Pharmacist I

Alberta Health Services

Your Opportunity:

Join our pharmacy team in beautiful Lac La Biche! Located 2.5 hours northeast of Edmonton, Lac La Biche is a “playground of opportunity. The region has 152 lakes, over 100 beaches, dozens of municipal, provincial and recreational areas. It lies on the 54th parallel north, the same as that of northern Europe, seeing 2,240 hours of sunshine, 33cm of rain and only 41cm of average snowfall in a year. It’s a wonderful place to call home. This position may qualify for a $5,000 to $25,000 Recruitment Incentive. Visit for more details. Newly graduating pharmacists expecting to be licensed in Alberta summer 2024 are welcome to apply. As a member of the Alberta Health Services Pharmacy Services team, the Pharmacist I will provide high quality direct patient care for acute care and LTC beds as well as consultative care for patients in the emergency department. The Pharmacist I supports drug distribution functions with the technician and/or assistant team at the site. The pharmacist will also: actively participate in interdisciplinary patient care teams and rounds; collaborate with patients, physicians and the interdisciplinary team to optimize patient care; utilize Additional Prescribing Authorization to optimize patient medication regimens; optimize therapy for acute and chronic disease management; empower patients in managing their medical conditions through promotion of healthy lifestyle choices, education and direct patient care; facilitate smooth transitions between care settings; actively participate in professional practice development and growth with support from dedicated Clinical Practice Leaders and pharmacy managers. The pharmacy team in the NE Zone also offers support to other teams across the zone as required.


As a Pharmacist I, you will be responsible for the safe, effective and efficient preparation and distribution of pharmaceutical services. You will manage medication therapy for patients, both initially and on an ongoing basis. In addition, you will provide assessment, intervention and resolution of potential or actual drug-related problems and oversee activities related to compounding and packaging.

  • Classification: Pharmacist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Unit and Program: Pharmacy
  • Primary Location: Lac La Biche HC W.J.Cadzow Bld
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.80
  • Posting End Date: 13-FEB-2024
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 23-FEB-2024
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 8
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $54.69
  • Maximum Salary: $62.88
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Qualified candidates are: licensed to practice pharmacy within Alberta; have Additional Prescribing Authority (APA); have a Prac ID for lab ordering; and have recent direct patient care experience (at least 1 year within the last 3 years).

Preferred Qualifications:

Recent Rural Hospital experience working with multidisciplinary teams. Ability to work effectively both in a team environment as well as independently. Ability to use evidence-based medicine in direct patient care. Demonstrates computer literacy skills, good time management, capable of making decisions, working independently & cooperatively in team environments.

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