Consultant Pharmacist - London Region

PharmacyClassic Care (London)Permanent Full Time London, Ontario


About Classic Care

Classic Care Pharmacy was founded in 1996 for the purpose of exclusively providing medication and consulting services to Long Term Care Homes and Retirement Residences. With locations in London, Burlington and Ottawa, Classic Care currently services many Municipal, Non-Profit and For-Profit homes throughout Ontario. Classic Care’s dynamic team is comprised of Certified Geriatric Consultant Pharmacists, Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Nurses, Technology Coordinators, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, Senior Account Executive, and Customer Care Representatives. They are all dedicated professionals specializing in geriatric care with their primary focus on meeting the unique needs of the residents.

 

Job Title: Consultant Pharmacist

 

Reports to: Director of Clinical & Pharmacy Services

 

Job Summary:

The Consultant Pharmacist is a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team supporting appropriate medication use for Residents in Long-term Care Homes and Retirement Communities. The Consultant Pharmacist works with the healthcare team to review medication use to identify medication-related problems and to achieve desired Resident outcomes. The Pharmacist will provide drug information, be involved in educational activities for healthcare staff and Residents, regularly attend medication management meetings and promote Resident safety.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Act as a liaison between long term care homes and retirement communities and Classic Care Pharmacy to ensure optimal Resident care, Pharmacy Services, and Clinical support
  • Build and maintain relationships within the community to ensure ongoing collaboration and communication between home/community leadership teams and pharmacy teams to develop/maintain strong partnerships
  • Complete medication reviews (MedsChecks) as described by Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) in currently serviced retirement communities and long term care homes serviced by Classic Care Pharmacy
  • Complete all required documentation and billing processes as required by MOHLTC, Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), and other federal and provincial standards and regulations
  • Provide education to Residents and staff on various health-related topics including the MedsCheck program and attend community-based wellness fairs and other events as required
  • Conduct education sessions within Long Term Care Homes and Retirement Communities within scope of practice, as applicable (e.g. policy and procedure, web portal, eMAR, influenza protocol, etc.)
  • Support Classic Care Pharmacy policies and procedures within retirement communities and long term care homes
  • Complete medication audits on-site in LTC Homes and Retirement Communities as required
  • Ensure regular on-site visits are made to all assigned clients 
  • Attend/participate in annual professional conferences and trade shows, when applicable
  • Participate in the development and implementation of industry-leading clinical pharmacy service, when applicable
  • Be an education, policy and pharmacy initiative resource
  • Be available for special clinical team projects as required 
  • Complete/collaborate in the develop of medication audit follow-up improvement plans when applicable
  • Works collaboratively with other team members to support applicable homes and communities
  • Participate in pharmacy-related transition processes (e.g new client transitions, eMAR transitions, etc.)
  • Help with pharmacy operations/drug distribution when required
  • Attend and actively participate in clinical team meetings

 

Qualifications/Experience:

 

Essential:

  • Travel to LTC homes and retirement communities
  • Insured and currently licensed in good standing with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (Part A)
  • Proven ability to foster strong partnerships with other members of the health care team
  • Effective organization, planning, and time management skills
  • Must have a demonstrated high level of fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Must have knowledge of Kroll Windows application and Microsoft Office programs
  • Must have a complete understanding of provincial regulations governing LTC homes and Retirement Communities
  • Must be familiar with the provincial standards of practice established for LTC pharmacies
  • Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and be able to interact with persons of varying levels of professional expertise in a professional and mature manner
  • Must be highly organized and possess excellent time management skills
  • Must be skilled in critical thought processes and be able to prioritize appropriately<span
  • Must demonstrate initiative and creativity
  • Must be self-directed requiring minimal supervision and able to work independently
  • Must be motivated to achieve results that reflect a high standard of quality
  • Must demonstrate good listening skills and be adaptable to changes in job environment
  • Must be dependable and responsible in the execution of job duties
  • Must be adaptable to changes within internal work structures
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

 

Preferred:

  • Has a minimum of 2 years of clinical and geriatric pharmacy experience
  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) credential
  • Previous LTC pharmacy and/or hospital pharmacy experience
  • Spoken French is an asset

 

If this sounds like you and you are looking to be a part of one of Canada’s largest independent healthcare providers, then we want to hear from you!


About Centric Health Group of Companies

At Centric Health our passion is people and the centre of everything we do. Centric Health provides a wide range of care programs and services, specializing in surgical and diagnostics, surgical weight loss, cosmetic surgery, orthotics, primary care, and pharmacy services. Nationally across Canada we service over 25,000 patients in long term care facilities, fill over 800,000 prescriptions per month, operate 25 OR’s and own one of only three fully accredited private hospitals in Ontario. Our healthcare solutions focus on leading patient outcomes in three areas of care: medical & surgical, specialty pharmacy and orthotics. We employ over 900 highly talented and skilled expert healthcare professionals, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, technologists, technicians, and support staff.
 

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Centric Health provides equal opportunities for all applicants and is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported throughout the recruitment and employment process.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Applicants must notify the Human Resources department in advance should they require any additional accommodations. These are handled on an entirely confidential basis.

 

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