Become a Pharmacist at LHSC

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. An education budget may be accessed by pharmacists wishing to pursue their doctoral degrees.

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 departmentspecific staff social events.