Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist – Hope (Part-Time)
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 (Hope) is one of the hires in Fraser Health. More positions will be posted in other communities in the coming weeks and months.
Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist – Hope (Part-Time)
We have an exciting opportunity as a Clinical Pharmacist within Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services for our Primary Care Network located in Hope, BC where you can showcase your clinical pharmacy skills!
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 Hope PCN is seeking a PCCP with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services. The onboarding of clinical pharmacists for these positions is being done in collaboration with the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and health authority and community stakeholders. The successful candidate 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!
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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.
- Identifies and resolves actual and potential drug therapy problems in collaboration with the patient and other members of the primary health care team.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maintains appropriate documentation in the health record in accordance with organizational standards and practices as required.
- 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.
- Establish linkages, as required, with health authority, community pharmacy services and other relevant community services to support continuity of care for patients.
- 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.
- Conducts patient counselling and education regarding drug therapy.
- Provides in-service education to the primary health care team where appropriate.
- Provides instruction and supervision to students such as University Pharmacy Undergraduates and Pharmacy Residents.
- Participates in various committees as appointed, to provide guidance and advice on drug therapy
- Participates in quality improvement activities through reviewing current practice, identifying actual or potential problems and recommending and evaluating modifications.
- Maintains workload records and metrics as required.
- Participates in a variety of programs such as Patient Safety and Drug Reaction Reporting by collecting and compiling relevant data as applicable.
- Shares the responsibility for orientation of new personnel and acts as a role model.
- Maintains a working knowledge of PharmaCare policies and procedures.
- 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.
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 Hope region PCN Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist is one of several hires in Fraser Health. More positions will be posted in other communities in the coming weeks and months. For more information contact Robin.Cho@fraserhealth.ca.