Pharmacist I - Corrections

Alberta Health Services
ALB00119078 Requisition #
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The Pharmacist I will play a key role in providing patients with quality health care and will have the opportunity to learn and grow within an inter-professional team. This position is based at the Edmonton Remand Center and key responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assessment, intervention and resolution of potential or actual drug-related problems. Active participation in patient care rounds and liaising with members of the health care team. Documentation of clinical interventions for expected and real outcomes. Drug stewardship and application of evidence based medication related recommendations for the management of various medical conditions. Utilizing relevant and appropriate resources available within Alberta Health Services’ for drug information queries. Preceptorship and mentoring of pharmacy students, residents and other pharmacists. Pharmacy Services Vision at Alberta Health Services: To lead the nation in high quality pharmacy care through a team dedicated to collaboration, professionalism and continual learning. Correctional Health: Correctional Health operates within the Edmonton Remand Center, Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Center, Calgary Remand Center and Calgary Correctional Center. Pharmacists working in this area collaborate with various healthcare professionals, correctional center authorities, and other external stakeholders in a secure setting to provide care to adults and youth in custody. This is accomplished through actively participating in clinics, collaborating with members of the health care team, and engaging the patient to formulate a medication treatment plan. The Pharmacist I will have the ability to practice to full scope providing great learning and development opportunities within Correctional Health.


As a Pharmacist I, you will be responsible for the safe, effective and efficient preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical services. You will manage medication therapy for patients, both initially and on an ongoing basis. In addition, you will provide assessment, intervention and resolution of potential or actual drug-related problems and oversee activities related to compounding and packaging.

  • Classification: Pharmacist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: Clinical Pharmacy
  • Primary Location: Edmonton Remand Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 19-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 29-SEP-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 20-APR-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 60
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $52.44
  • Maximum Salary: $60.29
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Completion of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP).

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced clinical pharmacy degree, e.g., PharmD. Completion of a Canadian accredited pharmacy residency program. Pharmacy related experience in a hospital setting or in direct patient care providing comprehensive medication management services. Additional Prescribing Authorization (APA) from the Alberta College of Pharmacists would be an asset for this position; successful candidates not having APA will be expected to obtain it within 6 months of commencing in this position.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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