Quality Assurance and Field Officer

Description

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (the College) was established in 1878 and is the pharmacy regulatory and licensing authority in Manitoba. The legislated mandate of the College is to serve and protect the public interest.  The College protects the health and well-being of the public by ensuring and promoting safe, patient-centred and progressive pharmacy practice in collaboration with other health care professionals. The College is presently in search of an experienced Quality Assurance and Field Officer to support its quality assurance and improvement programs. If you are looking for a varied and challenging role in a fast-paced environment, and aspire to do meaningful work, then we want to meet you.  About the Position: Your role as Quality Assurance and Field Officer is to administer quality assurance programs to assess and improve the performance and practice of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and the operations of pharmacies in Manitoba. Your primary duties include:  Site Audits – you will conduct pharmacy site audits to assess the performance and practice of pharmacists in their work environments. Practice Matters – you will respond to queries from registrants, the public, and stakeholders regarding all aspects of pharmacy practice.  Monitor Trends and Best Practice – you will keep apprised of trends and best-practice regarding pharmacy practice, ensure guidelines and educational material for public, pharmacist, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy owners is current and accessible. The best in this role will integrate conventional practice with innovative research developments to provide a quality learning experience for practitioners who undergo audit and enhance pharmacy operations to ensure safe, ethical service to patients and the public.  The successful candidate will communicate effectively with various stakeholder groups, both in-person and through various communication technologies to analyse and solve problems skillfully. Working at the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba This is a full-time, permanent position, Monday to Friday, based on a 37.5 – hour workweek; occasional requirement to work outside regular business hours for special meetings and events.  The work model includes a mix of remote and onsite work, in respect of the current remote-work provisions in effect as part of the College COVID-response plan, and onsite to effectively accomplish training and collaboration.  Potential for mixed remote / onsite work-model to continue post-COVID. Salary range is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In addition, the College provides a comprehensive compensation package that offers a generous health care benefits plan, group retirement savings contribution after one year, continuing professional development opportunities, and 3-weeks vacation.  The College staff is a small team working in a friendly, highly collaborative environment. Staff are bound closely by a commitment to serving the public interest and have shared values of integrity, respect, accountability, and lifelong learning. Most importantly, every day, team members go home knowing that their accomplishments make a difference in the lives of Manitobans.  The College office is located across the street from a beautiful park and is within walking distance from The Forks and walking trails. Surrounded by huge trees and ample free parking, it offers a bright and sunny workspace.  Qualifications Post-secondary degree in pharmacy, presently licensed or eligible for licensure in ManitobaStrong commitment to patient safetyAbility to deal effectively with stakeholders and defuse difficult situationsStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong verbal and written communication skills, including professional English writing skills, with experience preparing external communications (letters, reports, data analysis) Assets to application include:Five or more years of pharmacy-practice experience in CanadaAn understanding of sterile and non-sterile compounding standards, and experience with compounding preparations in sterile and non-sterile environmentsExperience working in a health regulatory environment, interpreting and applying legislationAdvanced knowledge of pharmacy related legislation, standards of practice and ability to interpret and apply knowledgeNational Certified Investigator and Inspector Training (NCIT)  through the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR).  If not certified at the commencement of employment, basic training to be successfully completed within six months and advanced training to be successfully completed within one year of employment. NCIT Certification is to be maintained throughout employment with the College The successful candidate must be able to travel within Manitoba, as required. How to Apply Please access the online application tool to complete a questionnaire to build your application profile and upload your resume and accompanying documents. After submitting, you will be able to view your results. The position is posted both internally and externally.  Applications will be reviewed from all sources as received until the position is filled.   The College values diversity and inclusion and encourages all qualified people to apply.  We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  
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College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

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