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Chief Pharmacist II

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2023 September 30

The Inuulitsivik Health Center (CSI), which has more than 1100 employees, is part of the Quebec health and social services network, Nunavik region. It provides the population of the Hudson's Bay Territory of approximately 7,000 people with frontline health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support. In addition, it provides youth protection services and management for the Nunavik region, including Ullivik in Dorval. Its mission is to welcome Inuit who need to receive health services in participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed in seven communities on the coast of Hudson Bay, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit. Under the authority of the professional services coordinator, the chief pharmacist oversees the management of the pharmacy as well as the various medication circuit optimization projects in the hospital and in the 7 CLSC pharmacies. Also, the chief pharmacist will have to participate in activities related to the provision of pharmaceutical care for the community component of the population of Puvirnituq, as well as the Puvirnituq hospital center and ensure the supervision of the pharmacies of the 6 CLSCs on the Hudson Bay Coast: control distribution and use of drugs, monitoring and adjustment of anticoagulant therapy, training of nurses, activities of the pharmacology committee. The current work team is made up of 2 full-time pharmacists and 6 pharmacy technical assistants. In addition to these weeks of leadership, the head pharmacist also participates in activities related to the provision of pharmaceutical care for the community component of the population of Inukjuak and Puvirnituq according to a rotation system, for the Puvirnituq hospital center and for the six other clinics on the Hudson Bay Coast: control of the distribution and use of medication, follow-up and adjustment of anticoagulant therapy, teaching of nurses, activities of the pharmacology committee and other committees of the CMPDSF as needed. Chieftaincy component Responsibilities of the Head of Pharmacy
• Ensure the management of the daily operation of the hospital and the community pharmacy
• Supervise the quality of the act of pharmacists and technical assistants according to the standards of good practice in force
• Support the various continuous improvement projects in pharmacies
• Accompany and prepare the accreditation visits of the pharmacy department
• Prepare annual schedules for pharmacists and auxiliary technicians to avoid service interruptions
• Make contact with private personnel placement agencies, if necessary
• Participate in recruitment and performance/probation evaluations of pharmacy department employees, in collaboration with the immediate supervisor
• Plan and coordinate visits to CLSCs on the coast
• Prepare and lead service meetings, in collaboration with the immediate superior In addition, the department head is responsible to the CMDPSF:
• To monitor the way in which pharmacy is practiced in his department
• To draw up, for his service, rules for the use of medicines which take into account the need to provide adequate services to users, as well as the organization and means available to the establishment;
• Develop the procedures for issuing and carrying out prescriptions at the hospital centre, in particular with regard to the criteria for the validity of prescriptions, including verbal prescriptions given to a resident, a nurse or another healthcare professional. health
• Encourage and ensure the participation of pharmacists in the various commissions of the CMDPSF and other commissions of the establishment, if necessary
• Give its opinion on the privileges and status to be granted to a pharmacist when requesting an appointment. (Art. 190, 1st par. AHSSS) The rules referred to in paragraph b) of section 5.7 must provide that the professional practice of pharmacists in the department must comply with unique rules. (Art. 190, 3rd al. AHSSS) Section community pharmacy: The pharmacist is a consultant in the field of medicine and pharmacotherapy. Based on his knowledge, he is able to advise clients on illnesses and help prevent and/or cure them. Practice focused on pharmaceutical care and therapeutic follow-up Multidisciplinary work Excellent collaboration with doctors
• Verify the accuracy of prescriptions;
• Ensuring the verification of prescriptions;
• Analyze pharmacological records;
• Monitor drug therapy;
• Dispensing authorized drugs to clients;
• Educate clients on indications, contraindications, side effects, drug interactions and


• B.Pharm. or equivalent (Pharm.D.).
• Master's degree in hospital pharmacy an asset
• Specialized graduate degree an asset
• Member in good standing of the OPQ.
Compliant professional liability insurance.

Experience required
  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar position
  • Team management experience of at least 2 years an asset
Essential skills and aptitudes

• Ability to interact with the multidisciplinary team;
• Ability to meet required deadlines;
• Experience in the health and social services network, an asset;
• Oral and written bilingualism • Mastery of Word and Excel
• Knowledge of Gesphar and AssystRx programs an asset
• Team spirit and great sense of collaboration and developed communication skills;
• Flexibility and excellent adaptability;
• Strong interest in working in a different context and cultural environment;
• Good ability to work under pressure and in an emergency context;
  Discreet, autonomous, responsible, curious, resourceful

Conditions and benefits
  • Permanent full-time position;
  • Hourly rate between $54.58 and $73.13;
  • Day shift 40h/week,
  • 8-9 weeks north/4 weeks south leave depending on status;
  • 3 to 4 annual outings depending on status;
  • Profit-sharing bonus: 40 hours of 6%;
  • Job retention bonus of 27.19%;
  • Attraction and retention bonus between 2.6% and 7.4%;
  • Food allowance: $115.64/week;
  • Isolation premium: $203.66/week without dependents and $358.99 with dependents;
  • Furnished accommodation provided;
  • Moving expenses reimbursed by the employer;
  • Storage costs, if applicable, reimbursed by the employer.
  • Professionals currently in the health and social services network can apply for unpaid northern leave (up to 48 months) from their institution to work in Nunavik ***
Additional details

Send your application to ​recrutement.csi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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