Pharmacy Technician - Odette Cancer Centre

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Date Posted: 10/11/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-6077

Position Type: Regular full-time

Department: Odette Cancer Centre Pharmacy

FTE Status: 1.00

Hours of Work: 8 hrs

Campus Site: Bayview

Shifts Weekday Required: Days

Shifts Weekend Required: Other

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No


Classification: Regular Full-time


Summary of Duties

Pharmacy technicians play a key role in providing personalized pharmaceutical care to cancer patients. The Odette Cancer Centre pharmacy technicians are involved in specialized medication dispensing of take-home medications and interact directly with patients going through an often stressful journey. They routinely solve many logistical problems for our patients and work closely with pharmacists, drug access navigators, nurses and physicians to ensure patients receive their prescriptions accurately and on time. As a specialty pharmacy, a majority of our prescriptions involve complicated adjudication and patient support programs. Odette pharmacy technicians are also responsible for sterile compounding of individualized chemotherapy doses for over 100 patients daily in the chemotherapy clinic. This involves many different drugs as well as clinical trial medications. Several different software programs are used in these dispensing functions, and technicians must also be competent in mathematical calculations and be able to efficiently prioritize multiple demands. Technician duties also include inventory management, ordering and receiving of drugs and supplies.



  • Current licensure by the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Retail pharmacy experience preferred, including experience with Point of Sale systems
  • Knowledge of retail pharmacy computer systems such as Kroll an asset
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Customer service skills and empathetic manner
  • Experience in aseptic medication preparation an asset
  • Knowledge of hospital-based oncology computer systems an asset
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