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Clinical Informatics Specialist, Pharmacist - CST Sustainment - BC Cancer - Victoria

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Clinical Informatics Specialist, Pharmacist - CST Sustainment
BC Cancer
Victoria, BC

Clinical Informatics transforms health care by designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems to improve patient care, enhance access to care, advance individual and population health outcomes, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.

The Clinical Informatics Specialist (CIS), Pharmacist reports to the Coordinator and provides clinical expertise and technical support on the design, optimization and integration of clinical workflow applications related to BC Cancer Pharmacy clinical information systems. The role participates in implementation and systems upgrades by assessing workflows, processes, and end-user learning needs and supports the implementation of new or changed pharmacy procedures, practices, workflows and systems.

The role consults, confers and collaborates with the Provincial Pharmacy Informatics Team, clinical project teams, local pharmacy leadership teams and staff regarding workflow, training needs and/or other requirements and gathers information for ongoing quality improvement and review.

What you'll do
  • Collaborate with BC Cancer pharmacy leadership teams and project teams to provide pharmacy staff with support and identify specific pharmacy systems learning needs.
  • Support the development of clinical and business systems for Cerner by identifying opportunities to improve workflow, processes and systems in collaboration with pharmacy teams and supports pharmacy end-users with processes and use of systems.
  • Participate the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical and business systems, provide input on workflow and provide feedback on standards, protocols and procedures to support an integrated clinical and business system.
  • Implement learning plans to ensure a smooth transition to new or changed systems; conduct post-implementation reviews, identify gaps in learning and/or the system and make recommendations for further improvements.
  • Identify education priorities that meet BC Cancer pharmacy staff learning needs, in collaboration with pharmacy leadership teams including Pharmacy Coordinators; complete learning needs assessments of individuals or groups of individuals to assist in determining the appropriate training requirements and learning objectives; provide applicable education and training to pharmacy leadership and staff.
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of pharmacy education programs to meet the learning needs of pharmacy staff and leaders including the development of education materials for new users and continuing education of users resulting from changes, such as new technology, system upgrades and/or new system functionality.

What you bring
  • Current registration as a Pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.
  • Completion of an accredited hospital pharmacy residency, supplemented by two (2) years' related hospital pharmacy experience including experience with related computer technology, clinical informatics, clinical workflow and clinical change management and one (1) year recent BCC Pharmacy Information Systems experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • May require the use of a vehicle for which mileage is reimbursed in accordance with the current Collective Agreement.
  • May be required to travel, work different shift hours and weekends/STATs in accordance with the current Collective Agreement.

You have:
  • Knowledge of the applicable standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners. Comprehensive knowledge of hospital pharmacy computer applications, patient information systems and related software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of drug distribution processes at BC Cancer and in hospital settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of organization policies, procedures, workflows, and standards of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications, including proficiency in MS Visio, PPT, and Excel.
  • Broad knowledge of adult education theory.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work effectively within a multi-site environment.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • 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: Regular, Full-time

Salary Range: $57.45 to $71.77 per hour.

Location: 2410 Lee Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600, 0830-1630, 0900-1700, 0930-1730, 1000-1800, 1030-1830

Requisition #: 162242E

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).

( 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: .

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.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of April 1, 2024. 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 and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About BC Cancer

BC Cancer’s mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care.


Government Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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