Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Number: 79495
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: PHARMACY
Status: Regular Part-time
Hours per week: 30
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 42.8700 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 54.9600
Post Date: Dec 3, 2019, 5:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Dec 10, 2019, 4:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Hematology and Oncology Program McMaster Children’s Hospital provides tertiary subspecialty oncology and hematology care to children ages 0-18 years. This position includes coverage in both Inpatient and Outpatient care settings.

Position Summary

The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical support for inpatient and outpatient pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients. Areas of focus include monitoring drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, monitoring and reporting adverse drug reactions and medication errors, writing inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy orders, writing pre and post chemotherapy hydration and adjunct medication orders and providing support to the interdisciplinary team regarding medication administration and related pharmaceutical questions. The pharmacist also provides education to parents and patients about chemotherapy and supportive care.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days (clinical – 80%)
Some evenings, weekends, holidays, and on call (central pharmacy coverage – 20%)


1. Licensed by the Ontario College of Pharmacists to practice Pharmacy in Ontario
2. Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Pharmacy
3. Minimum of 2 years experience in a hospital setting demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment
4. Advanced clinical training in pharmacy, such as a pharmacy residency program or Pharm. D. preferred
5. Demonstrated experience in professional and distributive activities unique to pediatric and oncology settings within a teaching hospital preferred
6. Knowledge of pediatric and oncology based pharmacotherapy
7. Evidence of continuing education activities
8. Demonstrated communication skills, teaching and evaluation skills
9. Computer skills including pharmacy systems, word processing, spreadsheet and email systems
10. Self-directed practitioner willing to share clinical skills

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement