Registered Pharmacy Technician, Long Term Care (FT)

Job Description

Registered Pharmacy Technician, Long Term Care (FT)

Requisition ID:  178669

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  In-Store Pharmacy 

Travel Requirements:  0 – 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Dartmouth

Location: 2348 Lawtons Continuing Care 

Postal Code: B3B 0M6 


Sobeys Inc. is a growing Canadian company. We are a market leader in grocery and pharmacy that operate under multiple banners spanning over 1500 stores in communities across the country. Our family of over 134,000 teammates and franchise affiliates are on a mission to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our teammates.

Our national pharmacy team is proudly Canadian, with pharmacies from coast to coast in our various banners. Depending on your province you would recognize us as Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, Foodland, Lawtons Drugs or FreshCo.

Ready to Make an impact?


The Long Term Care Pharmacy Technician position is a regulated position that requires the individual to be licensed with the NS College of Pharmacy. This Continuing Care dispensary in Burnside is not open to the public. The RPT will work with a team of professionals (which includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants) to provide patient care and timely access to prescriptions for our nursing home residents. RPTs in continuing care practice to full scope, under the indirect supervision of a pharmacist. The authorized duties of the technician are limited by legal restrictions imposed by individual Provincial Pharmacy Regulatory bodies. It is essential that both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians clearly understand which functions and duties may be performed by the RPT and which duties may not be undertaken by the RPT.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:



RPT’s in Long Term Care will have independent authority, responsibility, and liability (required by legislation to have liability insurance) to prepare, process and compound prescriptions including:

• Medication reconciliation for all new admissions and readmissions to Long Term Care

• Checking weekly cycle fills (ensuring technical accuracy for regular maintenance medications packed through automation)

• Learning and being familiar with the necessary process needed for accurate automation

• Working with various electronic medication administration platforms, including Catalyst and Point Click Care

• Working with pharmacy automation including PacMed, PacVision and PacRoll software

• Working directly with the pharmacist to ensure appropriate patient care which requires knowledge of technician and pharmacist scope of practice

• Support and manage daily workflow in the dispensary

• Support off site vaccination clinics and perform immunizations for LTC residents

• Receive and transcribe verbal prescriptions from practitioners (with the exception of verbal narcotic and benzodiazepine prescriptions)

• Ensure that a prescription is complete and authentic

• Transfer prescriptions to and receive prescriptions from other pharmacies

• Ensure the accuracy of a prepared prescription

• Perform the final check of a prepared prescription

• Ensure the accuracy of drug and personal health information in patient records


What you have to offer:




• Completion of Pharmacy Technician Certificate

• Licensed in NS

• Strong communication skills

• Speaking with other health care professionals including pharmacists, nurses, physicians, and nurse practitioners

• Ability to work independently within a fast-paced, team environment

• Exceptional time management and organizational skills

• Ability to multi-task and problem solve

• Reliable transportation



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