Pharmacy Mentor Spotlight
Coordinator, Distribution Pharmacy Services
Surrey Memorial Hospital & Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgical Centre
Profile submitted by: Claire Tai
Brief description of role or responsibilities
Ray is a coordinator and oversees the medication distribution services at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgical Centre.
Description of how they are a great mentor or has positively influenced you and the pharmacy profession:
Though Ray may not call himself a mentor, he has been playing that role with excellence over the years that I have been at SMH. As a newer pharmacist, I have always felt comfortable turning to him for guidance- his greatest quality is his approachable and friendly demeanor. He is happy to see you succeed and most importantly, he shows empathy when you’re in a difficult situation. When I have questions or concerns to bring up to Ray, he will listen and put in effort to help me resolve it, and somehow manage to turn it into a learning opportunity in the end. Whether it’s about a dispensary issue or career advice, he will offer up sound recommendations that he backs up with his own experiences. Knowing that he is in my corner has given me confidence to overcome obstacles and take initiative.