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Supporting enhanced medication optimization for pharmacy patients

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ABBOTSFORD Pharmacy manager, pharmacist and pharmacy assistants - part-time

By Mark Dickson, B.Sc. (Pharm.), MBA As pharmacists we are all too familiar with the process of adding new medications to a patient’s regimen. Increasingly, we are being asked to play a larger role in optimizing medications and in helping patients to stop taking medications that are ineffective or potentially harmful. The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is committed to supporting and enhancing clinical decision-making that prioritizes patient needs and health outcomes.

Garden Park Pharmacy is a long-established, friendly community pharmacy seeking a pharmacy manager, pharmacist and pharmacy assistants to join our company. Abbotsford is about a 45-minute drive from Vancouver. We offer competitive wages. No Sunday, Saturday, statutory holidays or evenings. All experience levels and new graduates are welcome. Please send resume to, fax 604.746.2825 or call 604.859.3300. Pharmacist - full-time

In the spring, CPhA endorsed the Antipsychotic Deprescribing Guidelines proposed by the Bruyère Research Institute, an Ottawa-based research institute specializing in the health and care of aging people. The guidelines are designed to support interdisciplinary teams of health-care professionals in reducing or ceasing medications that may no longer be effective for elderly patients.

We are looking for pharmacists to join our busy, established community pharmacies. Pharmacist must have a passion for patient care and strong interpersonal skills. Experience with Kroll/WinRx and Punjabi speaking is an asset. All experience levels are welcome. Please send resume to or fax 604.856.7178.

CPhA also recently announced a partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada, a national campaign aimed at helping clinicians and patients better engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments. It was spearheaded in 2014 by a team of leading Canadian physicians, in partnership with the Canadian Medical Association, with campaign hopes to encourage smart, effective choices to ensure high-quality care for all patients.

Pharmacist - full-time

Through the CPhA’s support, a pharmacy committee will soon be established to contribute profession-specific tools to the overall Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The tools will be designed to help prescribers, pharmacists and patients make the best informed choices to ensure that the treatments prescribed are truly having a positive impact on patient health and that they are not causing unintended harm. CPhA will continue to find ways to support patient care in the areas of medication optimization and deprescribing as these practices expand at the community pharmacy level. Mark Dickson is on the BCPhA Board of Directors and was selected as the CPhA representative for two years from 2015 to 2017.



Sep/Oct 2016

Pharmasave Abbotsford Hospital is a unique pharmacy, offering service to patients inside and outside the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. We help patients transition back into the community as well as servicing the pharmacy needs of patients in Abbotsford. We are looking for a full-time pharmacist that can work in our patient-centered pharmacy. We are seeking someone with good communication and customer service skills that can work proactively with our technicians and assistants to provide the perfect Pharmasave experience. Two years' experience as a Canadian pharmacist is required. Kroll experience is an asset. Complete fluency in English is a requirement. Please send resume to info@ BURNABY Pharmacist - part-time Looking to hire a permanent part-time pharmacist for an independent pharmacy in Burnaby. Potential to lead to a full-time position. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri 10-6. Knowledge of WinRx is preferred. Must be able to quickly and accurately dispense medications, provide medication reviews and

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