Clinical Pharmacist - London Health Sciences Centre



Clinical Pharmacist - London Health Sciences Centre


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Clinical Pharmacist, Job posting # 93748 


Who we are 

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music. As one of Canada’s largest hospitals, LHSC is a world-class innovator in clinical care, research and teaching, delivering both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC has a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while working together to shape the future of health. 


Program Overview

London Health Sciences Centre's (LHSC) Pharmacy Services operates as a single department across all our locations: 

  • University Hospital 
  • Victoria Hospital 
  • London Regional Cancer Program 
  • Children's Hospital 
  • Prescription Centres

LHSC is a leader in progressive hospital pharmacy practice and has a strong history of innovation to the profession. Each member of the pharmacy team supports the goal of improving the quality of life for all patients. Through innovation and collaboration the pharmacy team is dedicated to providing pharmaceutical care and supportive practices with an emphasis on excellence in service, training, education and research. 

Clinical pharmacists provide direct patient care throughout the institution. These practitioners are active, integral members of interdisciplinary teams providing services including: 

  • Medication history documentation and assistance with medication reconciliation drug selection 
  • Pharmacokinetic assessment and drug dosing 
  • Drug information 
  • Patient medication counseling and education 
  • Other patient-focused services to optimize drug therapy outcomes 


Position Summary

The Pharmacist is responsible for the safe and effective use of medications for patients admitted to London Health Sciences Centre. In meeting this responsibility, the Pharmacist reviews and monitors drug therapy; interacts with patients, physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals to resolve drug related problems; and counsels and educates patients regarding drug therapy.  Pharmacists also participate in the training and preceptorship of undergraduate and resident Pharmacist students. 

The clinical assignments associated with our current job opening are:

  • Orthopaedic surgery and Trauma/Psychiatry (temporary) 
  • Critical care 
  • Nephrology (temporary) 
  • General Surgery 
  • Paediatric Emergency Department 
  • Orthopaedic surgery 
  • Gynecology/Gyne-Oncology/Obstetrics 
  • Subacute Medicine (part-time) 
  • Paediatric Nephrology/ Renal Transplant/GI/Pain Clinic and Complex Care 
  • Overnight distribution 

Clinical assignments may change based on operational needs, at the discretion of the pharmacy manager 
Regular Full-Time, and Regular Part-Time opportunities available
Rate of Pay: $44.29 per hour - $55.37 per hour
Hours of Work: 24/7 availability required 

  • Honours Baccalaureate Degree in Pharmacy or PharmD or equivalent academic credential from an accredited School of Pharmacy or successful completion of the International Pharmacy Graduate Program  
  • Registered as an ‘A’ Pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists and Professional Liability Insurance as prescribed by the Ontario College of Pharmacists  
  • Hospital pharmacy residency certificate (ACPR) preferred  
  • Proficiency in Cerner PharmNet and Powerchart System  
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications  
  • Demonstrated excellent communication (verbal and written) skills  
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work effectively within a team environment  
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, patients and other health care professionals  
  • Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and ability to manage change  
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills in a variety of situations  
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills involving time management  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to provide principles of patient and family centred care  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety  
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis  


Immunization Requirements

  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a health review which includes providing vaccination records or proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella(Chicken Pox). In addition candidates will need to provide documentation of Tuberculosis Skin testing and a completed COVID vaccine series (two vaccines).  

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.  

As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.  

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months. 

 If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our careers page: Careers | LHSC

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