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Regional Pharmacist

Reference number: DIS21J-022940-000106
Selection process number: 20-DIS-QUE-EA-381378
Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Montréal Island (Québec)
$98,320 to $115,290

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 27 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


At the time this job opportunity was published, Indigenous Services Canada employees had not yet returned to their workplace due to the context of COVID-19. Therefore, the successful candidates may have to work remotely until further notice.

The official workplace for the position of the Regional Pharmacist is located in Montreal. Depending on the needs and requirements of the service, the possibility of a telework arrangement could be considered. The request will be assessed in accordance with the provisions of the Directive on Telework.
How to apply?

1) Interested applicants must apply online using the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) and answer the screening questions regarding essential education and experience qualifications and asset experiences. Your response to each question must provide concrete examples that demonstrate how you meet the qualification and the relevant dates during which the experience was gained.

2) The resume must also be included in your application and can be used as a secondary reference to validate the education and experience described in your responses to the screening questions.


Implementation of regional Drug Distribution Program (DDP) activities and professional pharmacy services to First Nations communities.

Providing consultation and expertise to First Nations leaders, service providers, health professionals and First Nations and Inuit Health Branch regional staff in the area of pharmaceuticals management and pharmaceutical sciences.

Work environment

We offer a bilingual environment with excellent benefits, flexible work schedules such as telecommuting and compressed work weeks, opportunities for advancement with a focus on learning and development, and a high level of employee satisfaction.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works to support and empower Indigenous Peoples to independently deliver services and address the diverse socio-economic conditions within their communities.

As a pharmacist, you are called upon to ensure the continuity of drug supply services as well as the monitoring of the safe management of medications in health care facilities in Aboriginal communities located on Quebec territory.

You are committed, dynamic and willing to work to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. You may want to join the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch at ISC!

Working at ISC means :
- Pursuing a career in a dynamic and innovative organization that values a healthy and diverse work environment;
- having the opportunity to make a difference in the development of Indigenous communities
- Being part of a professional and committed team.

Intent of the process

This staffing process will be used to fill a position on an indeterminate basis.

A pool of candidates may be established to staff similar or identical positions at Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) or within other federal organizations with various tenure, linguistic profiles or security requirements, which may vary.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or Pharm. D or Masters in advanced pharmacotherapy or a Diplôme en parmacie d'hôpital, or equivalent degree from another province.

Member in good standing of the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec.

Degree equivalency

Significant experience (minimum of 6 years) and recent experience (acquired less than 5 years ago) in hospital pharmacy or a combination of experience in hospital and community setting.

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

Experience with First Nation, Cree or Inuit stakeholders.
Experience with hospital formulary management.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Quebec provincial healthcare and social services network.
Knowledge of current pharmaceutical practice and pharmacotherapy, notably current treatment guidelines, optimal drug usage and drug classification systems.
Knowledge of relevant federal and provincial legislation, such as the Canada Health Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Pharmacy Act, as well as the various regulations that govern pharmacy practice in Quebec.

Ability to communicate information efficiently, orally and in writing, with various audiences.
Ability to elaborate policies and/or strategies, design criteria and implement procedures that operationalize policy change.
Ability to analyse and interpret pharmaceutical data and provide advice for the Branch.
Ability to make clinical decisions based on evidence, clients needs, and Branch funding priorities.

Respect for diversity.

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

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment goals for Aboriginal peoples, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application indicate that they are an Aboriginal person (self-declaration).

Conditions of employment

Reliability Clearance.
Valid driver’s licence in the province of Quebec.
Available to travel occasionally to First Nations communities within Quebec
Available to travel occasionally within Quebec and/or Canada

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical
contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under
the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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 designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

For this selection process, the ISC will communicate with you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this selection process. You must ensure that you check your email account including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. If you respond past the deadline you risk being removed from the selection process.

Depending on the number of applicants, ISC's needs and ISC HR plans, volume management strategies such as, but not limited to, top-down approach, cut-off scores, random selection and/or assessment may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates. Should a volume management strategy be used, communication regarding the application of the strategy will be provided to those candidates who are impacted.

During the application or assessment process both cheating and plagiarism are considered forms of misconduct and are not permitted. Any person found cheating, including those who help others to cheat, may be subject to removal from the selection process.


On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require
vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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