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Job Description

Pharmacist, Transplant Outpatient Pharmacy - Toronto, Ontario


Posting #: 926799
Union: Non-Union
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Transplant Outpatient Pharmacy
Reports to: Outpatient Pharmacy Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: $45.72 to $57.15 per hour (To commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN compensation policy)
Status: Temporary Full-Time (12 Months)
Posted Date: Nov 22 2023
Closing Date: Until Filled      

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. 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 ground breaking 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. 

Position Summary

The pharmacist will facilitate program development, and quality improvement activities within the department, while exemplifying UHN’s values of caring, excellence, teamwork, innovation, integrity, leadership, and respect.


  • Review and dispense all doctors medication orders for appropriateness
  • Identify, resolve and prevent drug related problems
  • 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; provide direct and/or functional supervision of technician staff


  • Completion of a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree, required
  • Certificate of competency from the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada, required
  • Active registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (Part A), required
  • Pharmacy Residency an asset
  • Ambulatory Outpatient Pharmacy practice experience an asset
  • Familiarity with common drug therapies, as well familiarity with dispensing processes for specialty medication
  • Experience working in an ambulatory clinic or hospital environment, including developing a new clinical pharmacist role
  • Certificate of competency from an accredited smoking cessation program and flu vaccination injection program an asset
  • Working knowledge of adherence services including but not limited to compliance packaging, refill synchronization, and refill management
  • Membership in the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists and/or other professional societies an asset
  • Kroll experience an asset
  • Synmed, Beacon automation experience an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Why join UHN?

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.  Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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