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1 Do what you love, love where you live.. Make a difference in the lives of people and in your own. Join the Northern Health Pharmacy Team !

2 Overview Northern Health Pharmacy Services What do we offer you Lifestyle choices

3 Northern Health December Governance Boards merged to 1 $550 million annual budget – Public Health & Prevention – Mental Health & Addiction Services – Hospitals & Health Centers – Home & Community Care – Aboriginal Health 7,000 plus employees Health Service Delivery Areas 1) North West 2) Northern Interior 3) North East 300,000 + Northern Residents 40,000 First Nations Residents

4 Northwest Northeast Northern Interior

5 Community View The area served by Northern Health covers nearly 2/3 rds of the province of British Columbia The vast geography, the small widely distributed population, and the differing needs of each community present unique challenges

6 Northwest Northern Interior

7 Organizational View The vision of Northern Health is to be a model of excellence in rural health care. The mission of Northern Health is as follows: Northern Health will build and strengthen the health of communities, relationships, and people in Northern BC;

8 Organizational View Our Values Northern Health is committed to improving the health of all the people of Northern British Columbia. This will be achieved through: A spirit of collaboration and strengthening of communities. It will be done with: Honesty and integrity Accountable decision making and a culture of respect. There will be a commitment to: Learning and innovation and continuous improvement.

9 Northern Health: Realizing the Vision Major health initiatives Chronic Disease Prevention Management Palliative Care Cancer Control Program Aboriginal Health Research NH collaborates with UNBC on research development and research utilization/ knowledge exchange initiatives

10 Northern Health: Realizing the Vision Northern Medical Program Enhances Northern Health as a teaching environment Clinical Information System Health Link North is a Central Information System and will change the experience of health care for both the patient and the practitioner

11 Pharmacy Services The Pharmacy Professionals working in Northern Health are represented by the HSA, HEU and BCGEU unions. Our Pharmacy positions include: Pharmacy site managers, Staff Pharmacists, Clinical pharmacists, DUE Pharmacists, and Pharmacy Technicians.

12 Pharmacy Services Pharmacy technicians provide full support to pharmacists from distribution to clinical. Northern Health Pharmacy professionals work in a variety of acute care settings and represent a broad spectrum of areas of practice within the organization. For our Competitive Wages please check our Website

13 Pharmacy Professionals enjoy a broad scope of practice We put importance on inter-disciplinary teams There is the potential of working across continuum of care in some communities There will be new initiatives in oncology, palliative care, psychiatry and others There is opportunity to be innovative. Our fully integrated clinical information system provides access to diagnostics, lab results and other information NH is a proven leader in telepharmacy development providing further opportunities for career development. Pharmacy Services

14 Benefits Dental  You will be reimbursed for: 100% of basic services; 60% of major reconstruction services; 60% of orthodontic services ($2,750 lifetime maximum). Extended Health  You pay the first $25 a year (deductible).  Reimbursed for 80% of eligible expenses  Reimbursed 100% of eligible out-of-province/out- of-country emergency expenses  The lifetime maximum, per person, is unlimited.

15 Benefits Group Life  $50,000 will be paid to your beneficiary or estate. Accidental Death and Dismemberment  $50,000 will be paid to your beneficiary or estate.  Scheduled amount for Accidental dismemberment or loss of use. Long Term Disability *  Disabled beyond 5 months, receive a monthly benefit based on a % of earnings. * Excluding members of H S A under the Paramedical Agreement, as LTD coverage is provided by H S A LTD Trusts #1 and #2.

16 From Student to New Professional The career choices you make now will impact your future lifestyle Develop clinical skills Team with other Healthcare Professionals Grow with your peer network Balance your work and personal life

17 We have something special to offer An environment that is supportive as you transition from a new graduate to an experienced Pharmacist professional Start at Grade II Pharmacist under HSA collective agreement Hospital Residency – Start at 85% of Grade I Pharmacist Preceptorship program / internships available Full integration orientation Summer students accepted at 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd year 3 rd & 4 th year student Education Grants - $5,000

18 At Northern Health we have something special to offer… Eligibility for BC provincial loan forgiveness For more information please go to the StudentAidBC site Full-time, part time or casual employment Desirable and Flexible shifts – Mon to Friday day shift with limited weekends and on-call. Top of the Industry relocation assistance Support for ongoing education Support for career applicable advanced education such as Pharm D, MBA or MHA.

19 At Northern Health we don’t just create jobs we develop careers Hospital Practice orientation – full integration to hospital practice from community practice. Pharmacists are located in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Queen Charlotte Island, Quesnel, Dawson Creek and Ft. St. John providing outreach services through telepharmacy. Pharmacy Technicians are located in Prince Rupert, Kitimat Terrace, Smithers, Dease Lake, Stewart, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Queen Charlotte Island, Quesnel, Dawson Creek and Ft. St. John.

20 Get more bang for your buck… Average house price $230,000 Average rental rate $750 ( 900 sq ft.) For housing prices in specific communities of Northern BC please call Its not how much you make, but how much you save that determines your financial success! Vancouver (Lower mainland) Prince George (Northern BC) Average House Price $725,000 $230,000 Down Payment ( 5%) $36,250 $11,500 Interest Cost (5 years) (mortgage 6.5%) $218,843 $4,766 monthly $69,426 $1511 monthly Property Taxes, Utility, etc $9,369 annual $780 monthly $2972 annual $247 monthly

21 How to Apply at Northern Health  Go to our Website  Click on Careers  Click on Job postings  Select the appropriate job category or use the keyword search and type in Pharmacy  Or submit your resume via to

22 Choose Northern Health For the opportunities For the challenge For the lifestyle

23 Consider your lifestyle…. This is our backyard…

24 Questions contact recruitment at toll free or visit our web site at

25 Good Luck as you embark on your new career as a Pharmacist


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