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Pharmacist, North York Family Health Team

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 1, 2017

Full-Time Contract (March 2017 - March 2018)
Reporting To: Clinical Manager

Summary:

Collaborating with the multidisciplinary team, and using a patient-centered model of care, the Clinical Pharmacist will provide direct patient care, medication assessment, pharmacological consultation, pharmacotherapy monitoring, patient education and drug information.

Accountability:

As a Pharmacist, be accountable to the Ontario College of Pharmacists and must be credentialed per FHT policies and procedures

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual patient assessments to identify, prevent and  resolve drug therapy problems
  • Provides medication management in acute and chronic diseases including drug indications/contraindications, dosage and side effects drug interactions
  • Provides evidence-based, timely and unbiased drug information
  • Participates in multidisciplinary group patient education programs
  • Participates in community needs assessment and program development
  • Contributes to the development of chronic disease management, disease prevention  and health promotion initiatives
  • Teaches medical residents, pharmacy students, interns and residents and other allied health students as well as conducts pharmacy related educational seminars for the multidisciplinary team
  • Contributes to the development and on-going refinement of the role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the NYFHT
  • Assists with training and development of  new staff
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Part A license with the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, PharmD preferred
  • Pharmacy practice residency preferred
  • Minimum 3 years relevant clinical pharmacy experience
  • Experience in a Family Health Team or primary care setting preferred
  • Additional training or credentialing in pharmacotherapy (eg. Certified Respiratory/Asthma Educator, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Geriatric Pharmacist) preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team an asset
  • Sound knowledge of chronic disease management and medication management
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical care process
  • Strong ability in problem solving using sound judgment and critical thinking
  • Experience in providing patient-centred care
  • Ability to provide evidence-based unbiased drug information in a timely manner
  • Computer literacy is required to facilitate the use of electronic medical records
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a busy multidisciplinary team
  • Appropriate oral and written communication skills to relay information to clinical and nonclinical personnel

If interested, please apply to the attention of Human Resources by email to [email protected].

Please be advised that all successful candidates are required to provide a satisfactory background verification/criminal reference check.

The North York Family Health Team is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our community, including men and women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

We seek to attract and retain individuals who will work together to create and sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community. While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.