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Pharmacy Department
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 
Closing Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Level 09
Pay Rate: 
Employment Status: 
Term Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours: 
75 hours bi-weekly
Start Date: 
Monday, September 20, 2021


Term Full Time Position –75 hours bi-weekly

September 20, 2021-November 30, 2021


Reporting to the Manager (Pharmacy), 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:

  • 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; Yukon licence (which requires a current registration in another province); and certificate of qualification from the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC).  Completion of a pharmacy residency program, Masters in Clinical Pharmacy, and/or 3-5 years previous clinical hospital pharmacy experience preferred. Membership with the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy (CSHP), Meditech experience, and a class 5 driver’s licence would be preferred for this position.


Please Note: Internal employees only: This job posting will be utilized to create two Eligibility Lists – one for regular (full-time and part-time) and one for term positions. Qualified employees who wish to be included on either or both of the Eligibility Lists must apply for the job posting in order to be interviewed for the purpose of being ranked on the Eligibility Lists.


Quoting competition #2021-575 in the subject line, please e-mail your resume by 4.00 pm, September 28, 2021 to:


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. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status (Permanent Resident), Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen. 


Posting Date: September 28, 2021

Last Updated:Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:49