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Clinical Instructor: Hospital Saskatoon (req5221)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: College of Pharmacy & Nutrition
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Term, up to 12 months with possibility of renewal. Anticipated start date April 1, 2020
Employment Group: Research
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): part-time, 2+ positions available
Salary Information: The salary range, based on full time equivalent, is $62,709 – $100,809 per annum

Posted Date:
Closing Date: Until Filled.
Number of Openings: 2

Primary Purpose: The Clinical Instructor, as a member of the Experiential Learning (EL) team, will assist with the organization and implementation of quality service learning and practice experiences in hospital, community, and related settings, for students in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.  The focus of this position is the Year 2 Pharm D hospital immersions, PHAR 285 summer hospital placements, and Year 4 PHAR hospital placements.  These placements assist students in developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) National Competencies at Entry-to-practice through Structured Practical Training and the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) Educational Outcomes for pharmacy graduates.

It is essential for the success of this position that the incumbent have recent hospital experience.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Associate Dean Academic and the Director of Experiential Learning, and working collaboratively as a member of the Pharmacy EL team, the Instructor  works with a high level of independence and accountability, and must build strong relationships with preceptors, students, faculty and  staff.


  • Deliver  Pharm 288.2 Experiential learning II (hospital immersions which occur in Term 1 and term 2, Year 2 of the Pharm D program)  Phar 285.4 (Hospital pharmacy practice experience spring/summer), and PHAR 481.8  (year 4 Advanced Practice Experience 1: Acute Care (hospital) Experience)  This will require working closely with staff within the Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • Precept, model, mentor, teach, and guide students in hospital practice.  Provide feedback to students, and assess and evaluate competencies, knowledge and skills.  Facilitation of remediation as necessary including assisting with coordination of remedial student placements or placement cancellations
  • Provide orientation and training to students prior to attending  experiential learning sites, especially hospital focused , so they can feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the upcoming experience and maximize the opportunities presented them
  • Maintain and revise as needed, under advice of EL director,  the experiential learning syllabi,  manuals, assessment tools and related documents
  • Maintain appropriate communication with the SHA and ensure collegial relationships are sustained
  •  With the EL team,  preceptor development
  • Ensure students are in compliance with site and rotation requirements
  • Coordinate scheduling and rotation logistics (e.g. procurement of name tags, security access, IT access, room bookings, etc.) with health region personnel.
  • Coordinate collection of materials needed for student evaluation
  • Build and maintain relationships with colleagues in other  health science colleges and practice sites to further inter-professional learning initiatives
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of accreditation processes and APFC and NAPRA competencies
  • Utilize experiential learning database software system (e.g.  CORE ELMS, COMP MS or equivalent)
  • Participate in EL projects to support CCAPP accreditation activities

Applicants are required to hold a first professional degree in Pharmacy and be licensed as a pharmacist in Canada.  Additional education in pharmacy and/or adult education are desirable.  A graduate degree (e.g., PharmD, Master’s degree), completion of a hospital residency, and previous formal teaching experience are considered assets.

Experience: Recent (within 2 years) experience /employment within the Saskatoon Health Region or equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience in pharmacy practice; previous supervision and evaluation of students are considered assets. Preference will be given to applicants who are current employees of the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Skills: Demonstrated understanding of contemporary hospital pharmacy practice and experiential education; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; effective time management and organizational skills; ability to teach and mentor students both one on one and in group situations;  ability to provide feedback and assessment to students in experiential learning situations,  initiative and creativity; and computer literacy, including familiarity with software applications used in curriculum planning, assessment and evaluation in professional degree programs.  

This position is out of scope of any bargaining unit.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Yvonne Shevchuk at Yvonne.shevchuk@usask (you will get an out of office message, but please leave your telephone number and I will call you) or Shauna Gerwing at 306-966-6337.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.