Pharmacy Technician (Vaccination Clinics)

April 7 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Health, Medical, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician
Ottawa, ON
Competition Number: 2021-EX-EN-53210294-02
Competition posting date: 2021-04-07
Competition closing date: 2021-05-03

Ottawa Public Health, Health Promotion Service
Casual Positions
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $31.036 to $36.317 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Location: Various Vaccination Clinics

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Health

Ottawa Public Health operations are currently operation 7 days a week on a Monday to Sunday schedule working various shifts in the days, evenings and weekends that may be scheduled up to 11:30pm. The available shifts and shift lengths will be forwarded to staff for their review and will be assigned appropriately to arrange operational coverage.

Job Summary

Ottawa Public Health requires a pharmacy technician to coordinate and provide pharmacy support for the provision of Covid 19 vaccines at mass vaccination clinics. Must be available to work any shifts including days, weekends and evenings.

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. Ensures safe, accurate and efficient preparation, checking and dispensing of medications, particularly Covid-19 vaccine in accordance with professional standards, policies and procedures. Provides vaccine related information and training material to physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team. Supports OPH with training and/or orienting staff with respect to storage, handling and distribution, as well as preparation and dispensing of the vaccine. Also, participates in Quality Assurance programs, drug utilization reviews, workload measurements

Education & Experience

2-year Community College Diploma for a Registered Pharmacy Technician.

Minimum 1-year experience in pharmaceutical inventory management, including 6 months related experience in sterile product preparation.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Certificate of Registration as a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists or approved equivalent.

Completion of an Ontario College Pharmacists approved injection training course.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.

English oral, reading, writing required.


  • Vaccines and vaccine storage and handling, product sensitivities and inventory management procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant Federal and Provincial statutes, Regulations or Acts such as the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS), Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines, Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), and the Ontario Immunization Schedule.
  • General office equipment.
  • Office practices and procedures, including records management.
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers

Competencies & Skills

  • Organize work assignment to accommodate priorities.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Interact with health professionals and members of the public in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team setting.
  • Utilize lab equipment, personal computer and inventory management software programs.
  • Generate computerized reports.
  • Set up and maintain filing system.
  • Proofread and edit documents processed.
  • Use scanner and color printer, fax machine and other office equipment effectively and efficiently.

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply" button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online .

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre (link sends e-mail) at 613-580-2424, extension 47411

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