Clinical Pharmacist, Correctional Health Services

  • Full Time
  • Surrey

Fraser Health


Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $51.37 – $64.19 / hour Why Fraser Health?:

Are you looking for a place to showcase your clinical hospital pharmaceutical skills?


We have the perfect Full-Time opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacist, Correctional Health Services to join our team at the Surrey Pre-Trial Center and Fraser Regional Correctional Center located in Surrey & Maple Ridge, BC.


Who are we?

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 for our clients.

We are committed to investing in your professional development in creating an environment where you can advance your career.

As a Clinical Pharmacist you will work to provide the following services to our patients:


Individualized pharmacotherapy
Counselling patients about their medication therapy
Work in collaboration with physicians, and other health care providers to develop implement and monitor therapeutic plans
Assist in the development of drug therapy guidelines for individual disease conditions
Prepare and submit for publication in professional journals, case studies and articles that share new knowledge
Acts as department resource person within your assigned area
Participate in medication use evaluations, quality improvement initiatives and clinical drug trials
Provides mentorship and supervision to pharmacy students, residents and new staff.
Additionally, we would depend on your expertise to ensure that prescriptions are validated and dispensed accurately; and that medication safety concerns, working with the health care team to resolve discrepancies and/or problems are resolved expediently; your professional practice activities shall be documented proficiently.

Sound like this is for you?


To join us you will need:

Current registration as a Pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.
Completion of an accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program



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

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.



Here’s what we have for you:

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.



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.

We invite you to apply today and find out why employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work.

We are committed to planetary health, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust.



Apply now to join our diverse team!

One team, best pharmacy care, better lives.


Detailed Overview: Situated within identified Correctional Health Services locales, this position provides clinical pharmacy services to clients of the Correctional Health Services. As a member of an interprofessional team, this position works directly with clients to identify and resolve actual and potential drug therapy problems through provision of comprehensive medication management.

Responsibilities:
Identifies and resolves actual and potential drug therapy problems in collaboration with the client and other members of the 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 client and appropriate healthcare practitioners.
Consults with clients and members of the health care team to develop client-specific therapeutic plans based on chart review, client 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 client 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 clients.
Provides drug information, consultation and other support services to medical, nursing pharmacy and other health care team members by communicating with them on drug related issues, questions and client specific therapeutic regimens.
Conducts client counselling and education regarding drug therapy.
Provides in-service education to the 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.
Qualifications: Education and Experience

Current registration as a pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.


Two (2) years’ recent, relevant patient care experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid BC Driver’s Licence and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes.


Skills and Abilities

Broad knowledge of organization policies, procedures and standards of care.
Knowledge of evidence-based clinical pharmacy practice.
Knowledge of medication use evaluation.
Knowledge of research processes and methodology.
Knowledge of drug distribution processes in a health system setting.
Ability to apply clinical pharmacy knowledge and make decisions with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other health practitioners, as well as clients, family members and the public.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
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