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Pharmacy Assistant

Req # JR - 026571 Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job Category Clinical Date posted 08/27/2020

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The incumbent will be responsible for picking and preparing CIVA batch components for each of the active cleanroom(s).  Perform component sanitization activities for all CIVA batches (I.E. antibiotics, chemotherapy, Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) and narcotics).  Label and package CIVA finished products for dispatch.  Collaborate with CIVA Supervisors, Pharmacists and CIVA Quality team to ensure production workflow and compliance are met daily.  In addition, incumbent will assist and perform other duties as required. 

  • Pick raw materials for cleanroom compounding.  Perform in-process checks to ensure 100% accuracy.  Maintain communication with CIVA cleanrooms to ensure production flow is maintained at an optimal level. 
  • Perform component sanitization for all items entering the cleanroom(s), while ensuring 100% accuracy. 
  • Perform final inspection and label CIVA batch units.  Maintain coordination with CIVA labelling coordinator and Pharmacists to ensure delivery times are met.
  • Assembling boxes and packing finished products for dispatch. Manually load and transfer products between pharmacy areas.
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education Level

Required:

  • High school diploma

Preferred:

  • Pharmacy assistant/technician diploma
  • Pursuing registration as a Pharmacy Technician (R.PhT) with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP)
  • Successful completion of the PEBC evaluation exam or graduation from a CCAPP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Education Program

Major Subjects / Specialties

Required:

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Preferred:

  • Aseptic technique knowledge

Type of Experience

Required:

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing or related experience

Preferred:

  • Hospital pharmacy and/or retail pharmacy experience
  • Cleanroom experience

Years of Experience

Required:

  • 1 – 2 years

Preferred:

  • 2 + years

Additional Skills / Special Training / Technical Skills Required

Required:

  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must demonstrate exceptional decision making abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be able to work all shifts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays)
  • Strong attention to detail and work ethic
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Able to lift approximately 30 lbs. regularly throughout the day
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to stand for extended periods throughout the day
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must be able to follow and retain detailed standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality history
  • Must be able to show drive and a sense of urgency to achieving production deadlines

DECISION MAKING

Decisions

  • Escalating non-conformances and quality issues to the on-site Pharmacists, Supervisor or Quality team
  • Coordinate with Pharmacy Supervisors, Label Coordinators, CIVA Pharmacists, CIVA Customer Service team and cleanroom Team Leads to assist in production workflow.
  • Deal with ambiguity and sense of urgency to ensure production maintains at optimal levels

Challenges

  • Must complete work within tight time constraints
  • Maintain 100% component picking and preparation accuracy
  • Ensure that each component and batch are free from defects
  • Ensure all in-process checks are 100% accurate and completed
  • Ensure all documentation and processes are compliant to GMP and Baxter policies

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