Leveraging Data from the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey to Guide your Human Resources Decisions


Date: June 6, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm

Pharmacy is one of many sectors currently facing acute staffing shortages. 
On June 6, André Bonnici will cover how Hospital Human Resources can mitigate shortage impacts using data from the HPC Survey Report, guiding us through workforce availability and planning, leadership decision-making, and offer tips on how to present a workforce plan to administrators. 

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Learning Objectives:
1.  Identify the types of data available in the Human resources section of the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey that can be used to support leadership decision making. 
2. Review differences in regional and national workforce availability and trends over the years.  
3. Illustrate, using real-life case studies, how the Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Survey data can help plan your department’s professional workforce 
4. How to “sell” your business plan to hospital administrators using comparative data 

About the speaker:

André Bonnici completed his undergraduate degree at the Université de Montréal in Québec and his residency and M.Sc. at the Montreal General Hospital.   

He is currently the Chief of Pharmacy at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC), a position he has held since April 2010. Over the years he has had the mandate to plan the MUHC pharmacy redeployment, including the design of a new state-of-the art pharmacy department for the new McGill University Health Center Glen Campus, which opened 2015.  Under his direction, the MUHC pharmacy department has been on the forefront of change, undertaking a very significant number of transformative projects, both technological such as automation of the drug distribution process and, clinical in order to improve direct patient care given by pharmacists on the clinical wards and outpatient clinics. 

André was also an elected board member of the Québec Order of Pharmacists from 2012 to 2021. He actively participated in professional committees while serving: the committee on pharmacy prioritization, the committee on deontology, the committee on technology, the committee on workforce ratios, Projet de loi 31 and 41 committees which led to the new “Loi sur la pharmacie” which permits pharmacists to independently prescribe medication and administer injections of vaccines in Québec.  

André received the “Prix d’excellence Roger-Leblanc” from the APES in April 2018 in recognition for his significant professional contributions and achievements during his career as a hospital pharmacist. He has also received the title of “Fellow de l’Ordre des Pharmaciens du Québec” and the Prix Mérite du Conseil interprofessionel du Québec (CIQ) in 2022.