The University of Guelph
Jul 11, 2019Full time
Clinical Pharmacist Guelph, ON– 50 Stone Rd A temporary, full-time position (from September 2019 to September 2020). The University of Guelph’s nationally ranked Ontario Veterinary College and the Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) is seeking a licensed Pharmacist committed to high-quality client service and veterinary patient care. Working 28 hours per week, you will assist the Pharmacy Manager with all operational, clinical and distributive functions at the OVC HSC while delivering the highest quality of veterinary care with exceptional client service. As a Clinical Pharmacist, you’ll be responsible for providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care to inpatients, outpatients and clients of the Small & Large Animal Clinics, and the Animal Cancer Centre, as well as distributive and drug information services to the Smith Lane Animal Hospital, Ruminant Field Service and Population Medicine clinics, and researchers across the University of Guelph. In the absence of the managing pharmacist, you’ll be the professional resource for all pharmacy policy decisions and issues facing the Hospital, the College and the University. Your key areas of responsibility as a Clinical Pharmacist will include: Servicing the Hospital by preparing and dispensing medications, responding to client inquiries on prescribed medications, advising students and medical teams, and adhering to regulatory standards. Collaborating with other health care providers in the assessment and pharmaceutical treatment of individual patients to achieve optimal medical outcomes. Monitoring drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, route, frequency duration and species-dependent factors for drug therapy. Reviewing and interpreting clinician orders for accuracy, selected items, and safety issues, and ensuring therapeutic compatibilities. Overseeing, and providing guidance to, Registered Pharmacy Technicians (RPhTs) in the dispensing of patient prescriptions by ensuring that all departmental, provincial and national licensing standards are maintained while ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and provincial drug laws. Maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Quality Assurance (QA) for the pharmacy under the supervision of the Pharmacy Manager. Developing relationships within the Hospital in order to improve pharmacy services. Monitoring, auditing and troubleshooting technical errors and ensuring automated dispensing machine inventory (Omnicell). Providing drug information to referring veterinarians, The College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), pharmacists and other health professionals. Fostering an environment which encourages the growth and development of the individual pharmacy staff members while assuming responsibility for the work of RPhTs, and conducting orientation/training of new employees, pharmacy students and interns. To assume the role of Clinical Pharmacist, you must have: Sc. Pharm. or PharmD A minimum of 18 months of experience in a hospital pharmacy or residency Licensure by the Ontario College of Pharmacists Ability to multi-task in a busy veterinary teaching hospital with frequent interruptions Excellent communication (written, verbal) and interpersonal skills Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Exceptional customer service skills Aseptic techniques and compounding skills Please explain your experience with the following preferred criteria in your cover letter: Veterinary pharmacy Prescription compounding (hazardous, sterile and non-sterile) Research and teaching An automated dispensing system (direct experience) To view a detailed posting for the role of Clinical Pharmacist, please go to our website at www.uoguelph.ca/jobs . Applications, quoting Hiring #2019-0369, must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org . This position is classified as a P04 in the Professional & Managerial Salary Bands . This is a temporary full-time opportunity with eligibility under the Group Benefits Plan . At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. The University of Guelph ( www.uoguelph.ca ) is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.