Supervisor, Dispensary - Parenteral and Pediatric Services

City Vancouver
Job ID 2022-16325
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Posting Date
1 year ago(5/17/2022 6:48 PM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Friday, Rotating, Saturday
Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$55.78 - $69.68 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Come join a great team and showcase your supervisory and pharmaceutical skills!


We have a FULL TIME opportunity as an Evening Supervisor, Dispensary at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital located in Vancouver, BC.


Who are we?  


We are a collaboration of four premier health employers Fraser Health, Provincial Health Services, Providence and Vancouver Coastal health. We provide an integrated approach to pharmaceutical care and service excellence for our clients. We are committed to investing in your professional development in creating an environment where you can advance your career.


Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer. 


Here’s what we have for you:


This is a unique position where you will supervise a group of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians during the weekday evenings in the pharmacy distribution system. Our inpatient pharmacy provides drug distribution services to both BC Children’s and Women’s hospitals and is the point of contact for medication related questions which arise outside of clinical pharmacist working hours.

If you are interested in a unique leadership role working in a diverse environment caring for children and adults, please consider applying for this posting or reach out for more questions.


Apply now to join our diverse team!

Detailed Overview

The Supervisor, Dispensary/Parenteral Services is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the dispensary, parenteral service area, ward stock and other designated areas. Supervises designated staff; optimizes utilization of staff and other resources through monitoring of workload, workflow and performance efficiency. Ensures that staff orientation and training objectives are attained during assigned shifts and provides feedback on shift activities to the Coordinator, Distribution Pharmacy Services.

Provides input for new or revised dispensary/parenteral services related policies and procedures; participates in developing orientation programs for new staff, monitors quality assurance and performs workload measurement of tasks in assigned area; preceptors student pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy technicians and assistants students and performs pharmacist functions as required.


  1. Supervises designated staff by performing duties such as coordinating work assignments on assigned shifts, evaluating workload and workflow, and monitoring/optimizing staff performance and efficiency.
  2. Ensures that staffing levels are adequate to handle anticipated workload. Directs staff to other areas, calls in staff and authorizes overtime as required. Provides a written and or verbal report to the Coordinator, Distribution Pharmacy Services, summarizing the various activities of the assigned shift and identifies any distribution issues.
  3. Interprets and applies the provisions of the various collective agreements, in conjunction with Labour Relations, Human Resources and Coordinators and other Pharmacy supervisors.
  4. In collaboration with Coordinator, Distribution Pharmacy Services provides input and recommendations for new or revised dispensary/parenteral services policies and procedures.
  5. Participates in developing orientation programs for new staff and provides orientation in dispensary, parenteral service area, ward stock and other designated areas. Serves as a role model to other staff in the demonstration of performance objectives, work ethic and adherence to departmental policies
  6. Monitors quality assurance and performs workload measurement of tasks in assigned area to ensure consistency within the department.
  7. Participates as an interdisciplinary team member by performing duties such as communicating with Pharmacy team members, physicians, nurses and other professionals, providing information regarding products and operational policies, investigating and responding to complaints and attending meetings in order to ensure coordinated efforts of all functions pertaining to designated area.
  8. Participates in pharmacy education programs by precepting student pharmacists, pharmacy residents, student pharmacy technicians and assistants in dispensary, parenteral service area, ward stock and other designated areas rotations.
  9. In conjunction with the Coordinator, Distribution Pharmacy Services, recommends budget adjustments as appropriate.
  10. Performs pharmacist functions as required, including dispensing medications, providing pharmaceutical care and providing input to the other members of the multidisciplinary team regarding patient care plans.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Current registration as a Pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

Certification of completion of an accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program supplemented by three (3) years' recent, relevant hospital pharmacy experience, including experience in teaching or supervising staff or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Drug Distribution processes in a hospital or health care related setting.
  • Broad knowledge of organizational policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based clinical pharmacy practice.
  • Knowledge of medication use evaluation.
  • Knowledge of research processes and methodology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other health practitioners, as well as patients, family members and the public.
  • Ability to lead, plan, implement, problem solve and manage projects. 
  • Ability to supervise, teach and motivate others.
  • Ability to apply quality management methodology to existing processes.
  • Ability to organize work and prioritize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


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