The New Brunswick Pharmacists' Association is adding to our team by hiring a part-time (2 days/week equivalent) Director of Professional Practice. Our membership consists of pharmacists, technicians, and students. While the office of NBPA is located in Fredericton, N.B., work location is flexible.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the individual will work on a broad range of pharmacy issues and initiatives in support of the Association's strategic plan. This includes identifying, developing, and supporting pharmacy initiatives related to advocacy, economics, education, promotion, and stakeholder relationships.
- Lead role with the Association's Professional Practice Committee. This includes agenda setting with Chair, identification of issues requiring the Committee's input, knowledge transfer, and other committee-related activities
- Identify, prioritize, and plan professional development and educational opportunities for members
- Monitor local, national, and international pharmacist/pharmacy issues, identifying trends and determining impact on pharmacy practice in New Brunswick
- Provide expertise and strategic counsel on pharmacy issues to the Association staff, contributing to the execution of their responsibilities
- Support the work of the Association by representing NBPA on internal and external committees, boards and advisory bodies as needed
- Represent NBPA as an official spokesperson on pharmacy issues
- Prepare reports and communication for the Board of Directors and NBPA Committees as requested by the Executive Director, including attendance at some meetings.
- Attend external and internal events and meetings, as requested. May include some evening and weekend work
Successful candidates must possess the following skills and abilities:
· Strong communications/writing skills: The role entails writing clear, concise, and professional materials for both members and the public
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail: Requires the ability to juggle multiple projects at once
· Interpersonal skills: This person regularly interacts with multiple stakeholders and is a point of contact for members as well as the public
Sound knowledge of the merging role of pharmacists in the broader health care system
Working knowledge of related legislation, regulations, and standards of practice in New Brunswick
In-depth knowledge of public and third-party payor policies and procedures
Ability to evaluate diverse sources of information and extract and communicate critical points germane to the Association and its members
Team player with a willingness to be flexible and adaptable while working in a small team environment
Strong work ethic with a willingness to work flexible work hours when required
Education or Equivalent Experience:
Minimum Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, or equivalent
At least five years of experience as a pharmacist with understanding of the practice and economic issues in community pharmacy - preference will be given to applicants with New Brunswick pharmacy practice experience, work in a supervisory capacity, and a diverse scope of work that includes other areas of pharmacy practice
Must be a member in good standing with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists, or another provincial pharmacy licensing body
Leadership experience on boards or committees related to pharmacy
Ability to work in both official languages is considered a strong asset.
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NBPA offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes a competitive salary for this position