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Pharmacist, East End Community Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 24, 2013

East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen Street East
Position type:  On-going, contract (no benefits)
Hours of work:  4 hours per week (Wednesdays 12-4pm), with flexibility to increase hours as needed.

To learn more about East End CHC, visit http://www.eastendchc.on.ca.

Position Summary

As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the pharmacist functions interdependently with other Centre staff to provide shared, client-centered care that emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention and client education. The pharmacist provides consultation to East End CHC clients and clinical staff that optimize drug therapy outcomes for clients. The pharmacist practices according to the Standards of Practice of the College of Pharmacists of Ontario and to guidelines and policies established at East End Community Health Centre.

Responsibilities

  • Complete medication reviews for identified clients
  • Identified clients are: on multiple medications; with potential drug toxicity; with potential drug interactions and/or side effects; not following their medication regimen; unable to afford the recommended medication; with hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases; considering quitting smoking
  • Conduct educational workshops Participate in audits and other quality improvement, accreditation and best practice activities
  • Obtain, document and interpret client information and maintain client records according to the standard of medical records at East End CHC, including assuring  privacy and confidentiality
  • Provide services following best practice guidelines, and adhering to accepted safety and infection control standards
  • Maintain and develop professional competence as defined by the CPO through appropriate continuing education opportunities, including accredited activities, self-reflection, and performance review, in consultation with the Executive Director. Share learnings with all team members

Qualification

  • Three to five years experience as a pharmacist, with preferred experience in the community
  • Registered in good standing with the College of Pharmacists of Ontario
  • Knowledge of current evidence-based practice guidelines, college regulations, and relevant legislation  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with clients in a culturally diverse practice population, and with colleagues
  • Excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management and time management skills
  • Second language, relevant to catchment area populations, is an asset.

To apply for this position:

Submit resume by Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by 12:00 p.m. to Executive Director, Joyce Kalsen via at e-mail: jkalsen@eastendchc.on.ca    Please indicate “Pharmacist” in subject line.