JOB POSTING – Clinical Consultant Pharmacist – Greater Toronto Area

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Our commitment to you:

  • Providing a safe, secure and supportive environment
  • Strategies that stimulate job satisfaction, professional growth and development
  • Work schedules that allow for a healthy and fulfilling work-life balance
  • Providing the tools, training and resources necessary to achieve success
  • Continuous improvement, innovation and investment in technology
  • Sustaining and strengthening partnerships with the entire health care team

Job Title: Clinical Consultant Pharmacist
Reports to: District Manager, GTA
No. of Positions: 1
Location: Toronto, ON and surrounding GTA
Position Type: Full Time Contract (maternity leave coverage)
Salary: Salary, commensurate with experiences

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for building and maintaining healthy customer relations with designated Long Term Care facilities, in conjunction with the pharmacy team.

Providing professional functions including:

  • Review of resident’s medication profiles, both self-directed and in response to requests from other team members; making recommendations to physicians based on the pharmaceutical care model
  • Conducting Drug Utilization Evaluations on selected drug categories and reporting to homes and management
  • Working with the healthcare team to develop strategies to meet the facility’s goals for reduction of medication usage while optimizing resident care

Providing teaching and orientation including:

  • Orientating new staff (nursing and physicians) to internal medication systems, policies and procedures
  • Orienting staff to new distribution systems, policies and procedures (i.e. multi-dose system, PIPEDA, etc.)
  • Providing in-service education to nursing staff on clinical as well as procedural topics
  • Providing in-service education to residents and families
  • Organizing, hosting, planning and participating in continuing education workshops

Administrative duties such as:

  • Participating as an active member of each facility’s Health Advisory (Pharmacy and Therapeutics) Committee
  • Participating as an active member of centralized (chain-wide) Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Participating in policy development for procedural, risk management and quality improvement issues
  •  Reviewing Medication Incidents with the pharmacy manager and the facility, assisting in the resolution of any pharmacy service related issues, offering suggestions for system improvements and enforcement of pharmacy policy and procedures

Medication Management such as:

  • Overseeing the use of the medication system within the facility through both formal and informal audits done on a regular basis
  • Liaising closely with the nursing management team of each facility to ensure safe and efficient medication management procedures are being used
  • Providing destruction of discontinued and expired medications through the use of an environmentally friendly waste disposal company
  • Liaising closely with the dispensing pharmacy, manager and staff to ensure optimal pharmacy service to each facility
  • Flexible to travel

Skills

  • Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving experience
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, and perform multiple tasks plus analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Self-motivated and results orientated
  • Able to work effectively within the organization to establish relationships, build trust and influence appropriately to drive performance through learning

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or higher
  • Current pharmacist license in good standing with the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Minimum 1 year Pharmacist experience
  • Experience in a Long Term Care environment is an asset
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Clear and recent Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • Ability to travel provincially; valid driver’s license and clean abstract is required

While we thank you for your interest, only select applicants will be contacted regarding the position. Please cite Job Posting #99-2673 and submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Human Resources
recruitment@medicalpharmacies.com

Medical Pharmacies Group Limited is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing diversity and accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. All applicants must make their requirements known when contacted.

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