Staff Pharmacist – Iqaluit, NU
at The North West Company

Date Posted 2019-12-28

Job Description

Go North.

Your Direction.


To advance and provide comprehensive and innovative patient-centered health services to under-served and hard to reach regions.


The North West Company (NWC) is hiring Staff Pharmacists for the Northern and NorthMart stores. Bring your community-focused care and pharmaceutical skills to NWC. In your role as a Staff Pharmacist, you will provide excellent patient-centred outcome-focused care. Our fantastic compensation and benefits are a great way for you to build your professional career and have an excellent hands-on opportunity.


Ready to embrace your direction? Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture. You must be able to re-locate to remote regions in Northern Canada. You receive a competitive salary, benefits such as subsidized housing and food allowance, paid vacation travel, ability to bank what you earn, and more! We even have, and encourage, employment opportunities for spouses.


NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information. Go North.

Your Role:

• Comply with Provincial Pharmaceutical Regulations to ensure adherence to Provincial Practice Standards and Guidelines within pharmacy and maintain Patient Confidentiality.
• Ensure all prescriptions are filled accurately, efficiently, and safely and comply with NIHB Claims Submission;
• Provide Patient Care Services and ensure excellence in customer service;
• Document, and advise patients on the usage, administration, and effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications;
• Maintain medication profiles on patients, and ensure proper storage of medications;
• Formulate and compound extemporaneous pharmaceutical mixtures;
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with healthcare professionals and community agencies, and;
• Prepare reports and assist in the supervision of performance of pharmacy staff.


Desired Skills Experience:

• Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy;
• Licensed by relevant Provincial College of Pharmacists;
• Ability to work under minimal supervision;
• Maintain Continuing Education Requirement for Provincial licensure;
• Ability to communicate in English;
• Possess effective communication skills to counsel, educate, and instruct patients, staff, and other healthcare professionals;
• Experience with Pharmacy Software Programs, and must have experience with Kroll;
• Highly motivated with a passion to bring our communities products and services to live better, and;
• Effective leadership with excellent people skills, and a great ability to build trust and relationships.



Interested candidates are invited to apply directly on the website or send their resume to [Click Here To Join]


A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Looking for a Rewarding Career Opportunity?

The North West Company (NWC) has a rich enterprising legacy as one of the longest continuing retail enterprises in the world and we can trace our roots back to 1668 with many of our store locations in Northern Canada and Alaska having been in operation for over 200 years. If you’re looking for a new career, consider NWC as we’re proud to offer a broad range of rewarding opportunities that will allow you to develop and contribute to the growth of our organization.

At NWC, our mission is to be a trusted provider of goods and services within hard-to-reach, underserved and less-developed markets throughout Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. While our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food, we strive to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Our stores include; Northern, North Mart, Giant Tiger junior discount store, AC Value Center and Cost-U-Less, Inc.

Between our Canadian and International Operations, we offer a variety of career opportunities across a geographically diverse area. From our Corporate roles, Distribution, Canadian Retail to International opportunities, we provide challenge and meaningful work, growth and development and competitive pay and benefits packages.

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