Job Details

    Job Title : Supervisor, Pharmacy Benefits Management (Pharmacist)
    Company Name : WorkSafeBC
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Richmond
    Post Date : 2019-03-12
    Close Date : 2019-04-11
    How To Apply: Visit and select Careers to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

    Description :

    We’re looking for a licensed pharmacist to provide supervision, advice, and clinical expertise to our Health Benefits Unit – A team who implement entitlement decisions on health care and pharmacy services for injured workers. In this role, you’ll oversee the contract management and service level agreements with our third party providers and you’ll be a vital resource for internal stakeholders to ensure that medication therapy is appropriate and supports our pharmacy benefit program for injured workers.


    What you’ll do

    As a supervisor of Pharmacy Benefits Management you will:

    • Generate, analyze, and interpret third party provider reports to ensure adherence to contract and service level agreements and the integrity of business information
    • Analyze data from other sources to support business decisions and identify issues and cost savings opportunities
    • Supervise and provide work direction to the Pharmacy Benefits Management team
    • Collaborate with and provide advice to internal stakeholders and respond to queries related to medication therapy
    • Provide educational sessions and training to internal physicians, registered nurses, and others on the use of medications, such as opioids
    • Conduct comprehensive medication reviews to ensure clients’ medication regimes are appropriate
    • Provide advice and guidance to community based Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians/Physicians as it relates to WorkSafeBC medication related entitlements and recommend appropriate usage for tapering strategies
    • Liaise with external stakeholders, including the B.C. Pharmacist Association and the College of Pharmacists of B.C., on matters relating to WorkSafeBC medication related coverage
    • Deliver presentations on various topics, such as the Medication Review Team or pharmacy benefit management processes to a wide range of audiences


    Is this a good fit for you?

    We’re looking for someone who can:

    • Communicate detailed technical information on pharmaceuticals and the appropriateness of prescriptions
    • Clearly, concisely, and respectfully present complex clinical information, verbally and in writing, to audiences with varying levels of understanding
    • Establish and maintain professional and respectful relationships with co-workers, clients, and health care providers
    • Work independently and as a member of a team in a time-sensitive, service-oriented environment


    Your experience and educational background:

    • A bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy with current registration as a licensed pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
    • A minimum of six years of experience as a licensed pharmacist working in a pharmacy
    • Experience creating tapering protocols
    • Experience with substance abuse in the community and/or substance abuse treatments in a hospital
    • Knowledge of pharmacy management systems, such as Telus Health Solutions


    Who are we?

    At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers’ compensation system today and for future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.3 million workers and 235,000 registered employers in our province.


    What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

    It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.


    Our benefits

    Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.


    We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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