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General Information
TYPE OF HCP : Acute Care Teaching Hospitals
BEDS : 846 beds, 20 bassinets
SITES : 3 Hospital Sites
INPATIENT OR AMBULATORY : Inpatient, Ambulatory and Retail
CLINICAL PROGRAMS : Cancer Services, Women and Children Services, Medicine Services including Clinical Neurosciences, Family Medicine, Acute Care for the Elderly, Surgery Services including Multi-Organ Transplant, Cardiac Care, Critical Care, Mental Health Services
Pharmacy Services
PHARMACISTS : 55 (full-time, part-time, casual, temporary)
TECHNICIANS : 118 (full-time, part-time, casual, temporary)
Types/Levels of Pharmacist Positions
Distribution System
IV/ADMIXTURE PROGRAMS : Yes, CIVA to all services
MONDAY TO FRIDAY : Various depending on the service (8-5, 8-8)
WEEKENDS : IP only 8 am to 6 pm
HOLIDAYS : same as weekends
ON-CALL RESPONSIBILITIES : Pharmacists for each site
Professional Opportunities
TEACHING : Yes, SPEP, undergraduate students, residents and PharmD rotations
RESEARCH : Yes, EBM, drug studies, practice research
Educational Opportunities
ESTABLISHED DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS : Yes, numerous opportunities to present and debate pharmacotherapies plus faculty lecturers at UWO and U of T
FUNDING FOR SPECIALTY MEETINGS : Yes, under certain criteria for all Pharmacists
FUNDING FOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS : Yes, under certain criteria
Mostly FT with benefits. PT, casual, temporary receive percent in lieu of benefits
Yes, four weeks of comprehensive orientation
Residency Required
Summer Student Employment
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHARMACY STUDENT : Yes, at various times throughout the year
Contact Us/ Send Resume To
HUMAN RESOURCES : London Health Sciences Centre
Julie Webster, Recruitment Consultant
339 Windermere Road
London, Ontario N6A 5A5
PHONE : 519-685-8500 ext. 325550
FAX : 519-663-3889
E-MAIL : julie.webster@lhsc.on.ca
WEBSITE : www.lhsc.on.ca
MAP : University Hospital
MAP : South Street
MAP : Victoria Hospital

As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC is committed to improving health and has pioneered more than 40 national and international medical breakthroughs. Staff and physicians at LHSC number more than 10,000. Together we provide care for more than 1,000,000 patients each year. Staff members possess an energetic and driving vision to pursue excellence in patient care and health care innovation. LHSC is a dynamic, caring, committed organization that has been serving London and region for over 130 years and provides a safe and healthy work environment that inspires respect for the individual, collaboration and teamwork.
LHSC is organized into six units: Cancer Services, Women and Children Services, Medicine Services, Surgery Services, Mental Health Services and Clinical Support Services. Many of our programs are recognized internationally for the major contributions they have made toward the advancement of medicine around the world.
Our exceptional staff includes our pharmacists, who care for their community as they continue to innovate for the world. They possess the energy, drive and compassion needed to pursue excellence in patient-care and health care innovation. They follow a patient-centred model of care that provides high levels of patient satisfaction and, in turn, enhances their own job satisfaction. They contribute their highly valued knowledge and skills in a team-oriented environment that fosters and encourages professional growth and development.

Enjoy a Variety of Challenges
Upon completion of four weeks of comprehensive orientation, our pharmacists will discover a variety of challenges in their daily practice. On any given day, they may engage in one-on-one patient care, review medication orders, participate in rounds with other health care professionals, and perform patient discharge planning.

Their vast knowledge of new and existing drugs, their sensitivity toward patients and their commitment to excellence make our pharmacists key figures in achieving optimal drug outcomes for patients and enhancing their quality of life.

As a tertiary and quaternary care centre, we provide pharmacists with a wide range of areas in which to practice. They may find themselves working with children with acquired brain injury, adults with cardiovascular disease or seniors requiring plastic surgery. They may also take advantage of the unique opportunity to work in our regional renal transplantation program – a service offered at only a handful of hospitals in Ontario.

Learn, Grow, Excel
As a pharmacist at LHSC, you’ll enjoy ongoing opportunities to enhance your practice, learn new skills and grow professionally. Journal clubs, skill development seminars, and our annual drug therapy update conference are just a few of the professional development initiatives available on-site. Pharmacists wishing to attend industry-related conferences in North America or Europe may take advantage of a paid leave of absence and financial support for registration costs.
Pharmacists at LHSC also learn by sharing their knowledge and expertise with others. Our pharmacists provide hands-on education and mentoring to the four residents and six fourth-year undergraduate pharmacy students from the University of Toronto who complete their studies here each year. They also help shape the practice of pharmacy at the hospital by participating in a variety of committees and working groups. Opportunities to participate in innovative hospital research projects also allow pharmacists to guide policy and practice at the hospital. Over time, pharmacists may advance in their careers to work in clinical or operational leadership positions.

Work in a Supportive, Collegial Environment
LHSC is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment that inspires teamwork, respect and professionalism. As critical members of the interdisciplinary health care team, pharmacists collaborate with physicians, nurses, rehab therapists and other health professionals to develop individualized, effective treatment plans for patients. They enjoy working in a collegial environment that is continually fostered through hospital-wide and department-specific staff social events.


The Forest City’s Many Charms
Life in “The Forest City” is a pleasant mix of metropolitan life – with its many cultural events and annual festivals – and a small-town atmosphere. London’s vibrant artistic side is reflected in the Orchestra London, The Grand Theatre and the London Regional Art and Historic Museums, plus a host of annual visual and performing arts special events. Family entertainment abounds and ranges from the lively Covent Garden Market in the heart of the downtown to the popular Storybook Gardens in Springbank Park.
Beautiful parks line the Thames River with walking, biking and in-line skating paths. The city is within an hour’s drive of the sandy beaches and resort villages on lakes Huron and Erie. London features extensive retail shopping options, fine cuisine from around the world and superior professional and recreational sports facilities.

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