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Pharmacist

Pharmacists working in the Northwest Territories are effective members of the health care team and are actively involved in upgrading their education and knowledge base. Many of them specialize in fields such as oncology, infectious disease and psychiatry. The practice offers opportunities to interact with other health professionals, the potential for significant intervention in patient care and the chance to be involved in research and education.

Pharmacists provide pharmaceutical services in accordance with The NWT Pharmacy Act and Bylaws, Health Authorities Policies, Departmental Policies, and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Standards of Practice to ensure safe, rational, and cost-effective drug therapy and education for patients and clients of the community and surrounding areas.

Working within the Stanton Territorial Health Authority, or the , Pharmacists take an active role in patient care and are an integral member of the patient care team moving the Health Authority forward toward its mission of excellence in patient care. Pharmacist will provide pharmaceutical care to selected patient groups through the continuum of their treatment course.

Pharmacists work Monday through Friday, plus rotational on call shifts. The Pharmacy in the Health Authorities require 24-hour coverage. Therefore, Pharmacists are required to share standby on a rotating basis with the other pharmacists.

The NWT does have legislation in place to regulate Pharmacist; therefore, all pharmacists are required to register as Pharmacists with the Northwest Territories.