Pharmacist I

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) is the largest public hospital for sick children in Alberta. ACH was built with family centered care in mind and prides itself on engaging patients and families on a regular basis through a family centered approach to care. ACH is a leader in pediatric and neonatal care and is a major referral center for pediatric malignancies and complex hematological treatment including pediatric bone marrow transplants. Alberta's only hospice for children (Rotary Flames House) is located next door to ACH. Job Summary: Responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical care to inpatients and their caregivers according to AHS, hospital and departmental standards. The Pharmacist I is responsible for direct patient care services, drug distribution services (indirect patient care), drug information and education/research activities. Also includes precepting and teaching of pharmacy residents, staff, and students and provision of drug information to pharmacy, nursing, medicine and other members of the multidisciplinary team as required. Pharmacists actively participate in patient care rounds, liaise with members of the health care team and develop professional relationships with patients and families to formulate a medication treatment plan. Direct patient care responsibility could be in general pediatrics, HOT (hematology, oncology, transplant), Mental Health, PICU, NICU or Emergency. Shift length and rotation may need to be adjusted due to ongoing changing facility requirements. You must provide a letter of intent and indicate the reason you are applying to the ACH Pharmacy Services. If selected for an interview, be prepared to provide a Pharmaceutical Care Plan that you have recently completed. Experience with computer medication order entry, IV admixture and unit dose drug distribution an asset. Experience with Windows based computer applications.

As a Pharmacist I, you will be responsible for the safe, effective and efficient preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical services. You will manage medication therapy for patients, both initially and on an ongoing basis. In addition, you will provide assessment, intervention and resolution of potential or actual drug-related problems and oversee activities related to compounding and packaging.

Classification: Pharmacist I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Clinical Pharmacy
Primary Location: Alberta Children's Hospital
Multi-Site: Multisite
FTE: 0.50
Posting End Date: 20-NOV-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 02-DEC-2019
Temporary End Date: 18-DEC-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 5
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $52.44
Maximum Salary: $60.29
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP).

Additional Required Qualifications:
Advanced Prescribing Authority (APA) is required (for new practitioners; must obtain within one (1) year). Recent direct patient care experience preferred (at least 1 year within the last 3 years). Fluency in the English language (both written and verbal). Demonstrates computer literacy for drug information and word processing. Demonstrates ability to use evidence based medicine in direct patient care. Demonstrates self-directed learning and continuing education. Capable of making decisions and working independently. Demonstrates good time management including ability to switch priorities and multitask. Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good organizational and problem-solving skills. Self-motivated; able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Working to full scope of practice including but not limited to, APA, laboratory ordering and authorization to administer injections.

Preferred Qualifications:
2-5 years recent experience within hospital pharmacy, pharmacy computer order entry system and unit dose drug distribution preferred. Clinical experience. Recent experience as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. Hospital pharmacy residence and/or prior hospital experience. Experience in pediatric/oncology/neonatal drug therapy.