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

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Job Number: 86137
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: St. Peter's Hospital
Organization: PHARMACY
Status: Casual Job Part-time
Hours per week: .01
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 43.6200 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 55.9200
Post Date: Jan 20, 2021, 11:00:00 PM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jan 27, 2021, 10:59:00 PM

Unit Summary

St. Peter's provides inpatient, outpatient, and community-based programs and services that focus on four pillars of excellence: Dementia, Aging, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation. There are four inpatient programs at St. Peter’s Hospital: Behavioural Health - Behavioural Health is a specialized service for adults who have a diagnosis of dementia and exhibit challenging behaviours. Medically Complex - The Medically Complex Service provides care for patients who have multiple or complex medical needs and functional challenges as the result of any degenerative disease, stroke or neurological condition such as Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Palliative Care - The purpose of the palliative care program is to provide expert, inter-professional palliative / end of life care to people experiencing any life threatening illness, within an environment that fosters clinical excellence, education and research. Restorative Care - Restorative Care serves the rehabilitation needs of adults with multiple medical and/or functionally complex condition(s) which may include stroke or orthopedic conditions such as arthritis or fracture, or deconditioning.

Position Summary

The Pharmacy Department is committed to patient focused care and a safe and efficient medication system as it transitions into a comprehensive automated medication management system hospital wide. Currently, the St. Peter’s Pharmacy has a computerized pharmacy system for patient medication profiles with a traditional drug distribution system that includes the preparation of sterile and non-sterile products. The Pharmacy Department is integrated across 5 sites and is supported by a regional drug information centre, trains undergraduate pharmacy technicians, undergraduate/postgraduate pharmacist students and provides a fully accredited Pharmacist Residency Program.

The Clinical Pharmacist is a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team providing pharmaceutical care to patients in St. Peter’s Hospital, a complex care facility. The Pharmacist reviews and assesses medication orders and works with the patient and healthcare team directly to optimize medication use, avoid medication-related problems and achieve desired patient outcomes. The Pharmacist will provide drug information, promote evidence-based/cost effective drug therapy, promote clinically relevant research and be involved in educational activities for students, families and staff. Ongoing collaboration and communication within the healthcare team and with the pharmacy team is essential.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, weekends, holidays, overnight on call


1. Licensed or eligible for license by the Ontario College of Pharmacists
2. Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Pharmacy
3. Demonstrated computer skills including pharmacy systems, word processing, spreadsheet and e-mail systems
4. Demonstrated ability to function as an independent practitioner
5. Demonstrated innovation and project leadership skills
6. Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning
7. Demonstrated excellence in independent practice, teamwork, change management, teaching, problem-solving and communication skills
8. Experience working within a complex continuing care facility preferred
9. Hospital Pharmacy Residency preferred

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 Human Resources Operations 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