Consulting Pharmacist -The West Durham Family Health Team

Organization Name
The West Durham Family Health Team
Consulting Pharmacist
FTE Type
1.0 Permanent Full-time

1105 Kingston Road, Building E, Suite 200B
Pickering ON L1V 1B5

Closing date

Job Description:

We are searching for an energetic individual who is enthusiastic about working in a community-based primary care setting. The Pharmacist will be a key member of an interdisciplinary team of health care providers including Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker.

Job Summary:
Working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, the Pharmacist practices patient-centred care to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. The Pharmacist uses unique knowledge and skills to prevent or resolve actual and potential drug-related problems. The Pharmacist also participates in the development, implementation, and facilitation of various patient educational programs. 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from an accredited University
  • Registration with the College of Pharmacy in Ontario
  • PharmD, or hospital residency or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years related or applicable experience as a pharmacist in a community, hospital, or primary care setting
  • Additional training or credentialing in pharmacotherapy – Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Certified Geriatric Pharmacist is preferred
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Roles and Responsibilities:

The role and responsibilities of the Pharmacist include but are not limited to:

  • Individual Patient Assessment: To identify, prevent and resolved medication-related issues 
  • Consultation based on referrals from Interdisciplinary team members – including Medication Reconciliation, provide drug-related recommendations, or evidence-based information or education to team members
  • Design and facilitate education programs to patient, caregivers, team members on various therapeutic topics
  • “Seamless” Care – Communicate with hospital and community pharmacists and other team members as required to ensure smooth transition for medication related care between care sites.
  • Recommend improvements to Medication Use Process including drug prescribing, handling of drug samples, documentation, etc.

How to Apply

Interested qualified candidates are asked to submit a resume to:

The WDFHT supports diversity equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with a disability. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in the WDFHT however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians and Disabilities Act (AODA), the WDFHT will provide appropriate accommodations during the application, interview, or recruitment stage upon request.