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Organization:    Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Division:    Ontario Public Drug Programs
City:    North York
Job Term:    1 Temporary - 12 months
Job Code:    6A012 - Social06
Salary:    $69,680.00 - $99,600.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    57300
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Are you a professional who is interested in expanding their Pharmaceutical expertise and knowledge? We are looking for a strategic and detail-oriented Pharmacist to join the Ontario Public Drug Program team.

Consider the many great advantages of working with the Ontario Public Service!

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior Pharmacist, your role will include:
- Liaising with advisors and acting as a scientific adviser to senior management and staff
- Providing policy interpretation and support to pharmacists and the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Helpdesk
- Reviewing proposals for funding of research projects
- Reviewing Formulary listings and expenditure agreements with pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Developing and implementing program changes and initiatives that affect program operations and external stakeholders
- Participating on pharmaceutical committees and related work groups.

How do I qualify?

- A degree in Pharmacy from a university of recognized standing and licensure with the Ontario College of Phamacists are requirements for this position.

Your knowledge and abilities will include:
- Demonstrated working knowledge of pharmacology, therapeutics and pharmaceuticals to provide expert advice
- Ability to demonstrate understanding of Ontario's drug programs and proven knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry
- Demonstrated knowledge of pharmacy operations, programs and legislation to ensure consistency and assess changes for policies and programs
- Abilities with program analysis and policy development to assess drug products for benefit listings
- Working knowledge of organizational and management theories to facilitate the operations of the unit.

Your essential skills will include:
- Project management and organizational skills to plan, assign and coordinate activities
- Communication and consultation skills to respond to, and interact effectively with clients
- Problem-solving and analytical skills to analyze and resolve issues related to pharmacy and program changes; and to make decisions and recommendations on policies and programs
- Writing skills to prepare complex technical reports
- People skills to build and maintain productive working relationships and work collaboratively with others
- Computer proficiency to manage, retrieve, collect and analyze complex data collection and analysis
- Forecasting skills to assess financial implications of expenditure agreements.

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 5700 Yonge St., 3rd Floor, Toronto, North York, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:   6
Category:   Health and Social Services
Posted on:   Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Please note: As a result of the recently agreed to AMAPCEO collective agreement, a new job evaluation system will be implemented on October 1, 2013 and the job code identified in this posting is subject to revision. In the new job evaluation system, the classification level of this position has not yet been determined.
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 Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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