Eastern Integrated Regional Health Authority (Newfoundland and Labrador)

300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, N.L., A1B 3V6

Director: Mr. Norman Lace
Director of Pharmacy
Phone: 709-891-3436
Fax: 709-777-8551

Coordinator/Contact: Dr. Barbara Thomas, PhC, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Phone: 709-777-3550
Fax: 709-777-3921


Type: Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program (General PGY1)
Focus: To provide an experiential learning environment using pharmacy practitioner role models so that the necessary knowledge, skills, and values can be acquired and applied by the resident in the provision of exemplary patient care
Established in: 2017
Positions: 2
Application Deadline: The national deadline of October 16, 2017 via the Pharmacy Residency Application Matching Service (PRAMS). Please refer to PRAMS for more information
Starting Date: Mid July 2018
Est. stipend: $32,000 per annum. Additional conference stipend to a maximum of $2000. Residents will provide weekend pharmacy coverage at a clinical pharmacist I rate.
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 days
Education/conference leave: CSHP Professional Practice Conference attendance (February 2018)

Program Highlights: Offered in affiliation with Memorial University School of Pharmacy, this new 52- week program provides the resident with a broad range of experiences within a hospital and ambulatory pharmacy practice setting. The resident will have the opportunity to be an active participant in many of our multidisciplinary health teams and promote the integration of evidence into the decision making process for the patients they are responsible for.

Required Rotations: Medication Use Systems (5 weeks), Drug Information (2 weeks), Pharmacy Leadership (2 weeks), Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 weeks), General Medicine (6 weeks), Critical Care – ICU (4 weeks), Surgery (4 weeks), Ambulatory Care Longitudinal Rotation (4 weeks + one day every 4 weeks) in either oncology or anticoagulation (Thrombosis Clinic) and Project (8 weeks). In addition to required rotations, residents will also be expected to: 1) participate in longitudinal teaching to undergraduate pharmacy students at Memorial University School of Pharmacy which may include activities such as assisting in Pharmacy Skills Labs or providing lectures 2) facilitate learning for the interdisciplinary team over the course of the residency and present at Pharmacy Grand Rounds and CSHP NL Branch CE Day and 3) contribute to drug use evaluation (DUE) activities through Eastern Health’s Regional Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. 

Elective Rotations: Residents are offered the opportunity to complete 3 - four week elective rotations. All three rotations can be selected from the following areas: mental health, dialysis, pediatrics, hematology/oncology, rehab, oncology (if not completing required Longitudinal Rotation in this area) or thrombosis clinic (if not completing required Longitudinal Rotation in this area). Alternatively, residents may select 2-four week rotations from the above list of practice settings and 1- four week rotation in either of the following: Medication Therapy Services (MTS) Clinic, HIV Clinic, CF Clinic or other (in another hospital with established rotations). For rotations completed in an alternate location, the rotation must be pre-approved by the residency coordinator and all costs associated with completing the rotation assumed by the resident. While not guaranteed, every effort will be made to accommodate rotation requests by each resident. 

Minimum required credentials: To be considered for acceptance, you must either be a student enrolled in the final year of a CCCAP-accredited Canadian entry to practice pharmacy degree program or be a licensed and practicing pharmacist in Canada.

To begin the program you must be licensed to practice with the PEBC and the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board.


Type: Newfoundland’s largest multi-site accredited Regional Health Authority. For more on Eastern Health please see www.easternhealth.ca
Number of beds: 953
Site(s): **General Hospital, **St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, *Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, *Waterford Hospital, *Dr L.A. Miller Centre, Dr. Walter Templeman Health Centre, Carbonear General Hospital, Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Placentia Health Care Centre, Bonavista Community Health Care Centre. (plus other clinics/services provided throughout the Eastern Health catchment area)

** Primary rotation sites (required +/- electives) * Elective sites

Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland


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