The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer Agency provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.
BCCA is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Chemotherapy Certification Pharmacist
Regular Full Time
Wage: $45.77 to $57.09 per hour
Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Victoria, Prince George, Kelowna BC
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
The Chemotherapy Certification Pharmacist is responsible for the development, implementation, delivery, management and assessment of the chemotherapy certification program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at all BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) centres and the Communities Oncology Network (CON) pharmacies throughout the province.
Example of Duties & Accountabilities
- Develops, implements, delivers and manages the chemotherapy certification program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians throughout the province, in support of their oncology practice. Routine travel to all BCCA centres and the CON pharmacies is required.
- Performs quality assurance checks to ensure relevance, appropriateness and timeliness of activities.
- Maintains working relationships and communicates with all members of the CON cancer care team though such means as contribution to the Systemic Update Newsletter and the Cancer Drug Manual, and participation in annual CON conferences.
- Participates in and contributes to the development, implementation and assessment of provincial policies and standards for the safe handling of cytotoxic medications and safe medication practices in oncology by BCCA and CON pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
- Updates and revises relevant BCCA pharmacy reference materials.
Education, Training and Experience
- Completion of a recognized B. Sc. in Pharmacy degree program.
- Licensure with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.
- Completion of a Hospital Pharmacy Residency program.
- Completion of a doctorate of pharmacy degree, clinical pharmacy master’s degree, or an adult education degree or certificate from an accredited university is preferred.
- Minimum three (3) years of recent related experience including experience in oncology and/or hematology or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge and competency in the following: aseptic technique and the use of Biological Safety Cabinets; procedures for safe handling of cytotoxic drugs; cancer disease processes, treatment modalities, and chemotherapeutic agents; strategies for individualizing drug therapy in patients; strategies for drug information provision and critical review of medical/ pharmaceutical literature; strategies for adult education and professional development; and CON structure and organization.
- Demonstrated ability to teach health care providers.
- Demonstrated ability to organize work and work independently.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all professional staff and patients.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with all levels of professional staff and the public.
- Demonstrated ability to use computerized pharmacy systems and other software applications such as Word and Excel.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.