Systemic Therapy Program Pharmacist
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Under the supervision of the Manager of Oncology Clinical Programs, the Systemic Therapy Program (STP) Pharmacist hired to this position will have a primary focus on pre-printed order development/ revision/dissemination; and systemic therapy quality improvement and safety. Working in collaboration with Cancer Site Teams, provincial stakeholders, and the STP Team, key responsibilities will include leadership and/or participation on various provincial working groups/committees, including chair of the NSCCP PPO Working Group and Provincial Systemic Therapy Quality Improvement and Safety Committee. In addition, this STP Pharmacist position will provide coverage for the STP Pharmacist overseeing the cancer drug funding.


  • Graduation from a university program in Pharmacy
  • Completion of a Pharmacy Residency Program preferred
  • Licensed to practice Pharmacy in the Province of Nova Scotia
  • Registered with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
  • Minimum five years’ clinical pharmacy experience in a teaching academic hospital; 3 of which are in oncology in a hospital setting preferred
  • Experience as an oncology clinical pharmacist in a teaching/academic hospital setting
  • Experience in Pre-Printed Order development required.
  • Experience with quality improvement and patient safety initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of cancer systemic therapy and modalities
  • Experience and knowledge of the review of clinical trials for scientific merit
  • Ability to acquire, analyze and report drug utilization data
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make accurate and timely recommendations regarding safe and cost-effective use of drugs
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

  • Permanent Full-time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Salary Information

$39.9501 - $48.6980 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentations such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for Unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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