Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist – Campbell River

The BC government is providing funding for the Pharmacists in PCN Program, which will see up to 50 new Primary Care Clinical Pharmacists hired by local health authorities and embedded as members of primary healthcare teams within Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across the province. The UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is leading the first 3 years of this program in collaboration with health authority and community stakeholders. The Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist (Campbell River) is one of the hires in Island Health. More positions will be posted in other communities in the coming weeks and months.


Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist – Campbell River

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https://islandhealth.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/168141

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

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 inter-professional team this position works directly with patients to identify and resolve actual and potential drug therapy problems through provision of comprehensive medication management.

Travel may be a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service assignment and may require the use of a personal vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Current registration with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia and a minimum 2 years' recent, related patient care experience, ideally in a team based primary care setting or equivalent. A valid Class 5 drivers licence.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing patient assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
  • Teaching: Ability to teach patients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
  • Communication: 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.
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
  • Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: 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.
  • Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interprofessional team and collaborates across disciplines.
  • Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
  • Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of patient care.
  • Equipment: 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.

The BC government is providing funding for the Pharmacists in PCN Program, which will see up to 50 new Primary Care Clinical Pharmacists hired by local health authorities and embedded as members of primary healthcare teams within Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across the province. The UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is leading the first 3 years of this program in collaboration with health authority and community stakeholders. The Campbell River PCN Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist is one of several hires in Island Health. More positions will be posted in other communities in the coming weeks and months. For more information contact david.forbes@viha.ca or george.nickoloff@viha.ca.