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Pharmacy Standards Specialist


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted December 11, 2018.

Our client, a national association in the healthcare space, is looking to expand their team by hiring a Standards Specialist to provide expertise to the professional competency profile and standards development for their organization.

Reporting to the Manager of Regulatory Affairs, the incumbent will have the opportunity to manage the development and modernization of the suite of standard practices, competency profiles, guidance documents and other publications for the organization.

We are looking for someone who has experience writing within a healthcare context and the ability to translate complex ideas into simple standards. The ideal candidate will have experience in project coordination, work well with committees and subject matter experts, and have strong research skills, preferably in the healthcare or pharmaceutical space.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a renewal schedule for the organization’s suite of documents, including standards of practice, competency profiles and guidance documents
  • Manage multiple projects to develop or modernize the organization’s documents according to the renewal schedule and in line with current standards and competency development best practices
  • Coordinate, facilitate and support committees or working groups of subject matter experts to direct document development or renewal. This includes supporting the recruitment of subject matter experts from relevant associations and stakeholders in coordination with the Manager, Regulatory Affairs
  • Conduct research necessary to support the document development process and draft or revise documents based on the research conducted, input of committees or working groups and feedback of member organizations and relevant stakeholder organizations
  • Regularly monitor the need for revisions to documents in response to internal and external factors, to ensure they remain current and accurate and continue to meet the needs of the organization’s members
  • Manage and respond to external inquiries regarding the suite of documents.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A diploma or degree in a healthcare or pharmaceutical-related field and/or in a field related to standard or competency development
  • 5+ years of experience in a related role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience writing within a business or healthcare context and the ability to translate complex ideas into simple statements
  • Experience with project management
  • Ability to work well with committees and subject matter experts
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong facilitation skills with the ability to build consensus from multiple perspectives
  • Strong research skills, preferably in a pharmacy or healthcare context
  • Familiarity with standard and competency development
  • Ability to work productively independently and as part of a small but dynamic team

Education and Certifications Minimum education required: University Degree

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 6-9 years


Salary: 70000.00-80000.00$ per hour