Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacist, Full-Time

We currently have a full-time position open for a clinical pharmacist. (July 8, 2020)

Job Description

We at Stafford Pharmacy have embraced the expanded scope of practice for community pharmacists in Alberta and are seeking our next team member: our Community Pharmacist.

Your clinical community pharmacist duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with patients’ physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure positive drug therapy outcomes
  • Conducting health screening clinics
  • Engaging in community outreach programs,
  • Conducting immunization clinics
  • Performing medication reviews and medication management services as per the provincial standards
  • Applying full scope of practice as a clinical pharmacist in Alberta

Your community pharmacist duties will include:

  • Patient counseling on the selection and use of non-prescription medication
  • Ensuring accurate pharmacotherapy
  • Supervising and consulting with registered technicians compounding prescribed pharmaceutical products for both human and veterinary patients
  • Consulting with Veterinarians in order to assist in finding customized solutions for therapeutic problems
  • Advising patients and health care professionals on the indications, contra-indications, adverse effects, drug interactions and dosage of medications
  • Supervising the preparation and verifying medication compliance packaging
  • Maintaining medication profiles of customers including narcotics and controlled drugs
  • Ensuring proper preparation, packaging, distribution, and storage of vaccines, serums, biologicals, and other drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Requirements:

  • Licensed and in good standing with the Alberta College of Pharmacy
  • Strong sense of professionalism
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • English language fluency
  • Fluency in any other language a definite asset
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Superior patient and physician relation skills
  • Injection Certification
  • Advanced Prescribing preferred but will support the applicant’s pursuit of APA
  • Excellent leadership and performance management skills an asset
  • Sincere interest in custom compounding is required with experience in compounding a definite asset but not a requirement for employment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office® or equivalent (Libre Office®, Open Office®)
  • Working experience with Kroll Pharmacy dispensing software an asset

Compensation

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Health and Dental benefits
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Professional license fee
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Positive work-life balance: no evenings, no Sundays or holidays.
  • In-Pharmacy purchase discounts
  • CE allowance for course fees
  • Free Parking

About Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare

  • Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare is an independently owned and managed community pharmacy, established in 1985 by current owner.
  • Provide pharmacy products and services as well a home healthcare, medical/surgical department.
  • Specializing in custom compounding for both human and veterinary (companion animals) patients.
  • Compounding services include both non-sterile and sterile preparations.
  • Pharmacists are encouraged and supported to practice to their full scope of practice.
  • Focus is on the patient as a result of a collaborative approach to care.
  • We are a teaching organization, taking both pharmacy and pharmacy technician students for practicums and internships.
  • Operating under the PharmaChoice Retail banner.
  • Staff includes a registered nurse, homecare consultants, registered technicians, pharmacy assistant, sales associates, and administrative staff.

About PharmaChoice

At PharmaChoice, we see the pharmacist’s role as that of a recognized community leader, whose commitment to their patients makes them an important member of their patient’s health care team. At the core of PharmaChoice is our belief that local business is the foundation of a strong community. Today, this commitment is stronger than ever.  We exist to celebrate the independence of more than 800 locations across Canada. Each location is unique and tailored to the community it serves.

Become a part of the Lethbridge community and a part of the Stafford Pharmacy team; please submit your resume and cover letter to: igor@staffordpharmacy.com  All applications are kept confidential.

For a company backgrounder please visit:

http://www.staffordpharmacy.com and

https://www.staffordpharmacy.com/about-stafford-pharmacy/history/

For information about the City of Lethbridge visit:

https://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/About-Lethbridge/Pages/default.aspx

Only those candidates short-listed will be contacted. Thank you.

Please submit your resume, attention to:

Igor Shaskin B.Sc.(Pharm), RPh., B.Mgt.
Clinical Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager
Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare
Bay 5, 1475 Saint Edward Blvd. No.
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2P9

e-mail: igor@staffordpharmacy.com

fax: (403) 320-0021  Please have a cover sheet with attention to Pharmacy Manager.


Clinical Pharmacist, Part-Time

We currently have a position available.  (July 7, 2020)

The position is part-time, based on approximately 15 hours per week, but will accommodate a suitable professional who might be seeking a work week more or less than the stated 15 hours.   Pharmacy hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday; and 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturdays.  We are closed Sundays and holidays.

Candidate must have good clinical abilities and excellent communication skills,  as we are a busy community pharmacy offering a large variety of professional programs and services for patients, and prescribers.   Our approach to patient care is holistic and outcome focused, as we endeavor to work with traditional and non-traditional approaches to patient care.    This does not require additional certification or specialization although certification for providing drugs by injection and/or advanced prescribing certification is certainly encouraged.    The most important qualifications include a willingness to learn, a natural curiosity for a better understanding of medicine and a desire to do the best for your patient.

Our obligation to the Pharmacist and the Pharmacy team, is to provide a working and learning environment where the qualifications described can be best practiced and exercised.    To that end,  you would be working with a solid team that consists of pharmacist, pharmacy technicians, home healthcare consultants, nurse and administrative support staff.   We maintain current technologies that allows for efficient information access, solid research, patient encounter documentation and access to a wide variety of references.  The professional environment and  tools that we provide, are designed to meet the needs of a motivated Clinical Pharmacist, working in a busy, challenging professional practice.  Our goal is to assist the Clinical Pharmacist to perform to their full potential and to give an opportunity for professional satisfaction.

The successful applicant would be expected to work a rotation that includes a share of Saturdays.   There are no Sunday or holiday shifts.   The position is permanent and represents approximately 45 to 60 hours per month.   Remuneration is competitive and negotiable dependent on experience, certifications and/or other post-graduate qualifications.  We offer comprehensive group benefits including group life insurance, disability insurance, dental, extended health benefits and others which will be outlined upon employment.

Prior to employment an interview will be required of all applicants.   For those not familiar with our company, please take the opportunity to browse our website for additional information.   In particular, the pages About/Overview and About/History will be of particular interest to applicants.

Please submit your resume, attention to:

Igor Shaskin B.Sc.(Pharm), RPh., B.Mgt.
Clinical Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager
Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare
Bay 5, 1475 Saint Edward Blvd. No.
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2P9

e-mail: igor@staffordpharmacy.com

fax: (403) 320-0021  Please have a cover sheet with attention to Pharmacy Manager.

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