Volume 9 | No. 1 | Jan / Feb 2021 query_builder 1 minute

Prescription Review Program consultant contract

drug programs update


The College is inviting applications from registrants with community-based clinical experience to provide guidance and direction for the Prescription Review Program (up to 10 hours per week).

Under the direction of the deputy registrar and the program manager, the medical consultant carries out the mandate of the Prescription Review Program (PRP)—a quality assurance program responsible for assisting registrants in the challenging task of prescribing opioids, sedatives, and other potentially addictive medications. The program prioritizes patient safety by providing registrants with the most up to date clinical guidance, helping them continually improve their skills and knowledge, and maintaining quality of care for prescribing in BC.

The PRP consultant will provide expert review and direction of program files and promote quality improvement.

Candidates must:

  • possess exceptional writing skills, including the ability to present technical concepts in lay terms and formulate clear and logical reasons in a style that expresses both empathy and a commitment to fairness
  • thrive in a high volume, fast-paced environment while maintaining quality and timeliness standards
  • have a minimum of five (preferably 10) years in clinical practice with experience in community-based primary care
  • have certification in addiction medicine or recognized experience in addiction medicine
  • have supplementary knowledge, training, and experience in managing chronic pain (preferred)
  • have knowledge of local and national guidelines on treatment of substance-use disorder and chronic pain

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and their CV to the manager, drug programs at drugprograms@cpsbc.ca by March 31, 2021.

All correspondence will be held in strict confidence.