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FT Consultant Pharmacist

Requisition ID:  173099 

Career Group:  Pharmacy Careers 

Job Category:  Retail - Pharmacy 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: New Glasgow

Location: 2577 Long Term Care Lawtons Pharm 

Postal Code: B2H 3S3 


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



Lawtons East River is a hybrid community and long term care pharmacy.  We provide service to community patients, group homes, dedicated long term care sites, and independent living facilities. We utilize pharmacy automation including PacMed and PacVision.  Lawtons East River is a dynamic site with a diverse team of professionals.


The Consultant Pharmacist is responsible for providing pharmacy services to contracted continuing care facilities, customers and medical practitioners.  The Consultant Pharmacist will play a key role in achieving departmental excellence in the areas of patient focused care, customer service, workflow efficiencies, corporate pharmacy programs and contractual requirements of continuing care facilities based on corporate agreements.  The Pharmacist will also provide guidance and supervision to Pharmacy Students, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants.  The Pharmacist will ensure that all patients are offered and receive professional clinical services. The Pharmacist will occasionally be on site at the continuing care facilities for many different reasons.  The Consultant Pharmacists provide education for nursing staff and complete audits on stat boxes supplies (provided by the pharmacy), antibiotic use, antipsychotic use, wound care. Consultants provide quarterly reports to the continuing care facility administration, as well as reviews all medication errors related to their facilities. Actively contributes to an environment of employee and customer engagement.


This is a dedicated Long-Term Care professional office environment. Candidates will be required to have a working vehicle and ability to travel to Nursing Home locations up to 1.5 hours away.

Job Description


Customer Offering

  • Exceed customer expectations
  • Acknowledge customers promptly and professionally
  • Demonstrate warmth, empathy and compassion towards the customer
  • Provide superior customer service to every customer
  • Participate on contracted facility committees as per contractual obligations


Patient Focused Care

  • Provision of clinical services focused on continuing care contractual obligations (i.e. disease state management, medication reviews, full scope of practice, reporting, after-hours emergency service)
  • The consultant pharmacist sits on committees, does biannual medication reviews as part of a team with nurses, physicians, and NPs. The consultant pharmacists provide education for nursing staff and complete audits on stat boxes supplies (provided by the pharmacy), antibiotic use, antipsychotic use, wound care. Consultants provide quarterly reports to the continuing are facility administration, as well as reviews all medication errors related to their facilities. 
  • Ensure prescription safety prioritizing technical functions to Pharmacy Technicians and Assistants as required
  • Initiate care plans, follow up and proper documentation
  • Collect relevant patient, drug and disease information
  • Identification of actual and potential drug related problems 
  • Monitor medication adherence
  • Provide patient counselling for new therapy and provide education to patients/caregivers
  • Tailor counselling to the needs and concerns of the patient (i.e. literacy, hearing loss, privacy, etc.)


Corporate Pharmacy Service Programs

  • Responsible for understanding all Corporate Pharmacy Services offerings and providing each customer with the program that meets their health care needs



  • Other duties as required

Job Requirements


Technical Skills



  • Above average communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Team player committed to customer service excellence
  • Self-directed and able to work independently to meet strict deadlines



  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Experience with Kroll



Educational and Working Experience



  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from a recognized institution
  • Must be a licensed pharmacist in the province of responsibility
  • Injection certification



  • Professional Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy 
  • Additional certifications (i.e. Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Advanced Prescribing Authority)
  • Previous experience as continuing care consultant pharmacist is asset

We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.