Coordinator | Central Functions Pharmacy (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring three (3) Permanent Full- Time Coordinator, Central Functions to join the Pharmacy Services team. The positions are flexible anywhere within the Interior Health region!

About this Role
The Coordinator, Central Functions develops, implements, and evaluates provincial, regional, and site wide initiatives to improve/maintain pharmacy department services and operations. The Coordinator liaises with pharmacy leadership to provide a standard approach to Staffing, Workplace Health and Safety Initiatives, Violence Risk Assessments, Workplace Inspections, and Fit Testing among other region-wide initiatives. The Coordinator is responsible for retrieval, analysis, and presentation of strategic utilization information that is required to support operational and administrative decision-making.

The Coordinator is also responsible for providing support for operations, management, utilization, risk management, quality improvement, and patient safety within the assigned portfolio. The Coordinator is accountable for efficient, effective utilization of approved physical, financial, and human resources; for guiding and coordinating activities of the assigned areas in accordance with professional standards; and supporting the goals and strategic direction of Interior Health (IH).

Some Key Duties:

• Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, facilitates change within facilities as well as regionally, by supporting IH initiatives, monitoring on-going compliance, identifying needs, and providing timely feedback as directed.

• Conducts literature reviews and gathers information related to relevant standards, initiatives, best practices, benchmarks, policies, and code requirements to ensure the information is available to project participants.

• Prepares formal reports including project executive summary, project charters, assessment of need, summary of program and services, cost estimates, status reports, cost control reports, and other reports as appropriate related to site wide operational initiatives.

• Supports Project Leads with project implementations and work plans for program-wide and site initiatives including identification of key partners, critical timeframes, and processes required to ensure effective identification of capital and program requirements.

• Participates in the implementation of the quality improvement and risk management initiatives for pharmacy services in accordance with Interior Health standards and processes.

• Collaborates with pharmacy supervisors helps coordinate the development of staffing rotations, staff scheduling, vacation selection

• Develops follow-up processes with staff and others. Resolves day-to-day problems as required, evaluates operating procedures, and advises management as necessary. Drafts correspondence/ reports as requested. Prepares spreadsheets, graphs, flow charts, and statistics as required.

• Coordinates and standardizes the implementation of technology (new and old) within the programs.

• Develops new policies, processes, quality improvement activities, and the development of strategies.

• Collaborates in the maintenance and updating of the Documentation Management System as it pertains to Pharmacy.

• Coordinates College of Pharmacists of BC pharmacy and pharmacy practice reviews for IH Pharmacy departments

• Coordinates for health and safety organizations such as Work Safe BC and OH&S. Responsible for responding to all WCB and OH&S work orders and participates in Occupational Health and Safety Committee(s) as a management representative or co-chair.

• Supports directors in maintaining appropriate staffing levels by monitoring Health of a Department, participating in the recruitment process, and other HR issues.

• Leads the team in the delivery of quality services and enhances staff morale through team building and coaching, multidisciplinary problem solving, and facilitating professional development and involvement in interdisciplinary teams.

• Supervises staff, including: maintaining appropriate staffing levels; participating in the recruitment process; carrying out performance evaluations and disciplinary actions as needed and other HR issues. Perform staff exit interviews when applicable.

• Collects and monitors fiscal and utilization data and analyzes data to ensure the effective use of resources in the service area. Monitors expenditures, and identifies and reports on variances.

• Represents Pharmacy Services at local and regional levels by participating in committees/teams.

Some Benefits of Joining Interior Health
An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training and Experience
• A Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Social Sciences, or a health related discipline.
• Three (3) to five (5) years of experience, including a minimum two years of management or leadership experience. LEAN certification is an asset.
• OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to guide individuals and groups while maintaining group cohesion, motivation, commitment, and effectiveness
• Demonstrated ability to effectively introduce and manage change that is consistent with the vision, purpose, and operating principles of Interior Health
• Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs
• Excellent negotiation skills to relate effectively with members of the interdisciplinary team
• Ability to define own continuing education needs and maintain competency through reading literature, management workshops, seminars, and available educational offerings
• Demonstrated ability to identify strategies and opportunities in a dynamic environment that lead to identified outcomes using evidence-based practice
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal forms
• Demonstrated program and project management skills and proficiency with a variety of pertinent computer software
• Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, organize, and evaluate using critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to collate/analyze data and proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and graphing


Starting salary is approximately from $61,718 to $77,148 and will be based on education, training and experience

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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