Director, Pharmacy Program - Southlake Regional Health Centre

  • Boyden
  • Mar 17, 2023
Full time Director

Job Description

Director, Pharmacy Program

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Southlake is building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people. We deliver a wide range of healthcare services to the communities of northern York Region and southern Simcoe County. Our advanced regional programs include Cancer Care and Cardiac Care and serve a broader population across the northern GTA and into Simcoe-Muskoka.

Our team of nearly 6,000 staff, physicians, volunteers, students and Patient and Family Advisors are committed to creating an environment where the best experiences happen. As a recognition of our commitment to quality and patient safety, we have received the highest distinction of Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations & Vice President, Central Regional Cancer Program, an exciting opportunity exists for a Director, Pharmacy Program whose values align with Southlake’s purpose of Building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships and amazing people with a desire to work collaboratively as part of the broader Southlake Leadership Team. The Director is responsible for the organization and leadership of all aspects of the program including patient care delivery, operational planning, human resource development, financial management, quality management, education and research.

The incumbent will be an experienced change agent who will work closely and collaboratively with all levels of management, staff and stakeholders, including Managers, Physician Leaders, and all relevant Chiefs of service to support the Southlake strategic plan. The Director will ensure effective teamwork, implementation of the Pharmacy Service objectives, achievement of targeted outcomes and the effective and efficient use of resources within the program while utilizing systems to enable high-quality clinical decision-making and patient care. 

Modelling behaviour that is aligned with the values of Southlake Regional Health Centre (Always with compassion, Power of many, Serve with purpose, Every voice matters), the successful candidate will have thorough knowledge of legislation related to all aspects of the controlled acts as they pertain to medications, in particular the standards for accreditation and operation of a Pharmacy, and of the complex systems involved in drug procurement and distribution systems. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in related clinical and administrative areas, with a minimum of two (2) years of Director experience working within a large multi-union Hospital/Health Care setting preferred. A B.ScPhm., Pharm D, RPh (Registered Pharmacist in the Province of Ontario) is required. A Master’s Degree in a health-related discipline is preferred.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please submit your application and related materials to Pamela Colquhoun, Partner or Jim Stonehouse, Partner via Kathy Luu, Associate (

Accommodations, Diversity and Health & Safety in the Workplace: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department. Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two doses) from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source directly to the Occupational Health and Safety department. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if you are exempt from this requirement to the recruitment team. A recruitment representative may follow up with you for further information if necessary.

At Southlake, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities. Southlake is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is the responsibility of all Southlake employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.

Job Category

Director, Pharmacist


Newmarket, Ontario