2019 Board Elections: District 3 Candidate - Andrea Silver

District 3 - Andrea Silver

andrea@redefinerx.com

As pharmacists, we self-govern to work for our patients. We stand to protect them from unsafe clinical and operational practice, and in return they give us their trust, respect, and business.

I would like to serve to give back to the public and ensure they continue to get the best of our services as our practice advances and continues adapt to the current healthcare market.

GOALS:

  • Prioritize patient safety and reduction in medication errors by normalizing the incidence of error reporting, thereby reducing shame and allowing for preventative solutions and continuous improvement
  • Adapt and update legislature so that scope of professional practice is inline with current and future healthcare market
  • Maintain and improve Practice Review Program as a practical means of assessing professional competency

ABOUT ME

EDUCATION:

  • Community Residency | University of British Columbia 2016
  • BSc Pharmacy graduate | University of British Columbia 2015
  • HBSc Biology & Psychology | McMaster University 2009
  • Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Certified Immunization Pharmacist
  • Caregiver-Friendly Pharmacy

RECOGNITIONS:

  • Excellence in Patient Care award | BCPhA 2019
  • Apotex Inc Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences | Apotex 2015

EXPERIENCE:

  • Pharmacy Manager of independent pharmacy in Victoria BC
  • Clinical Lead for new community programs such as Heart@Home in Victoria BC
  • Author for CPhA’s Therapeutic Choices for Minor Ailments (TCMA)
  • Preceptor to the next generation of pharmacists
  • UBC Community Residency provided exposure to many patient populations and specialties of practice in the lower mainland and Vancouver Island
    • Seniors outpatient clinic, Royal Jubilee Hospital
    • Dialysis clinic at Royal Columbian Hospital
    • Various primary care clinics in Vancouver Mainland
    • Palliative care, Fraser Health
    • Drug & Poison Information Center, Vancouver
    • Medication management services with Burnaby Hospital
    • Heart Health Clinic, Jim Pattison Outpatient Center
    • Oncology outpatient clinic, Burnaby Hospital
    • St Paul’s HIV Outpatient Center
    • Provincial Academic Detailing, Ministry of Health 
  • Retail experience in both corporate and independent structures
  • Regular presence at continuing education events and conferences
  • 15 years working as pharmacy assistant, 3 years spent in research and statistics