Clinical Pharmacist, Primary Care Network

City Vancouver
Job ID 2023-41540
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Pharmacy Services
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0800-1600, 0830-1630, 0900-1700, 0930-1730, 1000-1800, with availability for earlier or later shift times as necessary.
Days Off
Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
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?

We have an exciting opportunity as a Clinical Pharmacist within Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services for our Primary Care Network located in Richmond, BC where you can showcase your clinical pharmacy skills!


**Please note that this is an external posting**


The BC Ministry of Health is providing funding for the Pharmacists in PCN program, which will see up to 50 new Primary Care Clinical Pharmacists (PCCPs) hired as members of primary care teams within Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across health authorities throughout the province. The onboarding of clinical pharmacists for these positions is being done in collaboration with the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, health authority and community stakeholders. The successful candidates will enjoy being able to work closely with patients and prescribers as they perform assessments, make recommendations, and implement care plans. Self-motivation, excellent communication skills, a strong clinical background, and adaptability to process improvements are all key assets to success in these positions.


If you’re looking for an exciting new opportunity to be a part of a provincial primary care initiative, this opportunity may be for you!


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. We provide an integrated approach to pharmaceutical care and service excellence to patients, residents and clients. We are committed to investing in your professional development and in creating an environment where you can advance your career.


As a Clinical Pharmacist, you will be providing the following services to your patients:


  • Direct patient care: Communicate with patients and the health care team to determine goals of therapy and collect information; identify drug related issues; formulate and implement a pharmacy care plan and monitor outcomes; provide medication information and care transition
  • Use your pharmacotherapy knowledge to respond to drug information requests and assist in the development of drug therapy guidelines
  • Follow, maintain and reinforce medication use policies and processes to ensure proper and safe dosing, storage, handling, dispensing, and/or administration of medications and compounded sterile products
  • Participates in process improvements to ensure compliance with adverse drug reaction and medication error reporting programs, implements safety mechanisms, and continually assesses patient safety during transitions of care
  • Contribute to published literature on evidence-based pharmacotherapy.
  • Provide preceptorship and supervision to pharmacy students and residents

Additionally, we would depend on your expertise to ensure that prescriptions are validated and you would identify safety concerns working with the health care team to resolve discrepancies or problems; documenting discussions or modifications to the medication therapy and dispensing medications.


To join our team you have:


  • Current registration as a Pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
  • Valid Class 5 drivers licence and access to a personal vehicle for business related purposes.
  • Two (2) years' recent, relevant patient care experience, ideally in a team-based primary care setting or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Effective October 26, 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.


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

Situated within identified primary care network locales, this position provides clinical pharmacy services to patients of the primary care network. As a member of an interprofessional team this position works directly with patients to identify and resolve actual and potential drug therapy problems through provision of comprehensive medication management.


  1. Identifies and resolves actual and potential drug therapy problems in collaboration with the patient and other members of the primary health care team.
  2. Provides comprehensive medication management and pharmaceutical care by monitoring the medical condition(s) and ongoing drug therapy for effectiveness, adherence, adverse reactions, drug interactions and therapeutic, chemical and laboratory incompatibilities. Communicates pertinent findings, recommendations and plans to the patient and appropriate healthcare practitioners.
  3. Consults with patients and members of the primary care health team to develop patient-specific therapeutic plans based on chart review, patient information and assessment of clinical responses.
  4. Maintains appropriate documentation in the health record in accordance with organizational standards and practices as required.
  5. Uses appropriate resources to support professional practice and patient care including those available through provincial programs, such as academic detailing, optimal drug use initiatives, opioid stewardship and de-prescribing.
  6. Establish linkages, as required, with health authority, community pharmacy services and other relevant community services to support continuity of care for patients.
  7. Provides drug information, consultative and other support services to medical, nursing, pharmacy and other primary care health team members by communicating with them on drug related issues, questions and patient specific therapeutic regimens.
  8. Conducts patient counselling and education regarding drug therapy.
  9. Provides in-service education to the primary health care team where appropriate.
  10. Provides instruction and supervision to students such as University Pharmacy Undergraduates and Pharmacy Residents.
  11. Participates in various committees as appointed, to provide guidance and advice on drug therapy
  12. Participates in quality improvement activities through reviewing current practice, identifying actual or potential problems and recommending and evaluating modifications.
  13. Maintains workload records and metrics as required.
  14. Participates in a variety of programs such as Patient Safety and Drug Reaction Reporting by collecting and compiling relevant data as applicable.
  15. Shares the responsibility for orientation of new personnel and acts as a role model.
  16. Maintains a working knowledge of PharmaCare policies and procedures.
  17. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Current registration as a pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. Two (2) years' recent, relevant patient care experience, ideally in a team-based primary care setting or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid Class 5 driver's licence and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing patient assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
  • Ability to teach patients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Ability to integrate best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means.
  • Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively.
  • Ability to apply the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
  • Ability to promote patient-centred care that demonstrates care for and with patients and families, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, patient advocacy and social justice concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities.
  • Ability to manage time and resources, implement activities to promote cooperation among the interprofessional team and collaboration across disciplines.
  • Ability to promote staff morale, engagement and empowerment.
  • Demonstrated ability to creative plan for change and innovation, implementation of policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of patient care.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Electronic Health/Medical Records and Windows based programs.
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing.
  • Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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