Job Vacancy:

Clinical Pharmacist P2

Position: Full Time - 2 month contract from 3 February to March 27 2020
Job Code: 2621
Employer: Northern Territory Government
Salary: $84,101 - $100,856
Closing application date: 15/01/2020

Job Description

Hospital Information:
The Katherine Hospital is an accredited 60-bed non-specialist medical, diagnostic and treatment facility, which caters for the needs of the population of Katherine Town and District.
Katherine Hospital services the Katherine region and remote areas, covering and area of approximately 340 000 km2 between the Western Australian and Queensland borders and extending as far as Dunmarra to the south and Pine Creek to the north. The population of the Katherine region is approximately 19 000 with an annual tourist presence of more than 500 000 visitor nights.

Department Information:
The department is made up of 2 pharmacists and 1 pharmacy technician.
Services provided include ward based clinical and drug information services, in-patient and out-patient dispensing.
The regional pharmacy provides services to remote health centres giving you the opportunity to deliver clinical pharmacy services to patients and staff living in the outback.

Primary Objective: Responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical services to clients and staff of Katherine Hospital including in-patient and outpatient dispensing, supervision of technical staff; ward based clinical services and provision of drug information.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a ward based clinical pharmacy service in accordance with departmental guidelines to nominated wards.
  2. Supervise technical staff in accordance with the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act and the Health Practitioners Act.
  3. Assist with in-patient, outpatient dispensing and related counselling.
  4. Assist with provision of pharmacy services to specialised areas such as renal and oncology.
  5. Provide culturally appropriate drug information and continuing education for clients and other hospital staff when required.
  6. Assist in drug distribution, the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, and maintenance of accurate prescription records.
  7. Assist in the monitoring of drug use and implementation of pharmaceutical related policies within the Top End Health Service.
  8. Actively promote and participate in quality improvement initiatives including staff capacity and professional development activities related to medication management.
  9. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  10. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.


  • Six weeks paid annual leave with 17% loading
  • Three weeks personal leave per annum
  • Superannuation contributions of 9% are paid by the NT government
  • Salary sacrifice of up to $9 010.
  • Salary sacrifice into superannuation
  • Short-term accommodation is available

Selection Criteria:


  1. Registration as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia and current experience in clinical pharmacy practice.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  3. Demonstrated leadership ability that includes interpersonal and conflict resolution and problem solving capability.
  4. Demonstrated competency in written and oral communication including report writing and computer literacy.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.


  1. Previous hospital pharmacy experience.
  2. Postgraduate clinical qualification.
  3. Previous experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health.

Applicants should address the selection criteria in a one page summary sheet and provide a current detailed CV and contact details for 2 referees. Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available at

Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Further Information: Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or vehicle nor whilst working off-site. The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant to the position.


Additional information:

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

How to Apply

Further Information:
Contact: Genevieve Francais (08) 89739236