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University Health Network Pharmacy Technician in Toronto, Ontario

Pharmacy Technician - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Pharmacy Technician

Site: Toronto General Hospital

Department: Pharmacy

Reports to: Manager

Salary Range: $28.44 - $32.79 per hour (Start rate: $28.44 per hour in accordance with collective agreement requirements)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Days, Evenings, Weekends

Status: Temporary, Full Time (11 Mths)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Pharmacy Technician in our Pharmacy Department.

The Energy of the City. The Rewards of a Great Career.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first” , encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education . The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning” , the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here ( .


As an integral member of the Pharmacy serving inpatients and ambulatory care patients, the PHARMACY TECHNICIAN is responsible for assisting the pharmacists in the technical aspects of drug distribution within the professional practice functional area. In addition to performing the assigned duties competently within his/her teams, he/she is also responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of pharmacy teams on various sites; including working under the direct supervision of the pharmacists; preparing both sterile and non-sterile extemporaneous products; participating in the training of new employees and performing other duties and responsibilities consistent with the job classification. A registered Pharmacy technician will be able to expand on their scope of practice to cost-effectively manage additional workflow.



  • Completion of an accredited college level Pharmacy Technician Program required and if graduated prior to 2008, Certification with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (CPhT) or completion of Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Exam required.

  • Certificate of competency from the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada preferred.

  • Active licensure with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) as Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) preferred.

  • Eligibility to register with OCP as RPhT required.


  • Two years practical and related experience preferred.

  • Certification (R.Ph.T.) by the Ontario College of Pharmacists required.

  • Previous hospital experience with cytotoxic drug safe handling and sterile intravenous admixture service preferred.

  • Previous hospital experience with automation technology preferred.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships:

  • Membership with a professional pharmacy association is an asset.

Additional Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and to manage competing priorities/deadlines.

  • Ability to learn and troubleshoot changing technologies/machinery (e.g. automated dispensing cabinets).

  • Ability to work variable shifts.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

POSTED DATE: October 14, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

Posting #882990

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.