparing the next generation of Francophone healthcare professionals. Since 2015, it has joined the ranks of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals through the activities of the Institut du Savoir Montfort, its knowledge institute. As part of its 2016-2021 strategy, Montfort is striving to become your hospital of reference for outstanding services, designed with you and for you. In 2019, it was named one of the world’s top 1000 hospitals. Our daily actions are guided by compassion, respect, mutual support, excellence and accountability.

Summary of Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Pharmacy Manager, in collaboration with the Team Leader and the Pharmacist, Operations Coordinator, you will assist the pharmacist in their functions. You will perform the duties related to filling prescriptions, preparing and distributing medications, managing inventories of medications and supplies that the Pharmacy is responsible for. You will participate in collecting information on the patient’s administration of medication at home. You will actively collaborate with the pharmacist in fulfilling administrative tasks related to your functions. Your key responsibilities will be to:

• Check the first doses prepared by the pharmacy assistants and the magistral formulas
• Verify batches and prepared sterile medications
• Receive and triage prescriptions
• Create, consult and update the patient’s pharmacotherapeutic profile
• Prepare and distribute daily provisions of medications on demand medications
• Conduct research to complete comprehensive medication histories
• Participate in continuously improving work methods, staff training and activity documentation
• Regularly verify inventories of medication stocked on care units, in medication carts, in emergency kits, etc.
• Prepare sterile solutions and extemporaneous products
• Keep up to date any register for controlling the distribution and use of narcotics and controlled drugs
• Ensure maintenance and cleaning of pharmacy equipment and material
• Compile data and participate in drafting statistical and other reports related to the Pharmacy
• Carry out any other related tasks at the request of your immediate supervisor

Profile and Experience

• Valid certificate of registration (permit) to practise as a Pharmacy Technician from the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP)
• Valid certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
• Minimum six (6) months’ experience acquired in the last two (2) years in a community or hospital pharmacy
• Command of aseptic techniques, pharmaceutical mathematics as well as medical and pharmaceutical terminology
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Meditech, use of the Internet)
• Intermediate knowledge of verbal and written French and English


Hôpital Montfort recognizes the importance of its clientele through a collaborative approach employed by all staff members, who also share a sense of responsibility in attaining the highest quality health care.

To accomplish this, you have the following skills:
• Analytical skills
• Interpersonal communication
• Attention to detail
• Autonomy
• Good organization
• Adaptability

Employment Equity
Montfort is committed to employment equity and invites applications from women, Indigenous people, people with disabilities and visible minorities.

If you require accommodation during the assessment period, please notify us by email at as soon as possible. We will review your request and implement appropriate measures to facilitate your full participation in the selection process. Montfort reviews accommodation requests on a case-by-case basis and reserves the right to request supporting documents.

An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent. Only those selected for an examination / interview will be contacted.