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Approximately 296 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Organization:    Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Various Locations - Toronto
Job Term:    8 Temporary positions between 10-16 weeks duration
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $11.00 - $11.85 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    51690

*Targeted to Post-Secondary students*

This job posting represents multiple positions across Ontario. Job location details are listed below. You are required to identify the ministries and cities you are interested in applying to. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.

Applications are accepted online. Resumes and cover letters are not accepted. Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on the application form.

To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOEligibilityCriteria.asp') Eligibility Requirements (/a)
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOKeyResources.asp') Student Application Guide (/a) -item 1 in Key Resources
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOKeyResources.asp') Explanation of Rating Scale for Application Questions (/a) -item 2 in Key Resources

Detailed Position Breakdown:
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
8 positions at 5700 Yonge St, M2M 4K5, North York

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

The Exceptional Access Program Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has a number of summer opportunities for students with a background in clinical pharmacy. The Exceptional Access Program (EAP) facilitates patient access in exceptional circumstances to drugs not funded on the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Formulary, or where no listed alternative is available.

You will be working closely with a dynamic and dedicated team of pharmacists, technicians, and support staff to assist in the processing, assessment, and review of drug funding submissions from across the province. Some of the responsibilities of this role may include (but are not limited to);
• Data interpretation, classification, verification, and information processing of clinical submissions
• Assist the EAP team with the assessment of requests for the funding of non-formulary drugs based on clinical information provided and established criteria
• Respond to inquiries from physician offices and other health professionals through verbal or written communication
• Respond to and process calls from physicians and/or their delegates on EAP's Telephone Request Service (TRS)
Students that have completed their third year of university in a recognized pharmacy program are preferred.

How do I qualify?

Some positions require students to be 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age if you are a person with a disability) due to program funding.

Some positions may require the successful candidate(s) to undergo a personal security screening check as a condition of employment.

Qualification Requirements:
Please review the qualifications for this position:

We are looking for individuals with a background in clinical pharmacy who are detail-oriented and work well in a collaborative, team environment. The ideal candidate should possess;

Communications and Interpersonal Skills
• You apply your written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, record data, presentations meeting minutes etc.)
• You apply your verbal, written, listening communication skills and customer service skills to respond to phone, email and in-person inquiries and provide information to internal clients and/or public

Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; email and internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents;
• You apply your knowledge and/or experience in writing, editing and proofreading various communication documents
• A working knowledge of internet resources for drug information

Other requirements
• Excellent organizational and time management skills;
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines
• Ability to meet timelines and work effectively within a fast paced environment
• Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Candidate is a Pharmacy Student who is eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and is familiar with Ontario/Canadian Pharmacy regulations


Additional information:

Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:   Friday, February 15, 2013
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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