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Pharmacist in Community (CLSC) and hospital centres

CLSC, Inukjuak
2021 November 30

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with more than 950 employees, is part of the Québec health and social services network (Nunavik region). It provides front-line health and social services, notably for prevention, evaluation, diagnostics and treatment, rehabilitation and support, for the population of the Hudson subregion of roughly 7 000 persons. Moreover, it provides services related to youth protection and assumes the administration of Ullivik, located in Dorval, for the Nunavik region. The Ullivik’s mission is to receive Inuit travelling to Montréal to receive health services in participating institutions. The Inuit population is spread among seven communities along the Hudson coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit. 

Under the authority of the Chief Pharmacist, the Pharmacist participates in activities related to the provision of pharmaceutical care for the community component of the Population of Inukjuak and Puvirnituq in a rotation system, for the hospital centre in Puvirnituq and for the six other dispensaries on the Hudson's Bay Coast:  control of the distribution and use of drugs, monitoring and adjustment of anticoagulation therapy, teaching of nursing staff, activities of the Pharmacology Committee and other CMPDSF committes as needed.  

Community pharmacy component:
The pharmacist is a consultant in the field of drugs and drug therapy. Based on his/her knowledge, he/she is able to advise clients on illnesses and help prevent and/or cure them.
Practice focused on pharmaceutical care and therapeutic follow-ups
Multidisciplinary work
Excellent collaboration with doctors.
-Check the accuracy of prescriptions;
- Ensure the verification of prescriptions;
- Analyze pharmacological records; 
- Monitor drug therapy;
- Dispense the permitted drugs to clients;  
- Educate clients on indications, contraindications, side effects, drug interactions and dosage;  
- Advise clients on prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and health management;  
- Collaborate with technical assistants in pharmacy; 
- Provide exemplary customer service. 

Hospital pharmacy component:
Under the authority of the head of the Department of Pharmacy and in accordance with the laws, the pharmacist participates in activities related to the control of the distribution of drugs, the optimization of the use of drugs as well as various clinical and professional activities of the department.
The pharmacist actively participates in the development and implementation of new care programs, the development of treatment protocols and guides, as well as the teaching, evaluation and research activities of the establishment.

Other responsibilities: 
- Participation in the Council of Physicians, Dentists, Pharmacists and Midwives (CMDPSF) of the Health Centre, as an active member, as well as in the subcommittees;  
- Any other responsibility delegated by the immediate superior, may include participation in pharmacy development projects.

• B. Pharm. or equivalent (Pharm.D.); 
• Member in good standing of the OPQ. Compliant professional liability insurance;
• Experience of more or less 1 year in a similar position; 
• Ability to interact with the multidisciplinary team;  
• Ability to meet required timelines;  
• Experience in the health and social services network, an asset;  
• Oral and written bilingualism; 
• Proficiency in Word and Excel;
• Team spirit, a strong sense of collaboration and developed communication skills; 
• Flexibility and excellent adaptability;
• Strong interest in working in a different cultural context and environment;      
• Good ability to work under pressure and in an emergency environment; 
• Discreet, autonomous, responsible, curious, resourceful;
• Updating of knowledge;
• Responsiveness to peer education.

Conditions and benefits:

  • Temporary full-time 6 months with possibility of extension;
  • Hourly rate between $43.93 and $55.47;
  • Day shift 40hres/week, 8-9 weeks north/4 weeks leave in the south according to status;
  • 3 to 4 annual outings depending on status;
  • Incentive premium: 40H of 6%;
  • Job retention premium of 27.19%;
  • Attraction and retention premium between 2.6% and 7.4%;
  • Food allowance: $98.09/week;
  • Removal premium: $191.93/week without dependent and $338.29 with dependent;
  • Furnished accommodation provided;
  • Moving expenses borne by the employer;
  • Storage costs if applicable borne by the employer.

Professionals who are currently in the health and social services network can request a Nordic unpaid leave (up to 48 months) from their institution to work in Nunavik *** 

Contact: christiane.alary.csi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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