Medication Management Services are provided with use of technology to reduce the potential for medication errors and to ensure high standards that meet both the Ontario College of Pharmacists, and Accreditation Canada standards and Required Organizational Practices (ROPs): • Clinical pharmacists on in-patient units: o Clinical services support components of Medication Reconciliation and Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis monitoring o Antimicrobial Stewardship Specialist to align with Best Practices for antibiotics & Drug Utilization specialist to manage drug shortages, Formulary and Accreditation Canada ROP compliance o Pharmacy Technicians in the Emergency Department and Pre-Surgery Treatment Clinic interview patients for Best Possible Medication Histories (BPMH). They are also available to assist on the units as needed. • Distribution/dispensing (pharmacists and pharmacy technicians): o Highly automated with Automated Dispensing Units (ADUs) on inpatient and outpatient areas for urgent medications and automation in Pharmacy for increased narcotics/controlled substances access & tracking for inventory management o Automated packager (ATP) to allow for unit-dose dispensing to all patients every 24 hours that incorporates bar-coding in preparation for bedside medication verification • Pharmacy oncology services: o Robotic Intravenous Automation (RIVA) for IV chemotherapy to increase precision (patient safety) and reduce exposure risk (staff safety) o ARIA software for computerized prescriber order entry As an integral member of the healthcare team, the role of the pharmacist involves complex cognitive functions performed within a multi-tasking framework to ensure that patient‘s receive medications in accordance with safe medication practices so as to limit risk. The pharmacist is accountable and responsible for ensuring that complex assessments of the patient are made with respect to the medication(s) and the disease ensuring that complex assessments of the patient are made with respect to the medication(s) and the disease ensuring that the patient receives optimum medication therapy while minimizing the potential for adverse events all within a specified timeline. The pharmacist is accountable for the extensive provision of accurate information as it relates to medications for specific patients to other health care providers such as physicians and nurses. The pharmacist promotes the safe and appropriate use of medications in a multidisciplinary setting to minimize risk and optimize health care resources as they pertain to medications. The pharmacist participates in the education and mentoring of pharmacy students and other pharmacists. The pharmacist is accountable for maintaining the standards of professional practice as set out by the Ontario College of Pharmacists. As a qualified candidate you will have the following job requirements: • Four year University Degree specific to Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy • Registered Pharmacist in the Province of Ontario is Mandatory • It is mandatory that graduating pharmacists are required to complete a post-graduation training period of two to three months after which they are eligible for registration and licensing Upon completion of the academic component, the potential pharmacist must successfully pass a set of exams set out by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada • It is mandatory that the Pharmacist must remain eligible for licensing each year by meeting the requirements for a minimum number of hours of direct patient contact and self-directed continuing education • In order to practice within the hospital/institutional environment, a post graduate residency in hospital pharmacy or a post graduate doctor of pharmacy degree would be a significant asset • About six months experience with the ability to work independently with a diverse knowledge base in ALL therapeutic areas as well as a familiarity with hospital medications systems, drug information systems and a working capacity to perform pharmacy technician functions • About two years‘ experience in prior positions with advanced knowledge & experience is required in specialty areas such as intensive/critical care, oncology, etc. You are ideal for this position if you have: • Ability to gather and interpret information from multiple sources to provide recommendations • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Ability to perform On Call duty
Unless otherwise stated applicants must have a minimum educational requirement of Grade 12 or equivalent and must demonstrate proven workplace excellence through commitment to strong job performance and attendance.
Please be reminded that as a Regional Health Centre, in order to provide the necessary patient care, our operations run 24/7. Therefore, depending on the program for which you are applying, it may be an expectation that you are available to work week days and weekends, as well as all shifts - days, evenings, and nights.
RVH is committed to diversity and employment equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.
Accommodation in the Workplace
RVH offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process, and is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). RVH will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier-free process and to provide accommodations as required. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources at 705-739-5605.
Health & Safety Workplace Responsibilities
- Must adhere to the duties of workers, as stipulated in Section 28 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Must adhere to all RVH administrative and applicable departmental occupational health and safety policies, procedures and protocol.
- Must adhere to Bill 132 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in regards to the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, and creating a work environment free of psychological harassment.
- Must be able to perform all bona fide essential duties in the position description, which may include lifting and moving patients, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, etc.
- Must complete a pre-employment health assessment, including review of the Job Demands Analysis for the position, as a condition of employment.
- Must strive to continuously provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers.
Our Code of Conduct
All staff, physicians, volunteers, service providers and students are committed to creating a positive, respectful work environment for each other and our patients and families.
RVH is guided by its MY CARE strategic plan which puts patients and families at the centre of all we do.
Make each life better. Together.
Our Mission Statement
Exceptional care is our passion.
People are our inspiration.
Safety is our promise.
Work Together | Respect All | Think Big | Own It | Care
If you are interested in joining our inspiring team, please apply online before 1100pm EST on the posting close date. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If interviewed, an accompanying portfolio may be required which will include documented evidence of course completion. An inclusive, barrier-free selection process will be provided as required under RVHs Employment Accommodation Policy. Applicants need to make their needs known to Human Resources in advance and information related to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
As part of the mandatory screen process RVH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation, plus a current Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.