Pharmacy Technician (Casual)

Pharmacy Ottawa, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: ROM23-043E
Title: Pharmacy Technician (Casual)
Position Status: Casual
FTE: 0
Job Schedule: Days/Evenings/Weekends
Department: Pharmacy
Union: OPSEU Local 479
Site: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 2

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.


The following essential duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all inclusive:

  • All aspects of Pharmacy Technician tasks as defined in the NAPRA Standards Practice for Pharmacy Technician practice from the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
  • Understand and operate Meditech and Kroll Pharmacy software, Omnicell XT, OCRA, PacMed, and all systems supporting the dispensing and distribution function.
  • Participate in the distribution process and Pharmacy support responsibilities.
  • Participate in Medication Reconciliation Activities.
  • Packaging and delivery of pharmaceutical products to patient care units or other facilities as needed; may require lifting boxes of varying weights ranging from 1 – 20 lbs.
  • Packaging, preparation and ensuring shipment of products as required.
  • Communicate performance and quality standards expectations to fellow teammates (technicians and Pharmacy support personnel).
  • Ensure the proper flow and documentation of prescription distribution is followed at all times.
  • Ensure appropriate quality controls are in place and communicate to pharmacy teams and facility partners in situations in which quality may have been compromised.
  • Utilize good communication skills and possess the ability to multi-task.
  • Carry out duties according to procedures and guidelines based on pharmacy standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Be responsible for the accurate and timely completion of daily job duties and responsibilities.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to the Royal’s Harassment-Free Workplace policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) is mandatory.
  • Previous hospital experience is an asset.
  • Experienced in performing pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Familiar with commonly used health care terminology.
  • Professional attitude, honest and dependable.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Attentive to details.
  • Customer-service oriented.
  • Familiar with the pharmacy law, ethics, conduct related law, privacy and liability issues within pharmacy settings.
  • Must successfully complete standard training upon hire, i.e. pharmacy systems, applicable technology, etc.
  • Familiar with basic inventory skills related to storage, security and legal issues.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension, expression reading and writing. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.

Salary Range: $29.23 to  $33.70 per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.