Job Vacancy:

Deputy Director of Pharmacy – Operations – Health Professional Level 5

Position: Full time- 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code: 01BYE
Employer: Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Salary: $118,319-$133,197
Closing application date: 15/03/2018

Job Description

Branch: Division of Clinical Services Section: Pharmacy Services Position Number: 32120


  • Under general direction and collaboration with the Director of pharmacy Services, manage, co-ordinate and lead the delivery of pharmacy service to the Canberra Hospital and Health Services including development, planning and allocation of staff, financial and other resources to provide access to quality, cost effective services
  • Assist with the planning, development and supervision of service operations, ensuring they are consistent with patient needs, the health services objectives and the organisational values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity
  • Ensure staff are adequately inducted, trained and provided with appropriate further education and professional development opportunities and provide clinical training programs for pharmacy students and interns
  • Provide advice on clinical and professional matters to senior management and represent the department / profession as required
  • Work closely with the University of Canberra Pharmacy Discipline by collaborating in the education of students and the implementation of research projects
  • Ensure services are regularly reviewed and evaluated through programmed quality assurance activities and maintain ethical and professional standards and currency of professional knowledge and practice
  • Develop and contribute to practice based research, policy reviews, Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) initiatives, accreditation activities throughout the pharmacy department, CHHS and ACT Health relevant to the operational services
  • Undertaking other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the section

Personal Attributes: To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate and inspire others to work together as a team with a sense of shared purpose to achieve objectives with integrity
  • High level interpersonal skills and leadership skills that foster credibility, trust and co-operation at senior levels of the organization and professional networks
  • Conceptual and analytical skill with an ability to think strategically including planning and co-ordination at the strategic and operational levels
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs

How to Apply:  To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply

Selection Criteria:

Selection Criteria These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.
Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them. (Please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually)

  • Demonstrated high level management and leadership skills, including experience managing large pharmacy teams, and contribution to departmental and agency corporate and/or clinical governance, and strategic policy and planning
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to engage, partner, influence, consult, negotiate and liaise effectively with a range of internal and external clients
  • Demonstrated expert level of competence, expertise, skills and ability to apply clinical judgment across a range of operational pharmacy services
  • Demonstrated commitment to and proven experience in education and training, the ability to impart knowledge and skills to pharmacy staff, students, and external professional disciplines and stakeholders, including the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrate a commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity

Qualifications/Eligibility Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Pharmacy and eligibility for membership of the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current Drivers license.

Highly Desirable:

  • Postgraduate qualifications (or equivalent) in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research.
  • Extensive experience working in hospital pharmacy setting.
  • Publication/s within peer reviewed journals.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates may be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.

Additional information:

About us: ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Canberra Hospital & Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.
Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include early childhood, youth and women’s health; dental services, rehabilitation and community care; mental health and alcohol and drug services. In addition, justice health services are provided within the Territory’s’ detention facilities.
ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

The Clinical Support Services (CSS) division provides support services across the clinical divisions within Canberra Hospital and Healthcare Services. CSS encompasses a mix of disciplines, including:

  • Pharmacy.
  • Biomedical Engineering.
  • Clinical Records Service.
  • Medical Physics and Radiation Engineering.
  • Nursing Clinical Support

Overview of the work area and position: The Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) Pharmacy Department have a dynamic, talented team of approximately 100 staff, including: pharmacists, technicians and administration staff. The department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services. .
The pharmacy team charter is “Our competent and professional team will provide a contemporary and forward thinking pharmacy service that gives the best patient focused care possible and is valued by the ACT health community”
Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services, the Deputy Director of Pharmacy Operations will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service.
The responsibility of the Deputy Director of Pharmacy Services role is to provide high level leadership and management of the operations and support areas of Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) Pharmacy Department. This position works closely with the two other deputies and will assume the responsibilities of the Director of Pharmacy when required. It also includes a range of pharmacy services on weekends and after hours as rostered.

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Stuart Margison, (02) 6244 2121