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Registered Pharmacy Technician (Casual)


Penetanguishene, ON, CANADA

Healthcare Services and Wellness

As a Catholic hospital, we are committed to providing excellence in specialized mental health and addictions services grounded in research and education and guided by faith-based values. As an inspired organization, we will change lives by leading the advancement and delivery of compassionate care.
Located 150 km from Toronto on the shores of Georgian Bay in historic Penetanguishene, Waypoint is a 301-bed hospital providing an extensive range of acute and longer-term psychiatric inpatient as well as outpatient services. Waypoint is proud to be affiliated with numerous colleges and universities, including its role as a University of Toronto teaching hospital and academic research centre. As the region's only specialty mental health hospital and the province's only maximum secure forensic hospital, you can realize your career goals within our innovative and transforming environment. The Midland/ Penetanguishene area boasts four-season lifestyle opportunities ranging from outdoor recreation to cultural activities, and combines a small town feel with easy access to many urban amenities.

Position Title: Registered Pharmacy Technician            Job Class:  Pharmacy Technician

Dept/Program: Pharmacy                                                 Rate of Pay: $26.10 - $29.87

Employment Type: Casual                                                Employee Group: OPSEU

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday - as needed                  Posting Date: January 12, 2018

Posting Type: Open                                                         Number: 1

The Director of Pharmacy is currently seeking a Registered Pharmacy Technician. The purpose of the position is to perform, all technical functions of a major psychiatric hospital pharmacy department, including drug distribution, packaging, order entry and inventory control. To work collaboratively with the pharmacists and other technicians to perform a complete dispensing function.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Dispense medication orders for patients in the hospital including Leave of Absence (LOA), Discharge and Outpatient medications consistent with established procedures, good practice standards and safety requirements (e.g. tech-check-tech certification program as appropriate); provide ward stock to patient care areas and night carts and replenish Code Blue bags as per departmental policy.
  • Operate and maintain machinery used in the distribution process in a safe, effective, and efficient manner (e.g. PacMed, PacVision, MedCarousel, Bullseye Pill Splitter, ADU’s).
  • Issue narcotic and controlled drugs consistent with standards for security including Federal and Provincial legislations; investigate and resolve narcotic discrepancies and maintain appropriate inventory levels in pharmacy and nursing units.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation for purposes of charging issues, crediting returns, and monitor expiry dates, stock levels, etc., and assuring proper storage as defined by the product monograph to maintain drug stability and protect integrity of the product and removal of unofficial supplies.
  • Perform inventory audits and cycle counts on automated equipment based on pharmacy policy; recycle and credit serviceable medication into active stock.
  • Pre-package medication in unit dose, control packaging, patient compliance packaging, barcoding of hazardous medications, or other formats of packaging.
  • Assess acceptable suppliers based on the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary, HealthPRO contracts, departmental contracts and/or facility policies.
  • Determine appropriate quantity to purchase consistent with good inventory control principles and physical space for storage; using the Meditech Materials Management module (MM PHA), place orders maintaining appropriate documentation, e.g., packing slip, purchase order copy, receiving report, invoice copy and other relevant documentation.
  • Order vaccines from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the Hospital as needed, and organize and distribute vaccinations for inpatient population ensuring proper documentation and cold chain procedures are followed.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to new pharmacy and nursing staff on automated dispensing systems.


  • Completion of a recognized Community College Pharmacy Technician course or equivalent required
  • Registration with the College of Pharmacists required (RPh.T designation)
  • Preference for recent and related experience in a hospital setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of drug distribution systems to perform technical functions of unit-dose and ward-stock drug distribution
  • Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Demonstrated reasoning, planning, prioritizing, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Preference for proficiency in French/English language skills

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to by close of business (5:00 pm) on January 22, 2018 quoting Job ID WC18-22  Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified. 

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

For planning purposes, please be advised that final screening of all applicants will be completed by February 14th, 2018.   All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is a University of Toronto teaching hospital and academic research centre located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene.

An internationally recognized facility, we provide an extensive range of both acute and longer-term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services. Waypoint provides the province’s only high secure forensic mental health program for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems.

Join us and be part of a new era in mental health care — a new name, mission, 200 bed forensic hospital, clinical services plan, vision for information technology, research and academics, and much more.

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Innovation and Exceptional Care

Waypoint is a creative, energetic, organization that embraces a set of core values — caring, respect, accountability and innovation. We are committed to maintaining an environment of collaboration with employees and foster a culture of safety within the organization.

Our renowned accredited clinical programs offer opportunities for personal and professional development at all levels, from new graduates to seasoned professionals.

Compassion and Respect

We are a Catholic hospital committed to providing excellence in specialized mental health and addictions services grounded in research and education and guided by faith-based values. 

We treat every person with compassionate sensitivity and recognize the inherent worth of every person and treat them with courtesy.

We will change lives by leading the advancement and delivery of compassionate care. 


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Benefits & Perks

Employee Wellness

We value our employees and strive for a quality workplace environment that provides lifelong learning, growth and well-being.

Employees at Waypoint enjoy a great quality of life that includes outdoor recreation, theatre, shopping, and cultural events in the surrounding area.

Professional Development

We offer extensive educational and training opportunities to help our employees move forward in their careers — including excellent opportunities for mid-career professionals.

Professional development opportunities support staff at all levels from new graduates to seasoned professionals.

Competitive Benefits Package

All of our employees receive an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare and pension options.

Waypoint Centre also provides a Gold standard Wellness Program to support our employees in their personal development and health.

Registered Pharmacy Technician (Casual), WAYPOINT CENTRE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE, Penetanguishene, ON, CANADA