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Pharmacist - Toronto, Ontario

JOB POSTING # 841538

Position: Staff Pharmacist – Cardiology Team
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 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 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. 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.


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 Cardiovascular Surgery inpatients and cross covers other inpatients within the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. As a member of the patient care team, the principal responsibilities include: review and dispense 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; conduct medication reconciliation; 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 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 cardiology 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 & 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:  May 9, 2019            CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Posting # 841538

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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