Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2022-20057
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Posting Date
2 months ago(6/9/2022 12:48 PM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0700-1500
Program/Service
Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$50.37-$62.97 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Are you looking for a place to showcase your clinical hospital pharmaceutical skills? We have the perfect opportunity as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.

 

Who are we?

 

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 creating an environment where you can advance your career.

 

As a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist you will work to provide the following services to our patients & colleagues:

  • Consult with internal and external health care professionals on the application of advanced level of theory to delivery of pharmaceutical care.
  • Provide clinical direction on complex cases using evidence based evaluations to evaluate drug therapies and patient medical histories.
  • Participate in patient education and discharge consultations and provide recommendations in the planning and treatment assessment policies and procedures
  • Assist in the development of drug therapy guidelines for individual disease conditions.
  • Identify and initiate clinical drug research.
  • Prepare items such as case studies and articles for submission to professional journals
  • Conduct pharmacological education or in-service sessions
  • Represent the department on multidisciplinary care committees, and at external events.

Additionally, we would depend on your expertise to ensure that our pharmacists have the most current information as they do their important work of validating prescriptions and identifying safety concerns.

 

Sound like this is for you?

 

To join us you will need:

  • Current registration as a Pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.
  • Completion of an accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program.
  • Post-graduate Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.
  • One (1) year's pharmacy experience in the designated specialty area.

Our pharmacy team always aspires to improve and achieve the best possible care for our patients and improve their quality of life.

 

This is a Relief Full Time opportunity based out of the Internal Medicine department at Chilliwack General Hospital located in Chilliwack, BC. This relief role is available until November 2022 or until return of incumbent.

 

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:

  • 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 create great workplaces.

Apply now to join our diverse team.

 

One team, best pharmacy care, better lives.

Detailed Overview

Working within a collaborative team environment, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist functions as an expert practitioner, consultant, educator and researcher in a designated specialty area. Provides consultation services to internal and external health care professionals and applies advanced level of theory to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of pharmaceutical care in the designated specialty area. Develops, plans, organizes and evaluates clinical, education and research activities within the designated specialty area, including teaching to undergraduate, graduate students and pharmacists, participation in the Medication Use Evaluation program, treatment policies and procedures, continuing education programs, medical and pharmacy literature reviews and clinical drug research initiatives in accordance with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services' goals and objectives.

Responsibilities


  1. Provides consultation services to internal and external health care professionals and applies advanced level of theory to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of pharmaceutical care in the designated specialty area.

  2. Provides clinical direction on complex cases, including the use of evidence based approaches to evaluating drug therapy, attends at patient care rounds, reviews medication histories, provides drug information, patient education and discharge consultations and provides recommendations in the planning and treatment assessment policies and procedures in the designated specialty area.

  3. Ensures quality assurance programs for the designated specialty area are maintained and policies and procedures followed according to departmental guidelines; identifies and troubleshoots inconsistencies; develops standards, ensures regular audits are conducted and takes corrective action as required. Participates in quality improvement activities by maintaining information relevant to the designated specialty area; reviews and ensures adherence to established program policies and procedures; recommends program modifications to the Director, Pharmacy Services and prepares reports as required.

  4. Provides academic teaching in the designated specialty area to undergraduate and post-graduate students including planning, organizing and evaluating completion of hospital based Pharmacy programs in cooperation with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia. Provides clinical instruction, lectures and attends designated meetings at the University related to the planning of curriculum and practicum.

  5. Identifies and initiates clinical drug research, as appropriate, by developing hypotheses and research processes, overseeing research activities and/or coordinating the involvement of research assistants, directed studies students, residents and pharmacists in research activities. Collects and analyses data, evaluates information and documents findings and/or writes articles for submission to scientific journals. 

  6. Conducts pharmacological education/in-service sessions in designated specialty area, as well as orientation sessions for pharmacy staff, program team members and other health care staff.

  7. Participates in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee either through membership and/or preparation of materials for formulary decisions and policy-making decisions by evaluating and making written recommendations regarding formulary requests, conducting relevant research, writing up a monograph or drug assessment for presentation at the P&T Committee, and providing necessary information to the all members of the health care team.

  8. Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of department therapeutic cost effectiveness and cost restraint programs. Makes recommendations to the Director, Pharmacy Services and/or the Coordinator, Medication Use Evaluation regarding new or revised policies and standards relative to the designated specialty area.

  9. In collaboration with members of the program team develops, implements and evaluates goals, objectives and outcomes for the program team, including recommendations in the planning and treatment assessment policies and procedures for the designated specialty area. 

  10. Represents the department on multidisciplinary care committees, and at external events such as conferences, and regional planning groups relative to the designated specialty area. 

  11. Provides pharmaceutical care to patients in designated specialty area; reviews patients''' charts and through collaboration with patients and other health care professionals identifies, prevents and solves drug related problems. Identifies viable alternatives, desired outcomes and facilitates therapy change and outcome assessment. Monitors patients' therapy and outcomes, records, maintains and assesses medication profiles; provides education to patients by providing drug information pamphlets and giving lectures to patients' families individually and in groups to ensure they are aware of drug status.

  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

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


Certificate of completion of year 1 and year 2 of a Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) supplemented by two (2) years' recent, relevant hospital pharmacy experience including one (1) year's pharmacy experience in the designated specialty area or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Designated Specialty Areas:



  • Anticoagulation

  • Bone Marrow Transplant

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Cardiac Surgery

  • Cardiology

  • Critical Care - Adults

  • Critical Care - Neonates

  • Critical Care - Pediatrics

  • Emergency

  • Endocrinology

  • Geriatrics

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Internal Medicine

  • Maternal/Fetal

  • Mental Health & Substance Use

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology/Neurosurgery

  • Oncology

  • Pain & Spinal Cord

  • Palliative/End of Life Care

  • Pediatrics

  • Rehabilitation

  • Solid Organ Transplant

  • Surgery


Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to make presentations.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other health practitioners, patients, family members and the public.

  • Ability to coach, mentor, teach, demonstrate techniques and facilitate learning within a multidisciplinary setting.

  • Ability to establish curricula and conduct performance evaluations for clinical rotations within assigned area.

  • Ability to independently recommend, implement, monitor and alter pharmacotherapeutic plans based on patient specific information.

  • Ability to use focused physical assessment to evaluate efficacy and/or toxicity of drugs.

  • Ability to retrieve and evaluate drug literature to support the development of clinical care pathways and medication use evaluations.

  • Ability to effectively plan, lead and coordinate project teams, pharmacists and students.

  • Ability to conduct clinical research studies.

  • Ability to design, research, conduct and publish projects.

  • Ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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