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Primary Care Pharmacist, Kingston Community Health Centres

Kingston and Napanee, Ontario
Deadline May 6, 2013

Internal/External Posting

Posting Date: April19, 2013
Closing Date: May 6, 2013

Internal Eligibility:

Group A: All staff permanent, probationary, casual or term employees who have gone through a full hiring
process and are currently on the payroll of KCHC for 3 consecutive months are eligible to apply.
(Please see the Personnel Policy Manual for full details Policy D)

Group B: Employees within their first 3 months of probation as well as active volunteers, with a minimum 100
hrs of service within the last 6 months, are also eligible and will be considered if Group A applicants
have not been deemed suitable. Please note that volunteers who apply must clearly indicate in
the covering letter the number of volunteer hours they have completed at KCHC.

Position Title: Primary Care Pharmacist
Location: Kingston and Napanee
Number of Positions: 2

Position Type:

  • Kingston – Contract (ending March 31, 2014), Part Time (17.5 hrs per week)
  • Napanee – Contract (ending March 31, 2014), Part Time (3.5 hrs per week)
  • Both contracts have possibility of renewal

Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $45.00 per hour

Position Summary:

Collaborating with the multidisciplinary team and using a patient-centred model of care, the Primary
Care Pharmacist will support clients with chronic health conditions, provide direct patient care,
medication assessment and consultation, pharmacotherapy monitoring, adverse drug reaction
reporting, as well as patient and co-worker education. These activities will minimize drug related
complications and errors, reduce hospitalizations and ED visits, and support better care for our

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual patient assessments to identify, prevent, and resolve drug therapy issues.
  • These assessments are done at KCHC and in home-based settings.
  • Provides evidence-based, timely and unbiased medication information using a quality assurance
  • approach.
  • Ensures pertinent client information is complete and accurate, including comprehensive
  • medication reviews and reconciliations, recommendations, education, documenting allergies,
  • adverse effects, and drug interactions. Monitors outcomes on an on-going basis.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary group patient education programs.
  • Participates in community needs assessment and program development activities in collaboration
  • with other local health care provider organizations.
  • Contributes to the development and on-going refinement of the role of the primary care
  • pharmacist, and the development of chronic disease management initiatives
  • Collaborates with and provides medication and general pharmacy information to staff, clients and
  • caregivers in individual and group settings as appropriate.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Promotes and demonstrates through example the mission, values, and culture of KCHC,
  • including respecting and valuing diversity, incorporating a health promotion/determinants of
  • health approach, fostering a positive workplace culture and environment, maintaining
  • confidentiality, and incorporating and strengthening collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality and continuous improvement activities, including
  • encouraging creativity, innovation, and excellence. Identifies opportunities for efficiencies,
  • integration and partnerships within KCHC and the community.
  • Contributes to KCHC’s information management and research activities.
  • Supports active learning, including training and development for staff, support of KCHC student
  • and volunteer placements, and maintaining personal competence through professional
  • development and training as required by KCHC.
  • Works during both regular and extended hours of operation in locations identified by the Centre.
  • On occasion, other temporary duties may be required.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from a recognized university or equivalent and licensure
  • with the Ontario College of Pharmacists to provide direct patient care.
  • Three to five years relevant clinical pharmacy experience, preferably in a community setting. This
  • includes demonstrated experience in the area of chronic disease management, application of
  • evidence-based unbiased drug information.
  • Additional certification such as Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Certified Geriatric
  • Pharmacist (CGP), an asset.
  • Awareness of, and ability to support, provincial and federal privacy regulations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and a commitment to being a “team player”
  • Ability to work independently, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate in French an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and ability to use electronic medical records.
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Persons Check
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis and meet the physical demands of the
  • position. This job requires evening hours.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance coverage, and access to reliable vehicle.



  • As a registered professional, to abide by and be accountable to the ethics and standards set out by the relevant regulatory body of the profession.
  • To maintain client, personnel and organization confidentiality and acting in an ethical and professional manner in accordance with the privacy legislation and the policies of Kingston Community Health Centres.
  • As a member of the staff, to use tact and good judgment in all communications and dealings with other staff members and the public, keeping confidential and private any information gained in dealing with them.

Applicants will not be considered unless they include a 1-3 page attachment in point form along with
their resume which clearly demonstrates how their previous skills and experience correspond to each
of the above qualification criteria.

Applications must be received by the Director, Corporate Services no later than at 4:00 P.M. May 6, 2013.

Please send applications to:

Director, Corporate Services
Kingston Community Health Centres
400 Elliott Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7K 6M9

KCHC is an equal opportunity employer, respecting and embracing the needs and diversity of our employees.