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BC Public Service

PHARM 04 - Pharmacist

Posted 5 days ago

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Job Description

Posting Title
PHARM 04 - Pharmacist

Position Classification
Pharmacist 4


Work Options

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$92,055.05 - $122,390.12 annually plus 3 % Recruitment & Retention Adjustment

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Health

Ministry Branch / Division
PLBSD - Therapeutic Assessment & Access (TAA)

Job Summary

Provide professional consultation, policy advice and research in this role

Pharmaceutical care, laboratory and blood services are essential to improving the health and wellness of citizens in BC. Rising costs, increasing demands by patients for more affordable, accessible, and convenient care as well as macro trends are increasing the need for system-wide change. In response, the Pharmaceutical, Laboratory & Blood Services Division (PLBSD) within the BC Ministry of Health has expanded its mandate to play a stronger role in driving excellence in pharmaceutical care, laboratory, and blood services across the province. This mandate includes "overseeing the provisioning, management and optimal use of pharmaceuticals, laboratory and blood services, related systems, and services to improve patient outcomes in the BC Health System."

Pharmaceutical, Laboratory & Blood Services is comprised of five branches:

(1) Clinical Services & Evaluation - provides clinical pharmacy leadership for the Division's strategic efforts to develop, implement and manage pharmaceutical care programs/initiatives across the health sector, evaluation for evidence-based decisions, and optimization.
(2) Integrated Health Services, Planning & Systems - leads complex multidisciplinary/organizational planning, design, coordination, and implementation of the key strategic areas of focus of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Strategy (PCMS) in alignment with the Ministry's initiatives and holds responsibility for technology systems operation and development for the division.
(3) Laboratory & Blood Services - Develops, implements, evaluates, and communicates legislation and policies that support equitable and sustainable public access to medications, medical devices and pharmacy services, and clinician access to PharmaNet.
(4) Pharmaceutical Policy, Legislation & Engagement - translates the political direction into policy, through regulatory and policy development, implementation, and engagement for the division.
(5) Therapeutics Assessment & Access - manages the array of drugs (formulary) available to BC citizens and covered by the PharmaCare Program.

The Pharmacist provides professional consultation, policy advice and research services for formulary, special authority and clinical decision support units of PharmaCare.

Job Requirements:
  • Graduation from recognized Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences with a minimum Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.
  • Current registration and License in good standing as a Licensed Pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of BC
  • Considerable (2-5 years) experience as a licensed practicing Pharmacist in BC retail or hospital pharmacy practice.
  • A minimum of one year experience in medical literature research, analysis and interpretation.

Preference may be given to applicants who:
  • identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit)

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to four (4) days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017. The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits , including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: YES- A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES- Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Health Services, Scientific and Technical

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-14

Current Openings

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