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General Information
TYPE OF HCP : Non-Acute Teaching Hospitals and Long-Term Care
LOCATION : Kingston, Belleville, Brockville and surrounding areas
BEDS : 585
SITES : 3 Main sites and numerous satellite locations
ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS : Over 140 join nursing staff on multidisciplinary teams
INPATIENT OR AMBULATORY : Inpatient, Outreach and Outpatient services
CLINICAL PROGRAMS : Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care, Specialized Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry Services, Forensic Psychiatry Services and Long-Term Care
Pharmacy Services
TOTAL NUMBER OF PHARMACY STAFF : Over 25 team members
PHARMACISTS : 6
TECHNICIANS : More than 15
TYPE/LEVELS OF PHARMACIST POSITIONS : Director, Practice Leader, Clinical, Interns
Types/Levels of Pharmacist Positions
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Distribution System
UNIT DOSE : Limited
WARD STOCK : Yes
IV/ADMIXTURE PROGRAMS : No centralized IV services; Limited admixture services to prepare CADD cassettes for Palliative Care services
Scheduling
HOURS OF OPERATION            
MONDAY TO FRIDAY : Regular business hours
WEEKENDS : Closed on weekends
HOLIDAYS : Closed on Holidays
ON-CALL RESPONSIBILITIES : No assigned on-call; voluntary on-call as needed
Professional Opportunities
TEACHING : Enjoy opportunities to mentor/preceptor pharmacy students and interns, and to provide education to team members and patients/families
RESEARCH : Staff may be involved in a range of research activities
Educational Opportunities
ESTABLISHED DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS : Departmental education budgets support professional development initiatives that provide mutual benefit
FUNDING FOR SPECIALTY MEETINGS/CONFERENCES/CE : Professional networking activities supported
FUNDING FOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS : Bursary and shared funding opportunities
Contract
Staff complement includes full-time, part-time and job-share opportunities with benefits in accordance with applicable Collective Agreement
Orientation
Customized orientation program tailored to meet individual learning needs and includes corporate orientation, departmental orientation and job shadowing
Residency Required
RESIDENCY PROGRAM OFFERED : No
RESIDENCY/PHARMD TRAINING PREFFERRED/REQUIRED : Residency Desirable
OFFER PHARMD TRAINING ROTATIONS : Yes
Summer Student Employment
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHARMACY STUDENT : Student placement opportunities welcome
Contact Us/ Send Resume To
HUMAN RESOURCES : Human Resources Providence Care
752 King Street West, Postal Bag 603
Kingston, ON K7L 4X3
PHONE : 613.548.5567 x 5913
FAX : 613.548.5583
E-MAIL :  
humanresourcesmhs@providencecare.ca 
WEBSITE : www.providencecare.ca
MAP : Kingston
  
 

 

Providence Care plays an integral role in the health care system, taking over where acute care hospitals leave off. We care for patients coping with cancer, requiring rehabilitation services or longer-term care, or who are living with mental illness, with a focus on quality of life for our patients.

A 585-bed, multi-site non-acute health care provider with an operating budget of $113 million and a staff numbering more than 700, Providence Care delivers holistic care to patients as they progress through different stages of healing and make the transition from hospital to their homes or other community settings.

Serving patients in Kingston and the surrounding region, Providence Care delivers care through numerous community locations and three main sites:

St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital in Kingston: Physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialized geriatrics, complex continuing care, respite and palliative care.

Mental Health Services in Kingston: Adult treatment and rehabilitation services, geriatric psychiatry services and regional forensic services.

Providence Manor in Kingston: Long-term and Respite Care, Day Centre, Day Away Program, Attendant Care Outreach program and supported living program.

Make a Meaningful Impact on Patients’ Lives

Our Pharmacy Services teams at our St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital and Mental Health Services sites are important members of our multi-disciplinary clinical teams. As integral members of the health care team, our pharmacists work with members of other disciplines to address each patient’s emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs and provide input on the development of comprehensive treatment plans.

Providence Care pharmacists enjoy a diversity of challenges that come from working in different areas of care and with a range of inpatients, outpatients and clients living in the community. We offer a caring and rewarding professional opportunity where individual patient care and contact, consultation, participation in rounds, and straight days with no on-call or weekends await you.

Supporting Growth and Skill Enhancement

Providence Care offers numerous free and ongoing internal workshops, seminars and courses that cover a diverse range of technical, management, leadership and teamwork skills. The Pharmacy funds membership in professional associations such as the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists as well. In addition, the Providence Care Foundation helps fund external training and education opportunities for staff through bursaries.

Staff members also have the opportunity to learn through Providence Care’s strong affiliations with Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. Our practice sites are involved with many leading-edge research studies, in which Pharmacy has an integral part. Pharmacists act as designated mentors of pharmacy students through formal and informal learning programs from the University of Toronto as well as out-of-province faculties of pharmacy.

 

 

Contributing to Excellence

Pharmacy staff share their insights and contribute to the development of related best-practice models through a wide range of hospital committees and working groups, such as the Inter-Professional Practice Council, Accreditation, Recovery Model Working Group, joint planning educational committees, Quality Safety & Risk Management Committee, Clinical Applications working group, Nursing Pharmacy & Nursing Practice council, and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.

Staff members are involved in various continuous quality improvement, program evaluation, and research activities including Failure Modes Effects analysis and Root Cause analysis. To improve on safety, our department’s next major goal is unit dose implementation.

Stay and Play Where You Work

Kingston has a distinct small-town charm, but all the amenities of a large city, including excellent theatre, shopping centres and diverse restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy living at the gateway to the Thousand Islands and Frontenac Provincial Park, and the abundant waterfront activity of the sailing capital of Canada. Families will appreciate the safe and community-oriented environment, the affordable homes, and being in close proximity to Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. 

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