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Informatics Pharmacist

Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.
Closing Date
Competition open until filled
Pay Rate
Job Description & Salary Under Review
Employment Status
Regular Full Time Position
Monthly/weekly hours
1.0 FTE
Start Date
Monday, April 24, 2023


Are you looking to be part of an exceptional and passionate health care team in one of Canada’s most spectacular natural environments with vast and stunning wilderness at your doorstep?


Yukon Hospitals strives to cultivate an environment of passionate and engaged people with a culture that values growth, work/life balance, and wellness in helping all our people reach optimal ability. Our organization is an integrated system of hospitals: Whitehorse General Hospital (58 beds), Watson Lake Community Hospital (6 beds) and Dawson City Community Hospital (6 beds).


Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the improvement and advancement of pharmacy informatics and technology at Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC). This includes working collaboratively with the Meditech Expanse team to build, test and maintain the electronic health record (EHR) to ensure safe and effective medication use.  The Informatics Pharmacist will develop and maintain medication-related content standards in the EHR, provide clinical decision support by prioritizing patient safety and evidence-based practice, all while ensuring systems are compliant with pharmacy practice standards and regulatory guidelines.  The Informatics Pharmacist will also be responsible to provide timely communication and education for staff.  Participation in interdepartmental committees will be expected with a focus on technology and medication safety.


The incumbent will also provide pharmacy services when required for Yukon Hospitals including both clinical and drug distribution functions.  This includes working with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide direct patient care, supporting pharmacy and medication reconciliation technicians, and responding to any medication-related issues for YHC and its partners.


Knowledge, skills and abilities required:


  • Excellent organizational and decision-making skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Current knowledge of pharmaceutical advances and changes with a focus on technology;
  • Exceptional computer skills including experience with a patient electronic health record
  • Experience with automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication;


  • Excellent research skills and ability to prepare reports and correspondence;
  • Self-directed and able to meet critical deadlines and prioritize concurrent demands;
  • Knowledge of established policies and procedures within the department and hospital-wide;
  • Knowledge of professional standards and guidelines;
  • Cross-cultural awareness and confidentiality;
  • Effective interpersonal skills that enables collegiality and team building.


The successful candidate is required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited program of study, Yukon Pharmacy license (which requires a current registration in another province), a certificate of qualification from the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC). 3-5 years of hospital pharmacy practice (or similar) experience.

Completion of a pharmacy residency program, Member of Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy (CSHP) are preferred and Experience with Meditech Expanse and Omnicell would be considered an asset.


TO APPLY: Quoting competition #2023-226, please e-mail your resume to:

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Indigenous Workforce Initiative - We are committed to having a diverse and representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.  When applying to YHC Career Opportunities, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the email body of your application.  Please do so in whatever manner you feel accurately reflects who you are. You will then be connected with Yukon Hospitals’ Indigenous Workforce Initiative (IWI), where you can receive support with application materials, hear about additional training or mentorship opportunities, and ask any questions you have.  All self-identification information will remain confidential. You are also welcome to contact IWI supports before submitting your application at or call 867-332-7203. 


Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to consider resumes from International applicants. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status, Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.

Posting Date: March 22, 2023/Open Until Filled