Job title: Pharmacy Automation Lead

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job description: Req ID: 179678
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance – QEII
Department: PHAR Pharmacy QEII
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: 16-May-24Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.About the OpportunityReporting to the Pharmacy Director, the Pharmacy Automation Lead is responsible for providing a high level of organization and support for local Pharmacy Automation Strategy. The tasks performed by the Pharmacy Automation Lead are essential to provide accurate and timely data and reporting for decision-making and day-to-day automation optimization. The Pharmacy Automation Lead works closely with zonal pharmacy leaders and the pharmacy automation team, and liaises with the Technology-Enabled Practice team, and project managers to support automation planning and implementation activities which may include coordinating equipment purchases, space planning and readiness assessment. The Pharmacy Automation Lead is responsible to manage and coordinate interprofessional automation training and education, develop learning materials, as well as providing support to leaders across the province in coordinating the education for their areas. This role will also include general project management procedures that may involve balancing large-scale projects, often with multiple competing tasks, and other activities such as preparing documents, communications, agendas, meeting minutes, and decision requests.About YouWe would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) required
  • Two years’ experience as a pharmacy technician/pharmacy practice assistant, in a hospital is required
  • Able to travel to all sites within Central Zone, required
  • Licensure and registration in Nova Scotia as a Pharmacy Technician (NSCP) required
  • If there are no candidates who meet the above qualification, Pharmacy Practice Assistants may be considered
  • Drug administration by injection technical permit (Pharmacy Technician) an asset
  • Experience as a pharmacy technician/pharmacy practice assistant, preferably in a hospital, an asset
  • Knowledge of sterile technique and special precautions used with chemotherapy are an asset
  • Experience in unit dose drug distribution systems, automation technology, decentralized medication dispensing cabinets, an asset
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, inventory control and record keeping
  • Demonstrated good decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical calculations related to medications
  • Knowledge of the law and regulations pertaining to the receipt, storage and distribution of prescription and narcotic drugs
  • Basic typing skills or computer/keyboard experience; skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, etc.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.Hours

Sessional Instructor - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science
  • Long Assignment / 100% FTE / 75 Hours Bi-weekly
  • Approximately 1 year

Compensation and Incentives$29.04 – $36.29 HourlySuccessful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.Once You’ve AppliedThank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.Follow Us!

Location: Halifax, NS

Job date: Sat, 11 May 2024 05:47:39 GMT