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Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, is a 326-bed community hospital that cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. State-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2010, contribute to Bluewater Health’s Mission: We create exemplary healthcare experiences for patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit www.bluewaterhealth.ca.

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.


-Graduation from a Faculty of Pharmacy of a recognized university required
-Licensed by the Ontario College of Pharmacists – Part A required

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Beginner level proficiency using the MS Office Suite of products required
-Recent experience with Pharmacy software (i.e. Meditech, OPIS, Kroll, AcuDose) preferred
-Recent experience in a Hospital Pharmacy preferred
-Residency in a Hospital Environment preferred

Principle Duties:

-Provides prescribed medications, drugs and other pharmaceuticals and compounds medications according to professional standards and practices
-Reviews all medication orders to ensure the medication order is authentic, accurate and appropriate and enters into computer system
-Assesses the physician's medication order utilizing the patient's medication profile and\or chart for the detection of duplicate therapy, potential allergic or adverse reactions, possible drug-disease incompatibilities, significant drug interactions or incompatibilities and suggest alternate drug therapy or pharmaceutical care plan when appropriate
-Monitors patient response to drug therapy for effectiveness and\or adverse effects and recommends changes in therapy where necessary. Monitors lab results and other clinical indicators for effectiveness of therapy and appropriateness of dose and frequency of medications
-Consults with and advises medical staff personnel regarding utilization of drugs and pharmaceutics. Provides information to physicians, nurses and other staff members on availability of drugs, indications and dosages, warnings on currently marketed drugs, incompatibilities of certain drugs, and contraindications of drugs and other pharmaceuticals.
-Advises patients and family on use of various medications including dosage, side effects and correct administration techniques
-Provides direction and guidance to Pharmacy Technicians
-Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs current literature review, in-service meetings and workshops
-Participates in multidisciplinary rounds, hospital committees and other meetings as required
-Other related duties as assigned

Selection will be made on the basis of skill, ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 21.01 of the OPSEU Collective Agreement

We thank you in advance for your interest in Bluewater Health, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Bluewater Health policy, offers of employment to prospective employees are conditional upon the successful completion and disclosure of a Police Records/Vulnerable Sector Check.

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