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Permanent position, unionized or unionizable nonunionized

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT IN PHARMACY

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2020 December 18

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 900 employees, is part of the Québec health and social services network (Nunavik region). It provides front-line health and social services, notably for prevention, evaluation, diagnostics and treatment, rehabilitation and support, for the population of the Hudson subregion of roughly 7 000 persons. Moreover, it provides services related to youth protection and assumes the administration of Ullivik, located in Dorval, for the Nunavik region. The Ullivik’s mission is to receive Inuit travelling to Montréal to receive health services in participating institutions. The Inuit population is spread among seven communities along the Hudson coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.

Under the responsibility of the pharmacist, the Senior Pharmacy Assistant (ATP) performs the following tasks:
Home of patients and nurses:
Ensure that the order is complete and completes it as required
Ensure that any service request contains the necessary information for the pharmacist's work (e.g., adequate patient identification, transferable or renewable request, need for paper records, etc.)
Search for the patient file in AssystRx or create it according to the standards requested and shared with the Voyer/Tellier pharmacy
Scans each prescription and associates the scanned prescription with the prescription with the patient record
Entering data in AssystRx
Collects the necessary information for the pharmacist's work in the case of a transfer request
Manage the bus to prevent patients from waiting at the pharmacy counter or unnecessarily in the waiting room if they can come back later

Preparing prescriptions:
Account, measure and condition drugs according to their pharmaceutical form
Correctly identifies medications on behalf of each patient
Ensure that every prescription entered and/or prepared is checked by a pharmacist before handing over to the patient
Magistrale: identifies the appropriate recipe, performs the necessary calculations, prepares and measures the appropriate ingredients, has a pharmacist checked, prepares it, packs it properly and identifies it. The final product packaged and labelled is also checked by a pharmacist

Delivery of medication to patients when the pharmacist does not need to intervene. Always assuring the intentions of the pharmacist on duty
Return drugs directly from the pharmacy by ensuring the identity of patients
Handing over Appendix 3 or off-annex products
Orders written outside pharmacy hours: The ATP is responsible for managing these prescriptions as in the 'Hospital of Patients and Nurses' section when the number of people is in the hospitality and ideally within 24 hours of receiving them.
Narcotics Report: With the pharmacist, the ATP is responsible for checking the count of narcotics, controlled drugs and benzodiazepines once a week. The audit is done on Friday for the period covering the last report until the previous Thursday. A count is therefore done weekly.
Inventory management: The ATP is responsible for checking inventory, ordering and putting products back into inventory when the order is received. Inventory management also includes filling the CLSC emergency cart. For the tasks described in this paragraph, the Senior ATP is gradually transferring this workload to our Inuk clerk.

N.b. The Senior ATP in Community Pharmacy will be called upon to rotate with the Senior ATP in Hospital Pharmacy (Gesphar Software) according to a schedule that promotes equitable sharing between the team's ATPs.

 

Qualifications

Diploma of technical assistant in pharmacy (DEP);
Must be familiar with the international system, the nature and particularities of the pharmaceutical products to be handled, pharmaceutical calculations and asepsis techniques;
Minimum one year of experience in a similar position;
Fluency in French and a good understanding of English both orally and in writing;
Knowledge of Word and Excel;
Openness to a new culture;
Ability to work in a team environment;
Discretion, autonomy, responsibility, curiosity, resourcefulness, good adaptability.

Conditions and benefits

Position based in Puvirnituq;
30 weeks/year in the North or 4 replacements of 7 to 8 weeks per year;
22 weeks in the South (leave);
Hourly rate under the agreement between $20.76/hre and $23.22/hre depending on experience;
Airfares paid for by the centre;
Furnished accommodation provided;
Group insurance;
Premium cargo $115.64/week;
Removal premium $191.93/week;
Furnished accommodation provided;
Moving costs incurred by the employer;
Storage costs if assumed by the employer.

Start of office: February 2021

Professionals currently in the health and social services network can apply for Nordic unpaid leave (up to 48 months) from their institution to work in Nunavik.

Additional details

melanie.lepage.mnq@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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