CSHP Welcomes Jessica Robinson as Professional Practice Specialist

February 20, 2020, OTTAWA — The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Robinson as its inaugural Professional Practice Specialist (PPS). As PPS, Jessica will support the Chief Pharmacy Officer to meet the pharmacy and professional objectives within CSHP’s strategic plan. As a member of the Professional Practice Team, Jessica will aid in the development of CSHP’s resources for members, including policy positions, continuing education, best practices, consultations, research, and knowledge translation. The team will support a variety of CSHP committees and task forces, as well as the work of the affiliated Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board and the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey Board. 

Jessica first became involved with CSHP as a summer student intern in 2009. After this rewarding experience, Jessica continued her involvement with the Society as she volunteered with the Host Task Force for the final Summer Educational Sessions hosted in Ottawa in 2015. Jessica then moved on to become the Ottawa Valley Chapter Chair for CSHP Ontario Branch (OB). She enjoyed two years in this role before moving into the role of Communications Co-Chair with CSHP OB.

While volunteering with CSHP, Jessica also completed her hospital pharmacy residency and continued to work at The Ottawa Hospital in internal medicine and then outpatient oncology. While providing patient care, Jessica was the lead for the Oral Anticancer Therapy program, and precepted many pharmacy students and residents. Jessica plans to continue with her clinical practice one day per week and will complete her Professional Practice work with CSHP four days per week. Jessica is excited to improve our patient’s outcomes by supporting our members as they provide outstanding clinical pharmacy care.

About the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) represents pharmacy professionals working in hospitals and other collaborative healthcare settings who seek excellence in patient care through the advancement of safe and effective medication use. A non-profit organization, CSHP offers its over 3,000 pharmacist and pharmacy technician members a national voice through advocacy, education, information sharing, promotion of best practices, conferences, facilitation of research, and recognition of excellence. The Society publishes the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, conducts the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey, and accredits pharmacy residency programs across Canada.