Vancouver, BC

Erin Taylor

Erin Taylor

Erin Taylor

Pharmacy Technician

Profile submitted by: Lindsay Ellefson

Brief description of role or responsibilities​

Erin serves as a pharmacy technician at the hospital in Fort St. John (FSJ), where she plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of pharmacy services. Trained in NAPRA, Erin specializes in mixing oncology medications, particularly chemotherapy, filling various technician roles such as inventory management, wardstock, billing, and order entry. She also takes proactive measures to prevent errors by closely monitoring drug usage and orders to adjust inventory as needed.

Describe how the individual or team made a positive contribution to patient care or their pharmacy department:

Erin’s dedication and expertise as a pharmacy technician have significantly contributed to improving patient care in the hospital setting. Despite staff shortages, Erin steps up to fulfill critical roles, particularly in administering oncology medications, ensuring patients receive vital treatments without delay. Her proactive approach to inventory management and error prevention minimizes the risk of medication shortages and errors, enhancing patient safety and satisfaction. Moreover, Erin’s enthusiasm for expanding her role to include medication history reconciliation aligns with her passion for patient interaction and could potentially alleviate the burden on other healthcare professionals. By advocating for structured processes and utilizing her skills within her scope of practice, Erin demonstrates a commitment to optimizing patient care and streamlining workflow in the hospital setting. Additionally, her love for the outdoors and unique hobbies, such as fire spinning, bring a sense of creativity and joy to her work environment, fostering a positive atmosphere for both patients and colleagues alike.