Nolan Drugs Job Posting | Pharmacist/Pharmacy Practice Lead

Part of Medigroup Health Services, Nolan Drugs is a well-established and progressive pharmacy located in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • We have a large team of healthcare professionals that hold patient care as their top priority
  • We offer flexible hours, a minimal Saturday rotation, excellent work-life balance, and competitive wages
  • We foster a culture of empowerment and growth

Role Description

As a Pharmacist/Pharmacy Practice Lead, you will work closely with a large multidisciplinary team of health care providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. You will play a key role in medication safety for residents in Supportive Living, Congregate Living, and Community Support Home living environments. You will have the opportunity to work with a team that prides itself in full scope practice, which includes the support of Regulated Pharmacy Technicians, to support and encourage a focus on clinical assessments and interventions by our pharmacists.

Key Responsibilities

  • General pharmacist duties where required
  • Provide support to pharmacy staff as required to enable completion of all required tasks
  • Complete tasks and duties of pharmacist or other roles as required when necessary for staffing coverage
  • Maintain ongoing collaboration and communication within the multidisciplinary healthcare team (including, but not limited to, nurses, health care aids, GPs, psychiatrists, mental health therapists, case managers) to develop and maintain strong partnerships
  • Utilize technology including live medication administration record systems to provide ongoing care to clients and support to their multidisciplinary care team
  • Ensure continuing care site processes and documentation meet regulatory compliance
  • Assist with the development of continuing care medication policies and procedures
  • Actively educate and support clients and continuing care staff while providing evidence-based direction to medication and health related needs and inquiries
  • Assess new medication orders for appropriateness and safety of therapy when required
  • Appropriately triage new medication orders when required
  • When required, complete initial check of prescription data entry and final check of prepared prescriptions for accuracy and completeness
  • Work in a team-based model to ensure the timely and accurate processing of medication orders when required
  • Ensure appropriate and complete documentation of all assessments, interventions, and clinical work
  • Conduct drug errors review process and monitor for trends
  • Participate in workflow review processes to achieve best practice and ensure efficient and effective processes in place
  • Participate in the development of Pharmacy Policies and Procedures, including development of Standard Operating Procedures for the pharmacy while ensuring compliance with ACP requirements
  • Monitor and review pharmacy policies, procedures, and practice to ensure compliance with ACP Standards of Practice
  • Resolve problems that arise, such as customer complaints and supply shortages
  • Assist in development and implementation of quality improvement strategies
  • Implement and monitor adherence to pharmacy technology best practices, including PacMed and PacVision maintenance
  • Participate in the planning and provision of off-site clinics (such as Influenza Vaccines, COVID-19 Vaccines, educational programs, etc.)
  • Support new facility transition planning, implementation, and onboarding processes
  • Support the design, organization, and implementation of special projects as required
  • Supervise and provide guidance and direction to staff, and assign duties as required
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations as required
  • Assist in inventory management to ensure adequate supply of medication and over-the- counter products as required
  • Support inventory control and annual or bi-annual inventory count processes
  • Cover duties of Assistant Pharmacy Manager/Pharmacy Manager during vacation/time off periods

Requirements

  • Registered as a Pharmacist with the Alberta College of Pharmacists and proficient in the scope of practice of Pharmacists in Alberta (required)
  • Authorization to Administer Injections (required)
  • Additional Prescribing Authorization (preferred)
  • Continuing Care/Long Term Care experience (preferred)
  • Kroll experience (preferred)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A respectful attitude and compassion toward others
  • Good manual dexterity
  • The ability to remain calm and handle emergencies
  • The ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team
  • Participation in a schedule rotation that includes occasional Saturdays and holidays, as well as a rotating on-call support schedule.

Job Type

  • Full-time

Benefits

  • Health Spending Account
  • Store discount

Schedule

  • 8-hour shifts

Experience

  • Pharmacist: 1 year (required)

Licence/Certification

  • Pharmacy License (required)

Applications considered as received

Applications and questions can be addressed to Kati Strang, Pharmacy Manager at kati.nolanrx@gmail.com.

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