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Pharmacist - Toronto, Ontario

JOB POSTING # 830163

Position: Pharmacist – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Pharmacy
Reports to: Pharmacy Clinical Site Leader        
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; variable shifts
Status: Permanent Full Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Pharmacist in our Pharmacy Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. Tthe University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. The scope of research and complexity of cases at Toronto General Hospital have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has one of the largest hospital-based research programs in Canada, with major research in transplantation, surgical innovation, cardiology, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and liver disease. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


The PHARMACIST provides comprehensive pharmacy services to the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit. As a member of the patient care team, the principal responsibilities include: conducting best possible medication history (BPMH) interviews, performing medication reconciliation, reviewing and dispensing all doctors’ medication orders for appropriateness; identifying, resolving and preventing drug therapy problems with the patient and health care team; monitoring drug therapy for effectiveness, toxicity and adherence to evidence based medicine/guidelines; following-up on medication incidents and promoting safe medication practices on the unit; responding to drug information questions; providing patient education; facilitating hospital discharge; and providing direct and/or functional supervision of technician staff. In addition, the pharmacist will facilitate and support clinical teaching and research activities within the department, while exemplifying UHN’s values of caring, excellence, teamwork, innovation, integrity, leadership, and respect.



  • Possess a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent required.
  • Certificate of competency from the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada required.
  • Active registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (Part A) required.


  • Hospital pharmacy practice experience with patient-centered care experience in surgery preferred.
  • Hospital Pharmacy residency an asset.
  • Membership in the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists and/or other professional societies an asset.

Additional Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

 If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: September 13, 2018               CLOSING DATE: Posted Until filled


For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. UHN is committed to improving the patient's experience through patient centered care. For additional information on patient centered care please go to:

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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