August 6 2020
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Pharmacist, Pharmacy
Toronto, ON


Position: Pharmacist
Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department: Pharmacy
Reports to: Manager
Salary Range: $41.40 - $51.75 per hour
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; including days, evenings, weekends, and oncall shifts
Status: Temporary Full-Time (Approx. 16 months with possibility of extension)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Pharmacist in our Pharmacy Department.

The Energy of the City. The Rewards of a Great Career.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


The PHARMACIST provides comprehensive pharmacy services to medical oncology/ radiation oncology inpatients within the PM Cancer Program, with cross coverage to the short stay and palliative care units. As a member of the patient care team, the principal responsibilities include: review and dispense all doctors’ medication orders for appropriateness; identify, resolve and prevent drug related problems with the patient and health care team; monitor drug therapy for effectiveness, toxicity and adherence to evidence based medicine/guidelines; conduct medication reconciliation; patient, family and interdisciplinary team education; follow-up on medication incidents and promote safe medication practices on the unit; respond to drug information questions; provide direct and/or functional supervision of technician staff.



  • Completion of university degree (Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Pharmacy or PharmD), or equivalent required.
  • Certificate of competency from the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada required.
  • Active registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (Part A) required.


  • Hospital pharmacy practice experience in oncology preferred.
  • Hospital pharmacy residency an asset.
  • Membership in the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists an asset.

Additional Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
POSTED DATE: August 6, 2020 CLOSING DATE: Until FIlled
Posting #861446
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.
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