Danielle Ghag - Clinical Pharmacist

Mar 9, 2017 | Meet and Greet

Job Title:

Clinical Pharmacist

Department/Location:

Pharmacy Department/St. Paul’s Hospital on almost all of the units

Describe your job in one (long) sentence:

I uncover drug therapy issues, make a plan on how to fix the issues and then liaise with the medical team and Allied Health on how to carry out this plan – all of this while keeping the patient in the loop and answering any questions they have.   

What’s your favourite thing about your work?

No two days are the same. And I am always learning something new!

How long have you worked at PHC?

It’s my two-year anniversary this June.  

Why Providence?

I volunteered at St. Paul’s during my undergraduate degree. I started as a visitor in the Geriatric Unit and then moved to the Renal Units where I became a coffee-cart volunteer (or “volunteer barista” as I called it in all of my applications). I loved my time at St. Paul’s as a volunteer and this was further solidified during my fourth-year pharmacy rotation here on CTU. I had amazing preceptors who helped me grow into the pharmacist that I am today and now I am honoured to call them my colleagues.

If you weren't a pharmacist, what would you be?

This is a tough question. I would want to make YouTube videos educating the public about different drugs, be the next JK Rowling, be a teacher and maybe become a Super Spy –the last one seems the most realistic though.

If you had a year off with pay, what would you do?

I would make educational YouTube videos about drugs and, since it’s such a portable gig, I would do it from a different country every month to see more of the world at the same time.

What is a quote that you think of often?  

“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.” –Albert Einstein.

What is your number one tip or tool for staying mentally well? 

Exercise and be around people that make you laugh.

What is your best $100 or less purchase?

My programmable coffee maker. I have a strong cup of coffee waiting for me every morning when I wake-up.

What is your number one tip/tool you use to manage workload?

Prioritize. Prioritize. Prioritize.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

The TV series Supernatural, but if it has made it 12 seasons I can’t be alone. 

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