Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medication Safety

City Langley
Job ID 2022-32480
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Posting Date
7 months ago(11/10/2022 12:57 PM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$55.78 - $69.68 / 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.


Position Highlights:

We currently have an exciting Relief Full Time opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medication Safety to join our team at the Langley Fulfillment Centre located in Langley, BC. This relief role is available until March 2023 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.


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.

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


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

In collaboration with the Coordinator, Medication Safety Systems and the Pharmacy Leadership Team, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medication Safety implements and has a major role in planning the Medication Safety Systems and other regional change initiatives.

Develops, implements and evaluates pharmacy and patient care department policies, procedures and methods to improve all aspects of medication safety; analyzes clinical processes and develops strategies to maximize their safety, efficacy and efficiency; develops and implements medication error reduction.


  1. In collaboration with the Coordinator, Medication Safety Systems, completes medication safety systems reviews in conjunction with local pharmacy, medical and nursing staff by analyzing clinical processes and developing strategies to maximize their safety, efficacy and efficiency; makes modifications to existing and planned systems to enhance medication safety.

  2. Develops and implements medication error reduction strategies in collaboration with designated departments and patient care areas, in support of local and regional initiatives.

  3. Collates and reports information regarding institutional medication safety issues; reviews and analyses medication incidents, medication safety hazards and adverse drug events and makes modifications to existing systems to enhance medication safety.

  4. In collaboration with the Coordinator, Medication Safety Systems, develops, implements and evaluates pharmacy and patient care department policies, procedures and methods to improve all aspects of medication safety; maintains knowledge of provincial, national and international medication safety efforts by reading literature related to process improvement and medication safety, and identifies and actions opportunities for local adoption and implementation.

  5. Acts as the clinical resource for medication safety and safety improvement methodologies by providing formal and informal education to leadership and staff, and by serving on local committees and councils that influence medication safety; promotes a culture across the organization that perceives safety as a priority.

  6. Works with the Coordinator, Medication Safety Systems, and the Manager, Pharmacy Quality and Medication Safety to plan departmental goals and objectives related to improved medication safety; implements and evaluates medication safety initiatives based on the local and regional goals and objectives of the department.

  7. Collaborates with the Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services medication safety team to identify areas of educational need for hospital staff including physicians, nurses and pharmacy personnel to enhance medication safety; ensures timely communication to all affected parties of information and learning regarding medication safety; conducts educational sessions and in-services on medication safety.

  8. Maintains a variety of records; prepares reports on a variety of activities within the discipline, gathers and records information into approved formats, accounts for variances, sets up and updates computerized files and spreadsheets using word-processing and spreadsheet software.

  9. Represents Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services on committees and councils that influence medication safety; identifies and pursues opportunities for improvements and facilitates projects for applied research in the area of medication safety.

  10. Performs clinical pharmacist functions including dispensing medications, checking for complications, 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.

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 medication safety or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of organization policies, procedures and standards of care

  • Knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice

  • Knowledge of research processes and methodology

  • Knowledge of hospital and pharmacy information systems and supporting technologies

  • Knowledge of drug distribution processes in a hospital setting

  • Knowledge of patient care information systems

  • 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, as well as patients, family members and the public

  • Ability to plan, implement, organize, problem-solve, and manage projects

  • Ability to effectively lead and coordinate project teams, pharmacists, technicians, assistants and students

  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position


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