Director of Pharmacy

St. Joseph's Hospital in London, ON, is seeking a Pharmacy Director

Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted:

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Posting # 41577 [ Non-Union ]
Director, Pharmacy  1 position
Pharmacy Services
Full Time

Reporting to the Vice President, Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive, the Director of Pharmacy Services is accountable for providing a strategic vision and administrative leadership for a full range of pharmaceutical services (inclusive of hospital and ambulatory care, long term care and retail services). Using well developed strategic leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, the Director is responsible to organize all aspects of Pharmacy operations in delivering patient-centered care, strong and efficient clinical services programs, education and research within an environment of patient and medication safety. Oversight of compliance of all legislative, accreditation, and professional standards of practice are essential in ensuring that service delivery remains leading-edge and patient focused.

The position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: strategic planning; medication use management; quality actions and performance improvements; drug use system management utilizing informatics and technology; supply chain management; delivering consistent, safe and compassionate high quality patient care that aligns with best practices where known and meets the unique needs of patients and families and financial and human resources management. The Director, Pharmacy Services also acts as the "Designated Manager" as per Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA) and Ontario College of Pharmacy (OCP) Standards, and is the responsible professional accountable for the safe use of medication and medication systems in the hospital and pharmacies.

This opportunity requires exceptional leadership that is harmonious with and reflective of the values of St. Joseph's of respect, excellence, and compassion.

Essential Qualifications

  • Masters' Degree or currently enrolled in a Masters' degree program (in pharmacy, science, health care administration or business administration) with the requirement to complete the degree within four years from hire date.
  • Valid registration and in good standing with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a Part "A" Pharmacist
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years of progressive management experience is desirable, with at least 5 years of hospital pharmacy leadership experience
  • A proven ability to lead a pharmacy department that has the complexities of multi-site service delivery, along with an academic and research mandate
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
  • Demonstrated participatory and values based leadership and a proven track record for developing and sustaining healthy work environments, effective teams and a performance driven culture.
  • Track record for creating a quality and safety culture that is monitored and results are communicated to the team
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and lead strategic initiatives and quality improvement action plans that deliver results and motivate individuals to a greater performance excellence
  • Demonstrated knowledge of change management
  • Superior critical analytical thinking
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health care system, trends, and issues
  • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop staff
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and principles of management
  • Advanced interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Models values-based leadership behaviour with personal accountability and credibility
  • Possesses strong Leadership Capabilities including: Lead Self; Engage Others; Achieve Results; Develop Coalition; System Transformation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate of Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program

Teaching and Research

  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties

Immunization Requirements

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin test

All applicants must apply to this position through St. Joseph's website,

To view the posting on the website and to apply, click here.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Posting date: November 07, 2019
Submission deadline: November 21, 2019