Pharmacist - Bella Coola General Hospital

City Bella Bella / Bella Coola
Job ID 2022-17528
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0800 - 1600, 0900 - 1700
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Salary at Time of Posting
$49.87 - $62.32 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $49.87 - $62.32 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Are you motivated to join a dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role? Are you interested in a career where you can make an impact on the well-being of others?


Get to know Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services:

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


We currently have an exciting Casual opportunity for a Pharmacist to join our team at Bella Coola General Hospital located in Bella Coola, BC.


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.


If this sounds like the perfect role for you, here’s why we believe you should apply:


  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

We aim to build an environment where you love the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. From the financial advisor handling our health care resources, to the IT professional enabling life-saving data, to the nurse and physician on the front line of patient care, everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Together, we build outstanding workplaces.


Apply now to join our excellent team!


One team, best pharmacy care, better lives.

Detailed Overview

The Pharmacist is responsible for providing pharmacy services in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner; provides distribution pharmacy services by interpreting medication orders/prescriptions, assessing prescriptions for therapeutic suitability and ensuring that medications are efficiently and accurately dispensed and/or compounded, labelled and dispensing records are completed; communicates with physicians, patients, and/or other health care team members for prescription clarification and problem resolution; provides instructions to others on proper use/administration, storage and/or disposal, possible side effects of prescribed and self-selected medications; participates in the collection of data for medication use evaluation projects, implementation of dispensary based medication safety initiatives, quality control activities, contributes to internal publications and participates in clinical drug trials in accordance with established standards and procedures.

Additionally, the Pharmacist functions as a Clinical Pharmacist responsible for ensuring select patient drug related problems are resolved; participates in nursing ward rounds and/or program team meetings and documents patient specific therapeutic plans.


  1. Interprets medication orders/prescriptions and dispenses medications using a computerized medication information system, in accordance with legal, professional, and departmental policies, procedures, and standards.
  2. Assesses prescriptions for therapeutic suitability by referring to standardized references such as primary drug information texts, interpreting laboratory data and/or reviewing patient specific demographics.
  3. Reviews patient profiles for any patient allergies, potential drug interactions, therapeutic duplications or contraindications; withholds medications until safety concerns are resolved.
  4. Communicates with physicians, patients, and/or other health care team members for prescription clarification and problem resolution; documents the outcome of the interaction with the prescriber.
  5. Provides instructions to others on proper use/administration, storage and/or disposal, possible side effects of prescribed and self selected medications; communicates verbally and in writing with physicians, nurses and other professionals and provides drug information using appropriate reference material.
  6. Participates in obtaining medication history from select patients and verifies any allergy information and assists with medication reconciliation process.
  7. Ensures that medications are efficiently and accurately dispensed and/or compounded and labelled and that dispensing records are completed.
  8. Provides medication counselling regarding drug therapy to patients and/or their families, as required; provides allergy assessment and discharge counselling for appropriate patients; documents patient interactions in the patient health care record in a standardized format.
  9. Reviews patient screening reports or targeted drug lists and identifies potential drug related problems based on available laboratory data.
  10. Provides basic pharmacokinetic interpretations on patients receiving targeted drugs such as aminoglycoside, warfarin and vancomycin.
  11. Participates in the collection of data for medication use evaluation projects and documents the required information; assists in maintaining adequate inventories, notes shortages, requisitions drugs and/or supplies and monitors expiry dates, reports procedural errors and participates in quality improvement activities.
  12. Participates in dispensary based implementation of medication safety initiatives and quality control activities in accordance with established standards and procedures.
  13. Maintains records for narcotic and controlled drugs, special access program drugs and departmental statistics in accordance with legal, professional and departmental standards, policies and procedures.
  14. Participates in the orientation of pharmacy students, residents, technicians, assistants and new staff members by demonstrating dispensary related functions, procedures, techniques and department equipment and by providing verbal guidance and input regarding progress, as assigned.
  15. Contributes to internal publications and participates in clinical drug trials by dispensing medications and completing associated documentation; reviews cases of reported drug adverse reactions and completes necessary documentation.
  16. Participates in staff meetings, committees and other programs as required; identifies opportunities to improve processes and/or procedures to enable safe and efficient operations and refers to supervisor and/or others.
  17. Functions as a clinical pharmacist responsible for ensuring select patient drug related problems are resolved; participates in ward rounds and/or program team meetings and documents patient specific therapeutic plans.


Education and Experience

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

Skills and Abilities

LEADS Capabilities

Leads Self
Self Awareness: Is aware of own assumptions, values, principles, strengths and limitations.
Manages Self: Takes responsibility for own performance and health.
Develops Self: Actively seeks opportunities and challenges for personal learning, character building and growth.
Demonstrates Character: Models qualities such as honesty, integrity, resilience and confidence.

Engages Others
Fosters the Development of Others: Supports and challenges others to achieve professional and personal goals.
Contributes to the Creation of a Healthy Organization: Creates an engaging environment where others have meaningful opportunities and the resources to fulfill their expected responsibilities.
Communicates Effectively: Listens well. Encourages open exchange of information and ideas using appropriate communication media.
Builds Effective Teams: Facilitates an environment of collaboration and cooperation to achieve results.

Achieves Results
Sets Direction: Inspires vision. Identifies, establishes and communicates clear and meaningful expectations and outcomes.
Strategically Aligns Decisions with Vision, Values and Evidence: Integrates organizational mission, values and reliable, valid evidence to make decisions.
Takes Action to Implement Decisions: Acts in a manner consistent with the organizational values to yield effective, efficient public-centered service. Demonstrates business acumen by efficiently and effectively identifying and managing human, capital, financial and information resources.
Assesses and Evaluates Results: Measures and evaluates outcomes. Holds self and others accountable for results achieved against benchmarks. Corrects course as appropriate.

Develops Coalitions
Builds Partnerships and Networks to Create Results: Creates connections, trust and shared meaning with individuals and groups.
Demonstrates a Commitment to Customers and Service: Facilitates collaboration, cooperation and coalitions among diverse groups and perspectives to improve service.
Mobilizes Knowledge: Employs methods to gather intelligence. Encourages open exchange of information. Uses quality evidence to influence action across the system.
Navigates Socio-Political Environment: Is politically astute. Negotiates through conflict. Mobilizes support.

Systems Transformation
Demonstrates Systems/Critical Thinking: Thinks analytically and conceptually; questions and challenges the status quo to identify issues, solve problems and design and implement effective processes across systems and stakeholders.
Encourages and Supports Innovation: Creates a climate of continuous improvement and creativity aimed at systematic change.
Strategically Oriented to the Future: Scans the environment for ideas, best practices and emerging trends that will shape the system.
Champions and Orchestrates Change: Actively contributes to change processes that improve health service delivery.

Professional/Technical Capabilities:

  • Broad knowledge of organization policies, procedures and standards of care
  • Knowledge of evidence-based clinical pharmacy practice
  • Knowledge of medication use evaluation
  • Knowledge of research processes and methodology
  • Knowledge of drug distribution processes in a hospital setting
  • Ability to apply clinical pharmacy knowledge and make decisions
  • Ability to supervise and provide work direction to staff
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other health practitioners, as well as patients, family members and the public
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position


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