150 - 8518 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5J 0B6
Take ownership and find more ways to care about our local store owners in a career at Shoppers Drug Mart Central Office / Store Support. Provide great service, specific expertise and actionable advice to support Associate-Owners and their staff in delivering the best health, beauty and convenience services to Canadians.
Why this role is important?
Location: Burnaby, BC
The primary responsibility of the Pharmacist is coordinating all activities involved in dispensing medications from the SDM Specialty Health Network (SDMSHN) Pharmacy to patients in compliance with provincial and federal pharmacy regulations and in accordance with established corporate procedures. As a patient-oriented professional, the pharmacist is responsible for providing medication support services to fulfill the health care needs of each patient. The pharmacist is also required to provide all professional services within scope of pharmacy practice to support SDMSHN patients.
Nature and Scope
The Pharmacist will adopt a patient-centric approach, and use his/her professional knowledge and experience to ensure that SDMSHN patients successfully achieve all desired outcomes of treatment. He/she will coordinate the timely dispensing of medications to SDMSHN patients. The Pharmacist will communicate effectively with patients regarding SDMSHN Pharmacy services and work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other parties involved in providing care and support to the patients. The Pharmacist will provide professional services within scope of pharmacy practice to support SDMSHN patients as appropriate.
What you will do:
Adopt patient centric approach to ensure that patients successfully achieve all desired outcomes of treatment
Coordinate all activities in the SDMSHN Pharmacy related to prescription dispensing, including:
Prescription review for therapeutic appropriateness and accuracy, including drug interaction check
Patient counselling and education, including side effect management
Entering information into software systems
Ensuring correct billing
Scheduling medication delivery or pickup with patients
Verification during different stages of sterile compounding and the final preparation
Completing the final check on medication compounded or dispensed, including labeling and packaging
M onitoring medication use and adherence
Safe handling and disposal of medications
Utilize professional judgment, pharmacy resources and SDMSHN Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as the basis for resolving medication related issues
Develop and maintain specialized knowledge of drug therapy and medication compatibility, stability and interactions as they pertain to SDMSHN Programs
Respond to information requests from customers, other health disciplines and SDMSHN personnel related to drug information and pharmacy practice for all SDMSHN Pharmacy related products and services
Lead on medication safety and ensuring appropriate medication use by patients
Develop and maintain proficiency in the relevant pharmacy computer systems to optimize productivity and efficiency
Financial stewardship, billing accuracy, managing third party compliance and audits
Maintain accurate and complete prescription and patient care records
Maintain privacy and confidentiality according to provincial and federal regulations
Develop and update pharmacy training resources as required
Participate in the training of new employees
Ensure Required Operating Procedures ( ROPs) and SOPs requirements are incorporated into daily procedures and correctly followed by staff in the execution of all duties
Supervise pharmacy staff including pharmacy technicians and assistants
Cleanroom activities include, but are not limited to:
Supervise preparation of sterile products in cleanrooms
Supervise cleanroom activities, and participate in quality assurance programs
If needed, perform sterile compounding using aseptic technique
Report all Adverse Events (AE) and Product Technical Complaints (PTC) immediately or as soon as possible upon becoming aware of the event as per current policies and procedures.
Support SDMSHN program launches, special projects, and cross-functional initiatives
Demonstrate teamwork, engagement, and apply Blue Culture and Core Values in all interactions
the Specialty Pharmacy Manager in the performance of his/her responsibilities and assume additional duties as directed
Qualifications and Skills
Minimum of university undergraduate degree in pharmacy
Licensed in the province of practice in Part A of the registry
Injection certified in the province of practice
Minimum one (1) year of relevant pharmacy experience in community, hospital, or specialty pharmacy
Previous sterile (hazardous and non-hazardous) compounding experience an asset
Knowledge of USP797/USP800/NAPRA Standards an asset
Experience and/or knowledge of specialty pharmaceuticals & biologics an asset
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Strong interpersonal and leadership qualities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to work under stress, with short lead times, and changing customer demands with short turnaround
Knowledge of Pharmacy software systems and MS Office Applications
Bilingual in French and English is an asset
Flexible and adaptable to changes of responsibility reflective of business needs
Overtime/On Call may be required
Why work at Shoppers Drug Mart?
Acting as consultants, supporting internal customers and the Associate-Owners, you will get experience unique to the retail industry while working for an award-winning national brand. Benefit from a purchase discount program, competitive pay and online learning through SDMU.
Take ownership of your work and find more ways to care about your work, co-workers, customers and community.
How You’ll Succeed:
At Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. , we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.
If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.
Type of Role:
Temporary (Fixed Term)
Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
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