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Community Pharmacist (CLSC)

CLSC, Inukjuak
2021 September 01

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, control of the distribution and use of medications, monitoring and adjustment of anticoagulation therapy, teaching of nursing staff, activities of the Pharmacology Committee.  The pharmacist will have under his supervision an Pharmacy Assistant. 
With the assistance of a pharmacy technical assistant (ATP), he performs the following tasks at the community pharmacy level:  
- Ensures that any service request contains the information necessary for his work (e.g. adequate identification of the patient, transferable or renewable request, need for the paper file, etc.).  
- Searches the patient record in AssystRx or creates it according to the standards requested and shared with the Pharmacy Vinet  
- Punches each of the prescriptions Scans each of the prescriptions and associates the scanned prescription with the prescription with the patient record  
- Collects the necessary information in the situations of transfer of prescription and proceeds to the transfer if necessary 
- Manages traffic to prevent patients from waiting at the pharmacy counter or unnecessarily in the waiting room if they can come later;  
- Preparation of prescriptions: Counts, measures and adequately packages medications according to their pharmaceutical form;  
- Correctly identifies medications on behalf of each patient;  
- Checks data entry in AssystRx, does contained verification, ensures the pharmacological analysis of the patient record (dose, duplication, interaction, allergy, etc.), gives the appropriate advice to patients (in the language chosen by the patient using the services of the interpreter if necessary), makes the appropriate clinical interventions with the prescriber, prints an up-to-date profile for the CLSC paper file and ensures that it communicates adequately with the southern pharmacy (YDR for changes in Dispills, change of patient's group, change of village, death, end of distribution of Dispill, etc. 
- Magistrale : verifies and supervises the ATP in the preparation of magistral;  
- Prescriptions written outside the opening hours of the pharmacy: same applies to regular prescriptions when the traffic is less and ideally within 24 hours of their reception.  
- Narcotics report: With ATP, the pharmacist is responsible for checking the count of narcotics, controlled and benzodiazepines once a week. The audit is done on Fridays for the period covering the last report up to the previous Thursday. A count is therefore made weekly. It uses the report section in AssystRx for this purpose.   
The pharmacist is responsible for the supervision and training as required of the technical staff under his supervision. The technical tasks relating to the preparation of medicinal products must be carried out by the clinical pharmacist in the absence of a trained ATP; 
- Participation in the Council of Physicians, Dentists, Pharmacists and Midwives 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;
  • 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: melanie.lepage.mnq@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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