Clinical Pharmacist and Lecturer

Clinical Pharmacist and Lecturer Opportunity with UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (34382)

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The Pharmacists Clinic (the clinic) is an award-winning, innovative patient care clinic located at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver campus. At this university-owned, pharmacist-led primary care clinic, staff clinicians provide comprehensive medication management services to patients in respectful collaboration with the patient's care team to optimize patient drug therapy outcomes. Patients come to the clinic either by referral from their physician or self-referral and tend to be clinically complex. The clinic does not offer prescription-filling services. More information about the clinic is available here.

The clinic team is expanding and applications are invited from qualified individuals for a new full-time patient care practitioner to join the team. This is one of two clinical pharmacist and lecturer positions currently available. The other posting can be found here

This is an excellent opportunity for pharmacists with an interest in primary care clinical practice, practice education, project work and practice research. This position is budget-funded and carries the academic rank of Lecturer.

Specific responsibilities at the clinic include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide care to complex patients using a standardized comprehensive medication management approach,
  • Develop effective inter-professional relationships with other health care practitioners in the collaborative care of patients,
  • Model professional behaviors and attitudes,
  • Provide a positive environment where students are actively engaged in the learning process,
  • Supervise undergraduate students and residents on experiential placement at the clinic,
  • Assess performance and provide feedback to learners,
  • Participate in the development and implementation of clinical service models,
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of a steady flow of patient referrals to the clinic,
  • Participate in outreach and community engagement initiatives as part of the clinic team,
  • Participate in pharmacy practice research, and
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of operational policies and procedures for the clinic related to service delivery, data privacy, data security, use of technology, and other relevant aspects, to be determined.

The successful candidates are pharmacists with post-graduate training in pharmacy practice (residency, PharmD or MSc), a license to practice as a full pharmacist in BC and authorization to administer immunizations (or the ability to become licensed and authorized) by the College of Pharmacists of BC. The successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years recent experience working in innovative, inter- professional patient care practice settings. A high level of comfort providing care to patients using comprehensive medication management (including motivational interviewing, critical thinking,  prioritizing, problem-solving, documentation and follow-up) is required.

A working knowledge of PharmaCare policies and procedures, common drug products (dosage forms, costs, availability), and common non-prescription and natural health products is desired. Experience with patient assessments and technology (including point of care testing equipment, pharmacy software and electronic medical records) is an asset.

Teaching experience is also required. The successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of experience teaching, mentoring or as a preceptor to pharmacy learners. An interest in pharmacy practice research, quality assurance and knowledge translation is desirable. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic clinical environment. The ability to communicate diplomatically and effectively, both orally and in writing is required.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers one of the top pharmacy degree programs in Canada as well as an excellent work environment in our award-winning building. The Faculty employs approximately 50 faculty members, admits 224 students annually to its entry-to-practice program, and has approximately  60 students in graduate programs. The Faculty also offers a Flexible PharmD program for practicing pharmacists.

Salary will be based on the level of experience and is subject to final budgetary approval. Applications, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references must be submitted through UBC Careers Online. Preferred start date is August 19, 2019. Further information on the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is available at

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.