Life at Guelph General Hospital

Pharmacist - Temporary Full-Time

In its capacity as a community and referral hospital, Guelph General Hospital, a 182 bed acute care facility, serves a population of 180,000 people throughout Guelph and Wellington County.  GGH provides a full range of services, including 24-hour emergency coverage, advanced technology and diagnostic support, and specialty programs such as surgery, orthopaedics, cardiac care, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics.  GGH is also proud to be the regional vascular and bariatric surgery centre. The hospital employs over 1,200 staff. There are 224 physicians on staff at GGH. Twelve midwives also have privileges. You may refer to for more information about GGH.


The GGH Pharmacy Department (26 FTEs) provides services to the entire hospital including not only distribution but clinical pharmacy support. Pharmacists at Guelph General Hospital

(10 FTEs) are also responsible for a variety of clinical services, including the timely provision of patient-focused care in partnership with other healthcare professionals in a dynamic, team-oriented hospital setting.  The pharmacists function within teams: critical care, medicine and surgery. The progressive pharmacy department has a commitment to patient care, patient safety and continuous learning.  Pharmacists participate in a variety of clinical services and interdisciplinary committees, as well as mentoring students.  The technicians in the department perform most of the medication distribution (order entry, dispensing, checking, sterile and non-sterile compounding) and are responsible for completing non-elective admission Best Possible Medication Histories (BPMHs). The hospital is currently using on-line documentation and automated dispensing cabinets with unit dose packaging for medication distribution to the nursing units.

 We currently have an employment opportunity for a temporary full-time Maternity Leave position commencing approximately June 1, 2015.  The successful candidate(s) will be self-motivated, with strong communication and problem-solving skills and will be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in Part A register with the Ontario College of Pharmacists.  Hospital pharmacy experience, or a hospital pharmacy residency would be preferred but not required. Experience working with the Meditech health information system would be an asset.

 Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume with reference to Job# NU-15-009 to:

This position will contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Guelph General Hospital is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities.

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