Pharmacist, Drug & Poison Information Centre (DPIC)
BC Centre for Disease Control
The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC) is located at the BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver and is staffed with pharmacists, nurses, and physicians who have specific expertise in the provision of drug and poison information services. DPIC provides information services, advice and consultation to the general public and healthcare professionals via the drug information line and the 24-hour poison information line.
As the Pharmacistwith the DPIC, you will:
Respond to drug information requests from healthcare professionals and provide accurate, unbiased therapeutic advice on questions regarding drug interactions, side effects, drugs in pregnancy and lactation, complex drug therapy, and alternative medication options.
Respond to the 24-hour poison information line by providing prompt and accurate information and advice to the public and healthcare professionals throughout the province.
Provide treatment recommendations and assist physicians in the decision-making process regarding treatment strategies including antidote use.
Work with callers from the public and emergency response, calling ahead to emergency rooms to advise of incoming patients and treatment recommendations.
Work with other facilities such as group homes, correctional facilities and outpost nursing stations to provide immediate information and guidance on medication errors, toxicology and other poison related questions and calls.
What you bring
Baccalaureate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Two (2) years recent, related experience in hospital and/or community practice.
Successful completion of Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program with residency in a complex clinicopharmacologic environment or drug and poison information or equivalent experience.
Licensing by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia (Regulatory Body) - Good Standing.
You will have the ability to:
Demonstrate knowledge of in-service teaching or continuing education principles.
Demonstrate computer skills with relevant software such as MS Office and centre applications
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and demonstrate listening skills.
Work both independently and in collaboration with others.
Prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
Maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
Work under stressful conditions in a calm and effective manner.
Work a variety of shifts, including night shifts and weekends, as required.
Demonstrate strong judgement, decision-making and analytical skills.
Physically perform the duties of the position.
What’s in it for you
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 and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Regular Part-Time (FTE 0.50)
$44.12 - $55.05 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Requisition Number: 94960
What we do
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) bccdc.ca is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
ATTN: PHSA Employees:
To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca
Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of August 7, 2020. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.
If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at email@example.com and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.