"Being a telepharmacist has so many advantages! I love that I can have a positive impact at multiple hospitals without being tied to just one. I have the opportunity to act as a clinical pharmacist and assist physicians across Ontario, and I feel good knowing that I am helping improve patient outcomes at hospitals that have never had a pharmacist before. There are always new challenges every day. I truly enjoy the novel consulting opportunities as well, such as helping establish pharmacy best practice at under-serviced hospitals though policy development. And, the work-life balance cannot be beat!"
Telepharmacist since 2013 with over 10 years hospital experience.
"One of the most rewarding aspects of telepharmacy is the collaborative effort I have with the onsite staff as we work toward a common goal of putting the wellbeing and safety of our patients first.
The Telepharmacy model has allowed more hospitals to pursue increased patient safety initiatives, including CPOE and eMAR. These initiatives however, come with the need for pharmacist coverage outside of the traditional pharmacy hours. The expanded coverage needed for real-time order verification is the perfect niche for Northwest Telepharmacy Services to fill."
NTS Hospital Telepharmacist
"North West Telepharmacy has given me the flexibility to continue doing what I love, which is practicing hospital pharmacy, while maintaining a work-life balance. I also get to experience a wide range of hospital practice settings across different provinces, which has been very unique and valuable to me. I feel privileged to be part of these health care teams and look forward to the onsite visits to be able to meet the people and places I interact with every day or week."
Telepharmacist since 2009 with 15 years of hospital pharmacy experience