Registered Pharmacy Technician – Long Term Care & Central Fill


Requisition ID: 182002
Career Group: Pharmacy Careers
Job Category: Pharmacy
Travel Requirements: 0 – 10%
Job Type: Full-Time

Country: Canada (CA)
Province: Nova Scotia
City: Dartmouth
Location: 2348 Central Fill Pharmacy
Postal Code: B3B 0M6

Sobeys Inc. is a growing Canadian company. We are a market leader in grocery and pharmacy that operate under multiple banners spanning over 1,600 stores in communities across the country.

Our family of over 131,000 teammates and franchise affiliates are on a mission to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our teammates.
Our national pharmacy team is proudly Canadian, with pharmacies from coast to coast in our various banners. Depending on your province you would recognize us as Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, Foodland, Lawtons Drugs or FreshCo.

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The Long Term Care Pharmacy Technician position is a regulated position that requires the individual to be licensed with the NS College of Pharmacy.

This Continuing Care dispensary in Burnside is not open to the public. The RPT will work with a team of professionals (which includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants) to provide patient care and timely access to prescriptions for our nursing home residents.

RPTs in continuing care practice to full scope, under the indirect supervision of a pharmacist. The authorized duties of the technician are limited by legal restrictions imposed by individual Provincial Pharmacy Regulatory bodies.

It is essential that both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians clearly understand which functions and duties may be performed by the RPT and which duties may not be undertaken by the RPT.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

RPT’s in Long Term Care will have independent authority, responsibility, and liability (required by legislation to have liability insurance) to prepare, process and compound prescriptions including:
Medication reconciliation for all new admissions and readmissions to Long Term Care
Checking weekly cycle fills (ensuring technical accuracy for regular maintenance medications packed through automation)
Learning and being familiar with the necessary process needed for accurate automation
Working with various electronic medication administration platforms, including Catalyst and Point Click Care
Working with pharmacy automation including PacMed, PacVision and PacRoll software
Working directly with the pharmacist to ensure appropriate patient care which requires knowledge of technician and pharmacist scope of practice
Support and manage daily workflow in the dispensary
Support off site vaccination clinics and perform immunizations for LTC residents
Receive and transcribe verbal prescriptions from practitioners (with the exception of verbal narcotic and benzodiazepine prescriptions)
Ensure that a prescription is complete and authentic
Transfer prescriptions to and receive prescriptions from other pharmacies
Ensure the accuracy of a prepared prescription
Perform the final check of a prepared prescription
Ensure the accuracy of drug and personal health information in patient records

RPTs in Central Fill will be:
Working with pharmacy automation including VBMs (blister card automation) and ScriptPros (vial filling automation)
Working with various pharmacy software programs like Kroll and Nexia
Learning and being familiar with the necessary process needed for accurate automation
Ensure the accuracy of a prepared prescription

What you have to offer:
Completion of Pharmacy Technician Certificate
Licensed in NS
Strong communication skills
Speaking with other health care professionals including pharmacists, nurses, physicians, and nurse practitioners
Ability to work independently within a fast-paced, team environment
Exceptional time management and organizational skills
Ability to multi-task and problem solve
Reliable transportation

What we have to offer:
A competitive total compensation package that will vary by role and location
Flexible work life arrangements to meet your lifestyle needs

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Job Type: Full-time

Application question(s):
Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
Are you a Registered Pharmacy Technician in Nova Scotia?
Are you injection certified?

Work Location: In person