[XSW153] - Drug Evaluation Pharmacist

[XSW153] - Drug Evaluation Pharmacist

21 Mar
Nova Scotia Health Authority

21 Mar

Nova Scotia Health Authority


Req ID: 61321

Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII

Company: NSHA

Department: 3002403 PHAR Drug Evaluation Alliance

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU

Posting Closing Date: 03-Apr-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Under the general management of the Director of Pharmacy and the Team Leader of the Drug Evaluation Unit (DEU), the drug evaluation pharmacist develops strategies to support evidence-informed drug policy decisions and educational initiatives.

DEU pharmacists prepare critically appraised drug evaluation reports and economic analyses to support Atlantic Provincial Drug Plan Formulary decisions, present major findings to expert advisory committees, consult with medical specialists and administrators on issues relating to the reports and aide in developing educational and policy related material to support formulary decisions. The DEU co-ordinates functions for the Atlantic Common Drug Review process, working closely with Atlantic Provincial Drug Plans. The DEU pharmacists also provide support to the Drug Evaluation Alliance of Nova Scotia (DEANS) to aide in the development of educational materials such as those used in the Dalhousie University, Continuing Professional Development, and Academic Detailing Program. Some travel may be required for educational presentations.


Graduation from a university program in Pharmacy

Completion of a Pharmacy Residency Program preferred

Licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice Pharmacy in the Province of Nova Scotia

Minimum of two years (five years preferred) experience in pharmacy practice is required with relevant experience in drug information, literature searching and critical appraisal of scientific literature

Strong knowledge of drugs and therapeutics and have the ability to make accurate and timely recommendations regarding safe and cost-effective use of drugs

Self-motivated and able to work independently to meet report completion deadlines

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

A skills test will be included as part of the selection process. Applicants chosen for an interview will be required to complete written and oral tests to demonstrate critical appraisal and presentation skills.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Hours of Work

Permanent Full Time Position; 75 hours biweekly

Salary Information

$40.7521 - $49.6756 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check

Proof of education & training certifications

Proof of any additional required qualification

Valid registration with the relevant licensing body

Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation

Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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