Pharmacist Jobs in Canada for Indian with Visa Sponsorship, Government Jobs in Canada for Foreigners

Government Jobs in Canada for Indians

Job Description

If you want Pharmacist Jobs in Canada for Indian with Visa Sponsorship, Government Jobs in Canada for Foreigners, Reporting directly to the Clinical Pharmacy Manager and with professional accountability to the Pharmacy Professional Practice Leader, the Drug Information/Drug Use Evaluation pharmacist participates in all aspects of the IWK Drug Information Service as well as drug use evaluation activities.  

Services are designed to support the provision of pharmaceutical care, optimize medication use, and achieve specific health outcomes utilizing accurate and unbiased information and data analysis.

Job Posting

Post Name Pharmacist
Company Name IWK Health
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time 
Work Hours 8 Hours
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3K 6R8
Min Salary CAD 42 Per Hour
Max Salary CAD 53 Per Hour
Qualification Pharmacy Degree

Responsibilities for Getting Pharmacist Jobs in Canada 2022:

  • Provides drug information when there is not sufficient time for other health care professionals to appropriately research the DI question, when there is a knowledge gap, or when the question requires more thorough research.
  • Maintains the IWK Health formulary based on scientific evidence of efficacy, safety, pharmacoeconomics, and IWK-specific factors.
  • Supports the development of programs to support population-based medication practices that maximize patient outcomes (e.g. development of pharmacotherapeutic guidelines, medication-use evaluation criteria, and therapeutic interchange protocols).
  • Participates in drug shortage management, including identifying alternative treatments, developing protocols for restrictive use, and addressing formulary concerns.
  • Supports the development of clinical decision support tools such as order sets, dosing protocols, and order-entry alerts.
  • Reviews preprinted orders and clinical order sets ensuring consistency of drug information resources. 
  • Maintains drug information content in IWK internal and external websites.
  • Addition/modification of drug dosing guideline content in response to formulary changes, end user feedback, drug library changes, call back records, policy decisions, order set revisions/uploads, usage data, etc.
  • Maintains downtime DI files and ensures deployment of the same.
  • Maintains on-call resources for on-call pharmacists.
  • Maintains MedRoom Landing Page Content.
  • Creates and maintains parenteral information content and standardization.
  • Works collaboratively with AMS Pharmacist to review/check content created in First Line.
  • Mentors learners, pharmacy residents, and new staff on drug information roles and responsibilities.
  • Creates and/or reviews patient and family medication-related resources in collaboration with Family Library Coordinator and clinical pharmacists.
  • Participates in IWK Health and unit-based committees; and other duties as required.

Skills for Getting Government Jobs in Canada 2022:

  • Minimum: Entry-level pharmacy degree from a CCAPP (or similar standard) accredited university (includes Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Pharm D).
  • Completion of accredited Canadian hospital pharmacy residency, post-graduate residency program specializing in drug information, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Licensure or eligibility with the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists as an Active Direct Patient Care Pharmacist.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities and to work well under time pressures, including ability to switch priorities and multitask.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated, independent worker with strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, team building, and problem-solving skills required.
  • Excellent skills using a variety of computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, Zoom, TEAMS, Webex, and pharmacy computer software systems (Meditech).
  • Familiarity with Smart pumps and infusion pump dose-error reduction software.
  • Familiarity with areas of pharmacy practice related to parenteral drugs, compounding, sterile product preparation, and use of drug information tools.
  • Certified or eligible for certification as an immunizer under the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists.
  • Valid CPR-C license or equivalent.

Desired Assets:

  • Active Member of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.
  • Experience in pediatrics and women’s health.
  • Experience in drug information and drug utilization.
  • Experience applying for evidence-based medicine in direct patient care.
  • Background in critical review and appraisal of scientific literature and its practical application.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills to prevent and resolve drug-related problems and evidence-based practice.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a complex team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think reflectively, question assumptions, assess alternatives and lead and support change
  • Demonstrates the four aspects of practice-based clinical education with undergraduate (pharmacy, medicine) students, post-graduate students (pharmacy, medicine, nurse practitioner), pharmacy staff (direct patient care pharmacists), other health care professionals, and learners.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for patient safety and medication safety.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Patient & Family Centred Care.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.

Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request an accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.

Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

About Company

IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences center located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults, and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers, and learners at sites across Nova Scotia.

People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.

Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization.

There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities that also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country.

Nova Scotia has the highest proportion of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face.

We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

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