Aseptic Team Lead
Toronto, ON

The Team Lead of Sterile Compounding is responsible for overseeing all of the daily aspects of sterile compounding of that takes place within the pharmacy. Through direct oversight into the compounding operations, the Team Lead will ensure that all orders are prepared on time and in accordance with the governing standards.

Major Accountabilities

Responsible for supervising and managing all cleanroom personnel (cleanroom technicians) and activities within the cleanroom
Provide continuous positive leadership and guidance to all cleanroom technicians on proper aseptic practices; cleanroom behaviours and compounding workflow
Work in a fast-paced environment; work with minimal supervision; delegate tasks and be able to make quick decisions
Monitor daily production; prioritize and manage batch compounding
Perform in-process checks inside the cleanroom
Manage cleanroom daily activities
maintain direct contact with on-site pharmacists and supervisor; provide leadership and mentoring to all cleanroom technicians Perform aseptic compounding activities while ensuring full compliance with SOP’s and applicable aseptic technique practices
Provide technical expertise in the areas of aseptic technique in accordance with the USP 797 for Sterile Preparation and Compounding
Operate, maintain, and monitor aseptic filling operations
Maintain all training required for aseptic and compounding process
Verify labels of all materials used in the preparation process
Clean and sterilize the aseptic clean room, supplies and Laminar Airflow Hood in accordance with the pharmacy approved Principles of Asepsis
Prepare and maintain all required reports and records including, area cleaning logs, equipment logs, and inventory logs
Thoroughly and accurately complete documentation regarding the processing of materials
Ensure supplies are assembled, disinfected and transferred to the Aseptic clean room appropriately
Participate in the stock control, ordering and dispensing of aseptically compounded products
Maintain and update aseptic supply as required
Communicate with pharmacy team members for order quantity updates to ensure proper inventory levels
Ensure time is accurately managed between the different aseptic compounded products so inventory levels are maintained
Other duties in other areas of the pharmacy, as assigned
Education and job experience

College Diploma from an accredited pharmacy institution
1-3 years pharmacy experience
At least 1 year experience in Sterile Compounding / Aseptic Techniques.
Specific skills

Knowledge of USP 797 for Sterile Compounding Preparations
Perform all aseptic technical duties involved in sterile compounding.
Ability to work independently in an aseptic environment Strong computer skills in a Windows environment using MS Office (Excel, Word)
Knowledge of pharmacy software
Highly organized with very strong attention to detail
Proven ability to manage time, set priorities and multi-task in order to meet various competing work deadlines
Flexibility in working overlapping shifts (i.e. one or two weekly 12 pm - 8 pm rotating shifts)
Experience in the healthcare is an asset
This position requires a significant degree of precision and adherence to procedures and policies
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