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Specialty Clinical/Hospital Pharmacist

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Position Summary

We are seeking a permanent full time Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist to join our Pharmacy Team at the West Kelowna Urgent Primary Care facility!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who wants to work at the leading edge of healthcare and advance their career.

What will you work on?

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.

SOME TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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. Participates in a variety of programs such as Patient Safety and Drug Reaction Reporting by collecting and compiling relevant data as applicable.
11. Performs other related duties as required.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

How will we help you grow?

We provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues. You will have access to work in an interdisciplinary environment where patients are at the centre of care. We also offer continuous education opportunities.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer:
• A work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical pharmacy skills
• Access to many clinical resources, including clinical pharmacy specialist support for all pharmacists
• Continuous educational opportunities
• Interdisciplinary environments where patients are at the centre of care
• 100 percent employer paid comprehensive benefits’ package and pension plan
• A balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

Join our team as we build clinical pharmacy practice across Interior Health through innovation, progression, and dedication. Apply today!

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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