Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (Pediatrics)

Children's & Women's Health Centre of BC
4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1

Rumi McGloin, B.Sc. (Pharm), ACPR, Pharm.D.
Director, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Phone: 604-655-4494

Advanced (Year) Residency Coordinator/Contact:
Roxane Carr, B.Sc. (Pharm.), ACPR, Pharm.D., FCSHP, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator
Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Phone: 604-875-2710
Fax: 604-875-3735


Type: Pediatrics
Focus: Acute Care/Ambulatory Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
Established in: 2018
Positions Available:
App. Deadline: February 19, 2021
Starting date: September 2021
Stipend/Benefits: $30,000 
Benefits: Yes
Vacation: 10 paid days
Education/conference leave: 

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the BC College of Pharmacy and have completed an accredited year 1 pharmacy practice residency program (ACPR) and/or an accredited Clinical Masters (in Pharmacy) degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Additional clinical experience is preferred.  Prior experience (education or work experience) in pediatrics is preferred but not required.

Interested Applicants should submit the following via email to avena.guppy@vch.ca: by March 9th, 2020:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent (maximum 500 words)
  • Copy of residency certificate or verification of successful completion supplied by the program (signed letter or email from the program coordinator)
  • 3 letters from professional references
  • Application fee: $120 payable as a cheque, money order, or bank draft payable to “Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Mail cheque and completed application to: Attention Avena Guppy – LMPS Pharmacy, 2733 Heather Street, Heather Pavilion, Level D, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Roxane Carr
Tel: 604-875-2710
e-mail: rcarr@cw.bc.ca

Program Overview

The Pediatric Advanced Pharmacy Practice (Year 2) Residency Program is a 52 week specialty training program focused on providing pharmacists with directed experiential training in clinical practice, leadership, teaching, and research focused in the pediatric patient population.

The program objectives have been designed to be consistent with the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) accreditation standards for Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residencies.  The program has established core learning activities that may also be tailored to each resident’s background, experiences and goals.  It will be undergoing accreditation with the CPRB after the first resident has completed their training year.

The residency is offered through the Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services and will be based primarily at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals in Vancouver, BC. 

BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is the tertiary care referral center for pediatric patients within the province and serves more than 85000 patients each year.  The hospital offers general pediatrics care as well as subspecialty pediatric care in areas such as critical care, oncology, neurology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, surgery, metabolic diseases, nephrology, multi organ transplant, emergency medicine, child and adolescent mental health, and pediatric rehabilitation.

BC Women’s Hospital is one of Canada’s largest maternity hospitals, the quaternary centre for neonatal care in BC with a 60 bed NICU, and has a provincial mandate to act as a resource for women and health care providers across BC.  Approximately 7000 babies are born at BCWH each year.  There is also an HIV clinic supporting women, children, and families living with HIV.

Both institutions are teaching and academic centres and care is delivered in an interprofessional team approach.

Pharmacy Department

The Children’s & Women’s Health Centres (C&W) Pharmacy Department provides clinical and distribution services to patients at both BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals.  The C&W Pharmacy Department employs approximately  90 staff.  Clinical Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacy Specialists work collaboratively to provide care to patients in Pediatric and Maternal Fetal Programs such as: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Critical Care, Cystic Fibrosis, Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics (Clinical Teaching Unit), HIV, Hospice Care, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Multi Organ Transplant, Oncology and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, and Surgery.

The hospital pharmacy residency program at C&W is well-established with over 30 years of experience.  Advanced Practice (Year 2) Residents will have the opportunity to work with experienced preceptors as well as residents completing our well established Year 1 Residency (Pediatric POD) Program. 

Candidates for the Pediatrics Advanced (Year 2) Residency program must be highly motivated learners and committed to providing excellent patient care, clinical leadership, and developing leadership and research skills with the goal of becoming advanced practitioners within the health care system.





Evidence Based Care


Pediatric Orientation Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacokinetics

1 week

General Pediatrics

4 weeks

Pediatric Critical Care

4 weeks

Neonatal Intensive Care

4 weeks

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Pediatric Oncology

4 weeks

Pediatric Neurology

4 weeks


Pick 1 elective

*Total 7 direct pt care including precepting rotation

Antimicrobial Stewardship

4 weeks

Maternal Fetal Medicine

4 weeks


4 weeks

Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

4 weeks

Pediatric Surgery

4 weeks

Medication Safety


Nurse-Pharmacy Committee member


Medication Use Evaluation

1 week

Quality and Safety (PHSA)

1 week

Pick 2 of 3



Administration/ Leadership

4 weeks



Teaching Rotation

1 week

Pick 2 of 3

Precepting Rotation (General Pediatrics)

4 week



Research Project

8-9 weeks

Study design/ Critical Appraisal (Including Stats Modules)

4 weeks


Academic ½ days



Other possible electives: e.g.,Toxicology,

1 week

Pick 2 of 3

Other Residency Activities

Clinical and didactic teaching opportunities involving pharmacy (e.g. E2P PharmD students, Year 1 residents) and non-pharmacy learners (e.g. medical students and residents)

Guided learning in statistics, critical appraisal, and study design

Longitudinal experiences in improving medication use systems

Longitudinal leadership and business case development experiences

Professional committee involvement

Professional conference attendance



Type: Teaching and Academic Hospital
Number of beds: BC Women’s Hospital is one of Canada’s largest maternity hospitals, the quaternary centre for neonatal care in BC with a 60 bed NICU
Site: Children's and Women's Health Centre of BC


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