Informatics Pharmacist – Pharmacy – Whitehorse General Hospital
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Informatics Pharmacist – Pharmacy, Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition #2023-226 (PIPSC Bargaining Unit)
Regular Full Time position – 1.0 FTE
Job Description and Salary currently under review
Are you looking to be part of an exceptional and passionate health care team in one of Canada’s
most spectacular natural environments with vast and stunning wilderness at your doorstep?
Yukon Hospitals strives to cultivate an environment of passionate and engaged people with a culture that values growth,
work/life balance, and wellness in helping all our people reach optimal ability. Our organization is an integrated system of
hospitals: Whitehorse General Hospital (58 beds), Watson Lake Community Hospital (6 beds) and Dawson City Community
Hospital (6 beds).
Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the improvement and advancement of pharmacy
informatics and technology at Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC). This includes working collaboratively with the Meditech
Expanse team to build, test and maintain the electronic health record (EHR) to ensure safe and effective medication use. The
Informatics Pharmacist will develop and maintain medication-related content standards in the EHR, provide clinical decision
support by prioritizing patient safety and evidence-based practice, all while ensuring systems are compliant with pharmacy
practice standards and regulatory guidelines. The Informatics Pharmacist will also be responsible to provide timely
communication and education for staff. Participation in interdepartmental committees will be expected with a focus on
technology and medication safety.
The incumbent will also provide pharmacy services when required for Yukon Hospitals including both clinical and drug
distribution functions. This includes working with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide direct patient care,
supporting pharmacy and medication reconciliation technicians, and responding to any medication-related issues for YHC
and its partners.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
- Excellent organizational and decision-making skills;
- Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills;
- Current knowledge of pharmaceutical advances and
changes with a focus on technology;
- Exceptional computer skills including experience
with a patient electronic health record
- Experience with automated dispensing cabinets
- Excellent verbal and written communication;
- Excellent research skills and ability to prepare reports and
- Self-directed and able to meet critical deadlines and
prioritize concurrent demands;
- Knowledge of established policies and procedures within the
department and hospital-wide;
- Knowledge of professional standards and guidelines;
- Cross-cultural awareness and confidentiality;
- Effective interpersonal skills that enables collegiality and
The successful candidate is required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited program of study,
Yukon Pharmacy licence (which requires a current registration in another province), a certificate of qualification from the
Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC). 3-5 years of hospital pharmacy practice (or similar) experience.
Completion of a pharmacy residency program, Member of Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy (CSHP) are preferred and
Experience with Meditech Expanse and Omnicell would be considered an asset.
TO APPLY: Quoting competition #2023-226, please e-mail your resume to:
For more information, contact recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit whitehorse.ca and yukon.ca for more information on Whitehorse and living in the Yukon!
Indigenous Workforce Initiative - We are committed to having a diverse and representative workforce that reflects the
community we serve. When applying to YHC Career Opportunities, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the email
body of your application. Please do so in whatever manner you feel accurately reflects who you are. You will then be
connected with Yukon Hospitals’ Indigenous Workforce Initiative (IWI), where you can receive support with application
materials, hear about additional training or mentorship opportunities, and ask any questions you have. All self-identification
information will remain confidential. You are also welcome to contact IWI supports before submitting your application at
IWI@wgh.yk.ca or call 867-332-7203.
Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however,
only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to
consider resumes from International applicants. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e.
have Landed Immigrant Status, Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.
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