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Staff Pharmacist - Toronto, Ontario

JOB POSTING #840244  

Position:             Staff Pharmacist
Site:                   Toronto Western Hospital
Department:       Pharmacy
Reports to:         Pharmacy Clinical Site Leader       
Hours:                37.5 hours per week; variable shifts
Status:               Temporary Full-time


University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Staff 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 Western Hospital, Toronto General 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. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the 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.


A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.



The PHARMACIST provides comprehensive pharmacy services to patients in Medical Surgical Neuro 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, review all doctors’ medication orders for appropriateness; identify, resolve and prevent drug therapy problems with the patient and health care team; monitor drug therapy for effectiveness, toxicity and adherence to evidence based medicine/guidelines; follow-up on medication incidents and promote safe medication practices on the unit; respond to drug information questions; patient education; facilitate discharge reconciliation; provide direct and/or functional supervision of technician staff. In addition, you will facilitate and support clinical teaching and research activities within the department, while exemplifying UHN’s values of patient needs come first, safety, compassion, teamwork, integrity, and stewardship.




  • 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 ICU 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 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: April 11, 2019                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.

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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