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Staff Pharmacist

Job Competition Closed

Location: Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 2013-044
Closing Date: Feb 22, 2013

Classification/Level: L09
Pay Rate: Hourly pay range of $42.65 to $56.96
Employment Status: Term Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours: 75 Hours biweekly
Start Date: Apr 15, 2013
End Date: Nov 01, 2013

Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the incumbent is responsible for pharmacy services in the hospital which include: the provision of a medication distribution system that meets the needs of the patients and optimizes safety, efficiency and economy; pharmacotherapy monitoring which includes patient-specific assessment of medications based on diagnoses, allergies, laboratory tests and adverse effects; pharmaceutical care, which includes participating in development and monitoring of a therapeutic plan to improve the patient's quality of life;  and quality assurance which ensures that the optimal delivery of patient-focused care is incorporated into daily practice.  The Pharmacist is also responsible for pharmaceutical services (distribution & clinical) to community healthcare facilities.


Knowledge and skills required for this position are as follows:

  • Excellent organizational and decision- making skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Current knowledge of pharmaceutical advances and changes;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication;
  • Excellent research skills and ability to prepare reports and correspondence;
  • Ability to function with a computer;
  • Ability to deal with interruptions and time pressures and prioritize concurrent demands;
  • Knowledge of established policies and procedures in department and hospital-wide;
  • Knowledge of professional standards & guidelines;
  • Cross-cultural awareness and confidentiality;
  • Effective interpersonal skills including discretion, tact and reliability

The successful candidate is required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited program of study, be licensed as a Pharmacist in the Yukon or able to get licensed, and a Certificate of qualification from the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC).  Desired but not essential for this position; completion of a pharmacy residency program, Masters in Clinical Pharmacy, membership in the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy, experience with Meditech; and, a class 5 driver’s license.  Three to five years experience in a clinical hospital pharmacy setting would be considered an asset for this position.   



How to Apply:
Quoting competition # 2013-044 send your resume by e-mail by 4:00 p.m. on February 22, 2013

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