Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Senior Pharmacist

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Job Title:
Senior Pharmacist
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
City, Province, Country:
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
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Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is an active, acute-care community hospital located in the heart of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Among our acute and continuing care services, our team cares for 45,000 patients per year in the 24/7/365 emergency department, provides orthopedics and ophthalmology, operates a dialysis unit, and is renowned for its mental health programs and restorative seniors care. The Ross family takes pride in providing compassionate, quality patient care.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Surgical and Obstetric Program/Pharmacy, the Senior Pharmacist works in collaboration with the Manager of Pharmacy to ensure efficient operation of the Pharmacy Department and that current standards of practice are maintained. The Senior Pharmacist is responsible for:
1. Clinical support of Staff Pharmacists
2. Coordination of clinical services provided by the Pharmacy Department;
3. Management the Hospital Formulary and provide guidance for drug utilization hospital-wide;
4. Encouragement of the application of evidence to prescribing;
5. Developing and maintaining Pharmacy services that optimize medication safety;
6. Providing leadership to develop Pharmacy services that are consistent with the strategic direction of the hospital;
7. Fulfilling the role of the Designated Manager as defined by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Essential Qualifications

• Must have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited university
• Current licensure with the Ontario College of Pharmacists Part A, in good standing
• Membership in a Pharmacist Professional Organization
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development (OCP Learning Portfolio)
• Fluent computer skills in hospital pharmacy systems
• Demonstrated Leadership of large projects and groups of people
• Experience with positive change management
• Demonstrated understanding of the hospital policies and procedures and the ability to interpret and apply same to achieve departmental goals
• Ability to collaborate with the Pharmacy Manager and Director of Pharmacy to successfully manage departmental budgets, explain and provide corrections to budget variances
• Demonstrated contribution to the development and control of the operating and capital budgets
• Demonstrated leadership success
• Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and co-operatively with all levels of staff, patients and the public and demonstrated success in establishing respect and credibility through actions
• Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner
• Demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with an ability to multi-task during high stress situations
• Collaborative approach to problem solving
• Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated attention to accuracy and detail
• Commitment to inter-professional practice and lifelong learning
• Maintains current knowledge of and ensures compliance with all regulatory and professional standards of care which includes accreditation
• Must be able to fulfill the physical requirements of the jobs, as per the current Physical Demands Analysis

Hours of Work

Hours of work for this position are 37.5 hours/week. Flexibility of hours of work is required and is based on unit needs.

Employment Equity

Ross Memorial Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process at the request of the applicant.

Employees must meet expectations for appropriate, respectful and professional conduct, as set out in the RMH Code of Conduct.

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10 Angeline St. North
Lindsay, ON K9V 4M8


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