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Job Title: Pharmacist

Location: Cold Lake, AB

Remote: No

Division: Health

Department: Health Services

Job Type: Full-Time

Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

Position Overview

Calian Health is seeking a full-time Pharmacist with interest and experience in providing outpatient addictions services. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, you would provide addictions counselling services to Canadian Armed Forces members in their exclusive outpatient clinic located on Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake.


  • Compound, dispense and prescribe pharmaceuticals to patients and educate them on indications, contraindications, adverse effects, drug interactions and dosage in accordance with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) approved practice privileges for pharmacists and CF Health Service policies and standards. Prescribing includes initiating a prescription for a prescribed list of conditions, prescribing in an emergency, adapting a prescription, substituting a therapeutic equivalent for a prescribed pharmaceutical, and renewing a prescription for continuity of care;

  • Monitor the use of pharmaceuticals and order, access and make use of lab results in accordance with prescribing authority;

  • Maintain an accurate patient record by documenting prescribing of pharmaceuticals and any other decisions or follow-up plans necessary to provide continuity of care;

  • Communicates with patients and other health care providers to provide efficient and effective collaborative care;

  • Practice in accordance with the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists;

  • Respond to inquiries from health care providers and patients on medications and drug administration;

  • Participate in case conferences with physicians by reviewing and updating patients’ medication profile on both the pharmacy database and Canadian Forces Health Information System (CFHIS);

  • Provide pharmacy support to Departure Assistance Groups (DAGs) including prescribing of pharmaceuticals, documenting the prescribing as per Restricted Acts: Pharmaceuticals policy as well as any local policy and communicating effectively with patients and the health care team;

  • Review and reconcile patients’ medication to obtain accurate medication record;

  • Maintain medication and pharmacy inventory;

  • Be familiar with the Medical Materiel Manual (MMM) and provide medical supplies to all local units;

  • Enforce proper return and disposal of pharmaceuticals and medical materiel;

  • Maintain current catalogues and other reference material for the Pharmacy library;

  • Apply procedures for Narcotic and Controlled drugs in accordance with Narcotic and Controlled Drugs policy;

  • Perform monthly maintenance checks on all pharmacy equipment;

  • Enforce orders, plans and instructions related to pharmaceuticals and medical supplies;

  • Review and resolve patient complaints;

  • Assess requests for pharmaceutical care and medical supply services provided by non-medical

  • Units or non-CF facilities by determining if the requests are eligible for those services and if they meet the necessary requirements such as possession of a financial code, authorization to hold the item, or prescribed medications

  • Oversee the pharmacy operation when no other pharmacist is present

  • Other associated tasks relevant to this occupational group


  • Must have a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy; from a recognized Canadian University accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), or any graduate of a foreign university who has successfully met the provincial requirements to obtain a pharmacy license

  • Completed a National Board examination through the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC)

  • Licensed and in good standing with the Alberta College of Pharmacists

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience within the last 5 years providing direct patient care as a clinical or community pharmacist

  • Current certification or willingness to obtain CPR Level C with AED

Additional Requirements

You will be able to obtain a Government Security Clearance at the Reliability level

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