Registered Pharmacy Technician

Local Housing Corporation Newmarket Housing And Residential Services York Region

Registered Pharmacy Technician 25867

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Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Public Health Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 12 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: October 22, 2020
Number Of Positions: 2


Salary: $40.60 to $44.12 per hour
This is an Addition to staff
Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30pm

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Infectious Diseases Control instead of Supervisor, Vaccine Inventory is responsible for ensuring publicly-funded vaccines used in public health immunization clinics and by community healthcare providers are distributed, transported, stored and handled in a manner that prevents wastage and preserves the safety, integrity and potency of the vaccines; conducting perpetual vaccine inventory management which includes the cycle counting, order, distribution, and return processes; attending premises to conduct annual routine cold chain inspections of refrigeration units that store publicly-funded vaccines and required follow ups if necessary; ensuring cold chain monitoring and storage systems including purpose-built refrigeration units, passive and active vaccine transport containers are maintained clean and in good repair; attending provincial and local work groups related to vaccine safety and inventory to ensure that current and best practices are integrated into the program’s work flows and processes.

Major Responsibilities

•Distributes (picking, packing, shipping & delivery) publicly-funded vaccines and applies current best practices throughout all processes.
•Implements quantity and quality control measures to prevent distribution errors, product wastage, and overstocking of publicly-funded vaccines at internal and external customer holding points.
•Conducts, on an annual or as needed basis, cold chain inspections to ensure Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) standards are met and follow up with premises that do not meet the minimum standards.
•Supports accurate data entry of vaccine ordering, distribution, and returns within the provincial database system (Panorama).
•Conducts cycle counting of the current perpetual inventory prior to submitting orders to OGP to ensure physical counts reflect provincial database system counts.
•Gathers customer information that store publicly-funded vaccines and ensures that data inputted into the provincial database system is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and concise.
•Inspects and ensures vaccine storage and handling areas and equipment are maintained clean and in good repair.
•Responds to customer inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate.


•Successful completion of an accredited Community College Diploma for a Registered Pharmacy Technician or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Certificate of Registration as a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists or approved equivalent.
•Minimum three (3) years’ experience in pharmaceutical inventory management.
•Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check.
•Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license free of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act and a reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
•Sound knowledge of vaccines and vaccine storage and handling conditions such as cold chain requirements.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by November 4, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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