Faculty Positions

Clinical Pharmacy and Research Specialist, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services & Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services & the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia have collaborated to create an exciting new position: Clinical Pharmacy and Research Specialist. This unique opportunity will combine clinical expertise and natural curiosity in a role that provides direct pharmaceutical care to clients in a primary care inter-professional team setting, exemplifies clinical excellence through mentorship of future practitioners and leads practice advancement through scholarly pursuits.

As a full-time faculty member (non-tenure track) in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia, you will conceptualize, develop, and implement a research and teaching plan that focuses on role of Pharmacists in Primary Care. This appointment will be subject to regular review for reappointment and promotion and subject to the UBC policy and procedures on Partner Track Faculty Appointments (http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/practice/partappoint).

•-Establish an active clinical/translational research program in primary care supported by extra-mural funding
• Lead direction and strategic priorities on all primary care pharmacotherapy issues at Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services using an evidence-based approach
• Provide direct care to clients within an inter-professional primary care team
• Educate students at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC as well as health care professionals and learners in Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health

• An Advanced degree in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and a minimum of 3 years of recent hospital pharmacy experience
• Certification of completion of an accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency program or equivalent experience
• An active practice license, or qualifications to obtain a practice license in British Columbia
• A commitment to improving patient care, education and research

This position is based in Chilliwack, located east of Vancouver. Chilliwack’s natural surroundings and thriving diverse economy have drawn many to its family-oriented neighbourhoods.

For additional details and to apply for this unique opportunity, click here.


Lecturer and Coordinator, Office of Experiential Education (OEE)

Applications are invited for a full-time position of Lecturer and Coordinator, Office of Experiential Education (OEE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, for an initial term of one year, with the possibility of renewal on an annualized basis.  The successful applicant will primarily work with the Director, OEE, to:

•    build placement capacity in long term care facilities affiliated with inpatient and outpatient pharmacies
•    sustain and build placement capacity, recruit new LTC pharmacy sites and explore new opportunities (e.g. clinics, physician offices) for experiential education;
•    support learners and preceptors on rotation, including site visits
•    contribute to the design and delivery of Practice Educator Development programs
•    serves as liaison to pharmacies outside of the Lower Mainland (will involve travel) in matters pertaining to practice educator development and support;
•    participate in student learning activities and progress, and provide feedback to students and other stakeholders as necessary;
•    implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences;
•    identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students;
•    assist in assessing changing curricular needs and offer plans for improvement;
•    provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process;
•    communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students and other professionals on a regular basis;
•    conduct scholarship and research activities in experiential education;
•    increase the profile of OEE within the pharmacy community; and
•    perform other related functions as required.

The Faculty is preparing to launch a new Entry-to-Practice (E2P) PharmD program in 2015. This program will eventually replace the B.Sc (Pharm) program.  A Flexible PharmD program is also being developed for planned launch in 2016.  

Successful candidates will be expected to participate in the academic life of the Faculty and teach/supervise entry level professional degree students.  He/she will be an innovative teacher who is expected to integrate technologies and new approaches to learning into our curriculum, serving in the capacity of:
•    Module Leader (modified body-system-based modules within Medication Management courses),
•    Integration Activities (IA’s) Coordinator  (IA’s are designed to reinforce and re-contextualize knowledge and skills),
•    Element Coordinator (elements are components of the Medication Management courses), and/or
•    Course Coordinator.  

The successful individual requires complex communication and problem solving skills to maintain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.  The Coordinator operates from a solid understanding of hospital pharmacy practice.  Completion of a PharmD is preferred. Hospital pharmacy experience would be an asset. Salary will be based on the level of experience and is subject to final budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin on September 12th, 2014; preferred start date is October 14th, 2014. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply.  

For further details on the position description, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply, please visit the UBC Faculty Careers Website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/19105.

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