Pharmacist (Vaccination Clinics)

April 7 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Health, Medical, Pharmacist, Pharmacy
Ottawa, ON
Competition Number: 2021-EX-EN-53210147-02
Competition posting date: 2021-04-07
Competition closing date: 2021-05-03

Ottawa Public Health, Health Promotion Service
Part-time Temporary Positions - Up to 24 hours a week (flexible hours available/various shifts available in the days, evenings and weekends)
Affiliation: MPE
Salary: $46.165 to $58.385 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Location: Various Vaccination Clinics

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Health

Ottawa Public Health operations are currently operating 7 days a week on a Monday to Sunday schedule working various shifts in the days, evenings and weekends that may be scheduled up to 11:30pm. The available shifts and shift lengths will be forwarded to staff for their review and will be assigned appropriately to arrange operational coverage.

Job Summary

Ottawa Public Health requires a pharmacist to coordinate and provide pharmacy support for the provision of Covid 19 vaccines at mass vaccination clinics. Pharmacists need to be available to work any shifts including days, weekends and evenings.

Responsible for overseeing the work of pharmacy personnel and other Healthcare professionals related to the preparation and dispensing of publicly funded vaccines used in public health immunization clinics. Ensures safe, accurate and efficient preparation and dispensing of medication, particularly the Covid-19 vaccine. Provides vaccine related drug information to physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team. Participates in Quality Assurance programs, drug utilization reviews, workload measurements. Also, maintains professional conduct and standards in all aspects of his/her work and when interacting with other Healthcare professionals and the public.

Education & Experience

  • Graduate of a Pharmacy degree from a recognized university
  • Some work experience with preparation of sterile IV medications

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Current license to practice pharmacy by The Ontario College of Pharmacist

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.

English oral, reading, writing required.


  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Legislation pertinent to public health and immunization
  • Ages and stages of growth and development
  • Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
  • Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures

Competencies & Skills

  • Prepare and administer vaccines
  • Interview and provide health guidance to individuals
  • Manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Work both independently and lead a team
  • Communicate effectively
  • Transcribe and code data accurately
  • Carry and transport equipment and supplies

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply" button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online .

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre (link sends e-mail) at 613-580-2424, extension 47411

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