BAND 4 – Director, Formulary Management

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 11, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $87,600.00 – $114,100.00 - Per Hour
Location Multiple Locations
Category Business / Management
Client BC Public Service
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BAND 4 – Director, Formulary Management – (56802)

Posting Title: BAND 4 – Director, Formulary Management
Position Classification: Band 4
Union: N/A
Location: Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
New Westminster, BC V3M6G2 CA
Salary Range: $87,600.00 – $114,100.00 annually
Close Date: 1/16/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Health
Ministry Branch / Division: PharmaCare Benefits Branch/Formulary Management Unit/Pharmaceutical Services
Job Summary

Director, Formulary Management
Management Band 4

An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.
This position is located in Victoria, BC; however, New Westminster, BC may be considered, subject to Ministry operational requirements.

Bring your pharmaceutical expertise to this program leadership role

The Pharmaceutical Services Division (PSD) leads, innovates and manages the Province’s drug programs to improve health outcomes. It is responsible for the overall coordination, decision making, and performance of the BC PharmaCare program. PharmaCare Benefits provides Drug Program management of the Ministry of Health’s PharmaCare program, including determining which drugs, devices and supplies are funded and adjudicating patient-specific drug funding requests through Special Authority. The branch is also responsible for leading the provincial management of drug shortages and working with Health Authorities and other provincial drug programs on various drug management issues.

The Director, Formulary Management, is the senior clinician and expert in Formulary Management. In the Director role, you lead the Ministry’s drug review process, including therapeutic reviews, through the national Common Drug Review (CDR) and provincial Drug Benefit Council (DBC) processes and various national collaborations to determine which drugs are funded on the BC PharmaCare formulary. As the, Director, Formulary Management, you ensure that the formulary is appropriate, contemporary, evidence-informed, cost-effective, and affordable to improve health outcomes for British Columbians. This includes participating on behalf of BC in the national drug review and negotiation processes and leading the provincial operations of BC’s drug review process.

This leadership position engages in developing and maintaining key relations within the BC government, federal and provincial government officials and external agencies.  If you are an effective communicator with analytical and problem solving skills, we encourage you to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career.  Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer. The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Clinical degree (e.g., Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy – B.Sc. (Pharm.) plus five years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference may be given to applicants with an Advanced Degree in Pharmacy or related field.
  • Applicants must be eligible to be licensed to practice pharmacy in British Columbia.
  • Experience on complex projects that are large in scale and/or involve divergent stakeholder issues;
  • Progressive experience in a management capacity;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams or in supervising employees, including developing and evaluating performance, setting goals, coaching, team-building and mentoring team members;
  • Experience preparing high level reports and decision papers.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with government experience.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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