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Clinical Pharmacist

BC Cancer

As of April 1, 2024 this position may qualify for a one-time recruitment incentive up to $30,000 (subject to funding availability & location).  To learn more about this incentive and if you qualify, please ask your Talent Acquisition Advisor,  Ruhee Nagra,ruhee.nagra@phsa.ca

You are meticulous, patient-centred, collaborative pharmacist who has great compassion for the intricacies of cancer care and treatment. As a dedicated team member, you feel pulled to the field of oncology, and know that your body of knowledge, your compassionate nature, and your communication skills will support the individuals in your care. At BC Cancer, you will make an impact each and every day, and you’ll work alongside an interdisciplinary team who are equally committed to excellent patient care. Experience an environment of continual learning, participating in research, and working directly with the patients and families who need your expertise and support.

BC Cancer is now hiring Clinical Pharmacists for positions across British Columbia! Discover your career in Oncology Pharmacy through your choice of our six regional cancer centres: Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Victoria, Kelowna, and Prince George. Enjoy an active and outdoorsy lifestyle on Canada’s West Coast, with mountains, oceans, lakes, trails, and breathtaking sunsets. Locations offer unique attributes including universities, nightlife, wineries, skiing, year-round golf, and professional sports teams.

*Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.

What you'll do

The Clinical Pharmacist performs additional procedures for the majority of time in a specialized oncology practice. Responsibilities include providing individualization of drug therapy utilizing patient information to develop therapeutic plans, providing in-service education to other health care professionals within the Agency, providing drug information to patients, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals both internal and external to the Agency and providing instruction/supervision to pharmacy students and/or pharmacy residents. The Clinical Pharmacist also prepares and dispenses medication and other pharmaceuticals. Accountabilities include:

  • Provide individualization of drug therapy to patients through methods such as receiving patient charts, assessing clinical response through patient contact and collaboration with other health care providers and creating an individualized therapeutic plan.
  • Interact with patients and the health care team to ensure appropriate medication therapy and to develop therapeutic plans through methods such as developing discharge plans for inpatients and medication calendars for outpatients, assisting, as part of the care team, with the formulation of a therapeutic plan for the use of supportive care medications and assessing patient comprehension of that plan, answering patient’s questions and assisting with formulation of a therapeutic plan for the use of alternative and complementary treatments, and monitoring of patient compliance with therapeutic plans.
  • Prepare and dispense medications and other pharmaceutical supplies to ensure appropriate medication therapy and to ensure practices and standards are in accordance with relevant federal and provincial legislation.
  • Provide verbal and written drug information to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals within the Agency, to the lay public, pharmacists and other health care professionals external to the Agency and to patients through individualized counselling.
  • Assist, as part of the care team, with the provision and/or financial support of non-BCCA benefit medications required to optimize the therapeutic plan through methods such as providing information and interacting with patients, health care providers and representatives from outside agencies regarding options such as compassionate release programs or obtaining financial support through emergency aid.
  • Provide instruction and/or supervision of pharmacy students and/or pharmacy residents through methods such as mentoring.

What you bring

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy with current registration as a Licensed Pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.
  • Completion of a Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program.
  • One (1) year of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

You have:

  • Knowledge and competency in aseptic techniques, use of biological safety cabinets, procedures for safe handling of cytotoxic drugs, strategies for drug information provision and critical review of medical/paramedical literature, and strategies for individualizing drug therapy in patients.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and work independently.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring 

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Full-time, and Part-time opportunities available!

Wage: $49.87 to $62.32 per hour. As of April 1, 2024 this position may qualify for a one-time recruitment incentive up to $30,000 (subject to funding availability & location). 

Location: Kelowna, Victoria, Prince George, Surrey, Vancouver, and Abbotsford

Hours of work: Monday – Friday; depending on operational needs

Requisition number: Multiple

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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