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Pharmacist at Correctional Service Canada Laval (Québec)

Service Canada Laval (Québec) is hiring Pharmacist. Pharmacists are key members of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Health Services team. They are responsible for the provision of essential pharmacy services for offenders under CSC custody and supervision, while assisting in the operation of Regional Pharmacies.

CSC pharmacists ensure the correct and safe supply of medical products to offenders, according to professionally accepted standards. They are trained in all aspects of medication handling, including:

medication profile maintenance;
drug therapy;
drug interactions; and
side effects.

CSC Pharmacists participate to the selection of optimal, cost effective drug therapy. On site institutional visits may be required to help achieve pharmaceutical care plan goals.

With an overall objective of improving the status of Canada’s federal inmate population, CSC pharmacists work closely with other members of the health care team (nurses, physicians, psychiatrists) to ensure appropriate review and follow-up of pharmaceutical care strategies.

CSC Health Services provides the same range of pharmacy services that can be found in a community setting, while specializing in services that reflect the needs of the inmate population.

Your work as a pharmacist with CSC will support public safety by helping offenders reintegrate into the community after receiving professional treatment appropriate for their health needs.

Work environment

Join the Government of Canada team. Explore career opportunities in the federal public service that suits your interest and experience. The pride of public service means working for your Country and the people in it. We offer great benefits and an amazing work environment which include work life balance, good salary, flexible hours, and wonderful people!

Intent of the process

Establish a pool of partially and/or fully assessed candidates to staff PH 01 (Pharmacist) positions within the Health Services Branch at CSC with various linguistic profiles (French and Bilingual) and various tenures (permanent and temporary).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Graduation with a degree (Bachelor’s degree or higher) from a recognized school of pharmacy.

Degree equivalency


Considerable and recent experience* in a community, hospital or institutional pharmacy.

Experience interacting with a variety of pharmaceutical stakeholders such as patients, patient representatives, clients and other health professionals.

* Considerable and recent being defined as approximately 12 months within the past two years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


Experience in providing pharmaceutical services in a hospital, institutional or correctional environment offering long-term care.

Experience in providing pharmaceutical products in blister packs.

Experience in medical staff training.

Experience in preparing methadone prescriptions.


May be asked to travel.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
French essential and Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of the federal and provincial regulations and standards of practice governing pharmacists.

Knowledge of pharmacotherapy, the various categories of medications as well as the therapeutic interchangeability of medications.

Knowledge of methadone and Suboxone regulations.


Ability to establish priorities and respect deadlines.

Ability to assess pharmaceutical orders and identify drug issues.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.


Good judgment

Strong sense of customer service

Effective interpersonal skills

Demonstrates adaptability

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Be a member in good standing of the Ordre des pharmaciens du Quebec.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

It is the candidate’s responsibility to keep his or her personal information up-to-date either by email or through the Public Service Resourcing System.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

An assignment, secondment, or acting appointment requires approval of your supervisor.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

You must indicate on your application if you require technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.


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