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Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
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Company Bio
IMAGINE a hospital where everyone is committed to excellence. We did. We are. From boardroom to bedside, we go above and beyond to offer the best and safest patient care. At North York General Hospital (NYGH), we put our patients first in everything we do. We are achieving a new standard of excellence in integrated patient-centered care and as one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals, we are building on our academic foundation through enhanced education, research and innovation. North York General Hospital is part of North York Toronto Health Partners, a collaborative partnership with patients, primary care, and community partners, a first- generation Ontario Health Team, driving the development of a locally integrated health system to serve the community. As part of our dynamic team, you too can stand out and be amazing! At North York General, our team is making a world of difference.
Position Summary
Pharmacist: The Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist is an integral member of the NYGH Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and a key player in establishing initiatives that optimize antimicrobial use with a focus on patient safety and quality improvement. The Pharmacist will have both a direct patient care role and an institutional monitoring and evaluation role to ensure antimicrobials are used appropriately and effectively according to hospital guidelines and best practices identified in the infectious diseases literature.
On a practical level, you will
  • Develop, implement, and expand, on current institutional antimicrobial stewardship initiatives (e.g. Prospective audit and feedback, restricted antimicrobial use, intravenous to oral step-down, clinical guidelines and pathways).
  • Clinical resource for infectious diseases medication management (e.g. beta-lactam allergy assessment, complex medication counselling)
  • Collaborate with key departments (e.g., Pharmacy, Decision Support, Clinical Informatics, and Infection Control) in collecting and monitoring antimicrobial utilization metrics, leveraging information systems in the development of clinical decision-support tools, and monitoring antibiotic resistance trends to guide empiric therapy.
  • Plan and prepare program updates for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and other key stakeholders or committees.
  • Participate in the review of antimicrobial formulary management
  • Participate in the preparation of reports intended to document the impact of the program on quality, safety, and cost of antimicrobial utilization
  • Assist in developing, organizing, managing, and querying a newly developed NYGH ASP metric database
  • Provide education, information, didactic and experiential training about antimicrobial stewardship to students, physicians, pharmacists, community partners and other key members of the health care team.
  • Participate in research to advance the field of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Previous training or experience in antimicrobial stewardship program or infectious diseases (e.g MAD-ID, SIDP certification)
  • Advanced Pharmacy Residency Program (Year 2) in Infectious Diseases is an asset
  • Board Certification in Infectious Diseases Pharmacist is an asset
  • Pharmacist Injection training
  • Advanced computer skills including database management and software programming.
  • Experience in epidemiological research and/or statistics. MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • Graduate from an accredited university Pharmacy Program (Bachelor Level or Doctor of Pharmacy).
  • Licensed under Part A of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
  • Previous clinical hospital experience or hospital residency is required. SKIILS REQUIRED:
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical care process, disease management and clinical pharmacology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team structure with strong collaborative skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills using evidence-informed practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing relationships with key stakeholders and opinion leaders pivotal to advancing patient care and enhancing quality performance.
  • Experience with data analysis and effective monitoring and evaluation of implemented programs.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and to assess situations and problems efficiently and effectively.
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills.
What We Offer
Working at NYGH means working with a dynamic team of fellow healthcare providers, staff, and volunteers in one of Canada’s leading hospitals. This is a full time permanent position with 8 hour shifts Day shifts, Evening shifts, including weekends in Pharmacy Services. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package that includes pension and vacation. FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department.
How To Apply
Think you're the right person for the job? Here's your first chance to show us why:
  • Ensure to meet the deadline - only applications received by the closing date will be considered.
  • We will review all applications and will contact those selected for an interview.
Closing Statement
At North York General, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. North York General is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
Company Overview
North York General Hospital
North York General Hospital

Current Openings: 0

North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. We offer our culturally diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and long-term care services across multiple sites. Through partnerships, collaboration and academic endeavours, we seek to set new standards for patient- and family-centred care. Working together with our patients and their families, we are making a world of difference. We have proudly served our community since 1968. The area we primarily serve is north central Toronto and southern York Region. Our 5,000 staff, physicians and volunteers embrace the belief that patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do. North York General's major programs include Cancer Care, Child and Teen, Emergency Services, Family and Community Medicine, Genetics, Maternal Newborn, Medicine and Elder Care, Mental Health, and Surgery. They are supported by a number of departments including Medical Imaging, Laboratory Medicine and Pharmacy Services. A 192-bed long-term care home is located at the Seniors' Health Centre. North York General Hospital is a member of the Central Local Health Integration Network. With their support, our hospital continues to build on its strength as a caring and innovative partner in health care for the region we serve.
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