Calea is Canada’s leader in the provision of products and services that safely and reliably support community-based infusion therapy, advanced wound care, and the need for general medical supplies. We are a community partner and licensed Pharmacy, providing expert solutions and support resources to healthcare professionals, hospitals, patients and their caregivers, and home care programs across the country. Calea supports patient care provided by several of Ontario’s largest Local Health Integration Networks’ (LHINs) Home and Community Care services. Our customers also include Regional Health Authorities. Our people, experience, systems, and facilities make us a trusted partner in delivering innovative, cost-effective, patient-focused care that preserves independence and enhances quality of life. With over 280 employees and pharmacy locations in four provinces, Calea is committed to continually advancing the delivery of safe, high-quality community care.
We are currently looking for a patient focused pharmacist to join our team in our Hamilton facility.
This position holds primary responsibility for coordinating daily supervision of all activities involved in providing medications in accordance with established corporate procedures and provincial pharmacy laws. The pharmacist is responsible to control the processes to ensure that all products meet both professional and corporate standards of accuracy and quality.
Coordinate all activities related to prescription dispensing, including: prescription review and professional interaction with other health disciplines, perform complex calculations of prescription formulation.
Supervise all activities related to the dispensing of product to ensure that the pharmacy complies with provincial and federal regulations governing the practice of pharmacy.
Ensure appropriate clinical functions are completed including patient counseling, appropriate documentation, pharmaceutical care etc.
Direct and prioritize the production process utilizing professional knowledge to recognize critical customer needs.
Utilize the pharmaceutical literature and Calea Standard Operating Procedures as the basis for judgment of pharmacy issues relating to the compounding of admixtures.
Ensure S.O.P. or policy and procedure requirements are incorporated into daily procedures and correctly followed by staff in the execution of all duties.
Establish, validate and maintain quality assurance procedures, and records.
Observe and assess the equipment, materials and procedures used in the facility and recommend changes where appropriate.
Participate in the training and mentoring of new employees and students,
Respond to information requests from customers, other health disciplines and Calea personnel related to drug information and pharmacy practice.
Develop and maintain specialized knowledge of drug therapy (all routes of administration) and medication compatibility, stability and interaction.
Maintain Corporate Quality Standards through Quality Control Activities to meet Facility Compliance and Reviews records of Environmental Monitoring and Cleaning for Out of Specifications
Ensures that Calibration of Equipment is carried out and Assesses Deviations for impact on compounded product
Assist in production activities (i.e., compounding of product) when the workload requires.
Assist the Manager and Pharmacy Supervisor in the performance of their responsibilities and assume additional duties as directed.
- Education: Minimum university undergraduate degree in pharmacy.
- Licensed in Ontario
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to handle multiple demands made simultaneously under short time constraints.
- Good interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.
Excellent communication skills, negotiation skills and interviewing skills
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to collaborate with all levels both inside and outside the organization
Strong computer skills in MS Office (insert any other computer skill/program requirements)
Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and handle fluctuating workloads
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
Excellent continuous improvement skills
Proven ability to adhere to standards & procedures and maintain confidentiality