The following opportunities are available:
Regional Clinical Coordinator - Sault Ste. Marie
The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy is unique among pharmacy schools in Canada in that it offers an experiential learning program which includes Co-operative Education, Patient Care Rotations and Community Service Learning (CSL). Patient Care Rotations are the capstone of the Pharmacy program, comprising direct patient care clinical placements in one of 14 regions throughout Ontario. Each region has its own Regional Clinical Coordinator (RCC) who organizes and schedules student placements, identifies and trains preceptors and provides additional support, where needed, to both students and preceptors.
Applications are invited for the position of Regional Clinical Coordinator for the Sault Ste. Marie Region (encompassing Sault Ste. Marie and associated rural communities). This is a paid, part-time position (one half-day per week) with an annual salary of $10,600. The contract is from March 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 with the potential for renewal. We are looking for individuals who know this region well and the opportunities within it for PharmD placements within community, hospital, long-term care and family health team pharmacy practice. As the Sault Ste. Marie and Area Regional Clinical Coordinator, you will help manage the Community of Practice in this region by recruiting and coordinating local preceptors, showcasing the region to prospective students, coordinating Community of Practice activities such as an orientation to the region and case discussions, and providing frontline assistance to preceptors. Click here for a full list of responsibilities.
Required qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited program of study and registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists; considerable pharmacy practice experience and involvement with professional organizations and/or multiple facets of the pharmacy profession; a broad understanding of, and interest in, advancing pharmacy practice; a high level of enthusiasm for shaping future generations of pharmacists; and excellent communication, interpersonal, time management and organizational skills. Some travel required to conduct site visits and attend professional meetings.
Apply by February 22, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org providing your resume and a cover letter describing how you fit with this position, along with the names of two to three individuals who can reference your ability and experience connecting with your local pharmacy community. The anticipated start date is February 1, 2019 or as mutually agreed.
The University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy is the anchor institution for UW’s Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus, located approximately 5 km south of the main campus in Waterloo. The Health Sciences Campus is also home to a regional program of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and a satellite of the UW School of Optometry’s teaching clinic, creating unique opportunities for inter-professional, collaborative learning and patient care. A full-service family health team, seeing approximately 200 patients per day, is also situated on the site.
The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment.
Quality Improvement Facilitator (Primary Care – Community Pharmacy) - KW Region
Effective start date: March 1, 2019
The Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) is a team of multidisciplinary researchers working together to evaluate the quality, outcomes and value of medication management services that pharmacists and other healthcare professionals provide.
Come join this exciting opportunity to improve patient care in community pharmacies through Quality Improvement (QI).
We are looking for a passionate individual with QI experience in healthcare for a part-time position (on average, 5-10 hrs/week, some evenings possible total duration 4-8 months). The QI Facilitator is responsible for leading QI activities associated with a project called Health Hubs that is part of the OPEN:STIMULUS research program managed through the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo. The QI Facilitator will be responsible for leading QI activities aimed at improving pharmacist-provided, clinical services in 4 community pharmacies located in the Kitchener/Waterloo region. They will train pharmacy staff on QI tools/process and facilitate two 6 week PDSA cycles at each pharmacy. The QI initiative is embedded within a research project led by Dr. Houle and Dr. Waite at the University of Waterloo and with other researchers located at the University of Toronto.
Facilitate the pharmacies’ planning and implementation of quality-focused process changes, by leading structured QI activities; and build the pharmacies’ internal capacity for QI, by instructing them on the use of QI tools and strategies
- Collaborate with and guide community pharmacy based QI teams to implement and monitor QI processes to improve a pharmacist-provided, clinical service.
- Support QI process standardization and improvement activities through use of evidence-based systems change practices (e.g. PDSA cycles).
- Provide problem-solving support to QI teams using QI methodologies and transformation strategies
- Train QI team to understand and employ Health Quality Ontario and other related QI tools
- Support implementation and monitoring of new workflow strategies
- Provide ongoing support to community pharmacies as they plan, integrate, and monitor changes aimed at QI for the selected service.
- Complete semi-structured, qualitative reporting to research staff, including participating in interviews or focus groups.
- Visit community pharmacies throughout the QI initiative; observe, document, and evaluate workflow processes in support of the QI initiative.
- Develop a culture of independent and continuous QI in community pharmacy sites
- Ensure that community pharmacy sites have the capacity to track and/or critically consider the impact of the quality-focused changes.
- Support collection of quantitative and qualitative data from the pharmacy and QI team.
- Attend and participate in research meetings and attend assigned trainings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
*All employees of the University are expected to follow University and departmental health and safety policy, procedures and work practices at all times. Employees are also responsible for the completion of all health and safety training, as assigned. Employees with staff supervision and/or management responsibilities will ensure that assigned staff abide by the above, and actively identify, assess and correct health and safety hazards, as required.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master’s degree or post-graduate diploma in relevant field, an asset (eg. Public Health).
- Minimum 5 years of QI work experience in a healthcare setting.
- Experience applying MOHLTC HQO IDEAS tools in primary care preferred.
- Experience in data management, data collection, and relevant software(s)
- G license and ability to undertake regular travel between pharmacies (located in Kitchener/Waterloo area) throughout the project’s duration
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills, in both one-on-one and group environments.
- Supportive, engaged, and reliable.
- Creative problem-solving and independent decision-making skills.
- Ability to complete and forward semi-standardized qualitative and quantitative reports electronically
Nature and Scope
- Contacts: OPEN Co-Leads (and/or designates): Obtain/provide and/or clarify information, update Co-Leads on research work • Project Leads and collaborating researchers from UW and other universities: Substantial verbal and written interactions, coordination of research progress and reporting research activities. • Students (undergraduate and graduate): Substantial verbal and written interactions, processing of academic paperwork where appropriate • External Knowledge Users: Obtain/provide and/or clarify information and organize information transfer activities.
- Level of Responsibility: Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and as a team member in a fast paced, challenging environment. Time management skills are essential
- Decision-Making Authority: With the oversight of the Co-Leads make decisions regarding research work/activities; ability to anticipate challenges and take initiative to rectify situations before they become problems.
- Physical and Sensory Demands: Travel and work at busy community pharmacy sites, some office based, computer work, attendance at meetings; attention to detail
- Working Environment: The incumbent will work in several locations (community pharmacies, School of Pharmacy). Working hours are typical with potential evening/weekend work. The group functions in a fast-paced environment, involving multiple internal and external contacts.
Submission guidelines and deadline: Please submit your résumé along with the names of three professional references to email@example.com by 5 pm on February 13, 2019.
The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-888-4567, ext. 35935.