Clinical Pharmacist Permanent and Fixed Term, Central Australia Health Service

Alice Springs Hospital
June 20, 2024
Alice Springs Hospital, Gap Road Alice Springs NT 0870, Alice Springs, Australia
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Clinical Pharmacist, Professional 2 level Full Time positions- Permanent and Fixed term contracts available. Please don't wait to apply. Contact details below.

Please contact Angela Young, Director of Pharmacy on 08 89517571 or email Refer to attached job description for further details.

- Hours of work are 8am to 4.21pm Monday to Friday (1 hour lunch). The department is open for reduced hours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. You will be required to participate in the weekend, on-call and the Tennant Creek Hospital rosters, all of which entail additional pay.
- Up to $2000 reimbursement for costs incurred for relocating to Alice Springs.
- SIX weeks of paid annual recreation leave, plus leave loading.
- Salary sacrifice of up to $9 005 is available.  Additional salary sacrifice can be accessed through car leases and meals.
- Professional Development Allowance up to $660 per full year of service, for assistance with continuing professional development, seminars, conferences, research or maintaining qualifications.
- On-site accommodation may be available for a nominal rent, subject to availability.
- Access to full/partial government scholarships for post-graduate studies and other work-related courses.
- Paid study leave days available after 6 months of service.
- 6 month clinical rotations.
- Pharmacists working in Alice Springs are eligible for the 7CPA funding to support costs associated with travel and accommodation to attend professional development activities

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Alice Springs Hospital (ASH) is the major referral hospital for Central Australia, serving a population of more than 42,000 people in an area exceeding a million square kilometers, covering more than 60 per cent of the Northern Territory and extending into the bordering areas of South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. The hospital has more than 65,000 admissions annually, caring for some of the nation's most vulnerable people, with high levels of morbidity and mortality and many with conditions rarely seen elsewhere in the country. The medicine is diverse and complex with a prevalence of rheumatic heart disease, bronchiectasis, chronic liver, and renal disease, along with diabetes in a young population with a median age of just 34.
Alice Springs Hospital is a 207-bed facility providing a general range of secondary, and some tertiary, inpatient, outpatient and specialist services, including a renal dialysis centre catering for more than 400 patients. The hospital has links with multiple Australian Pharmacy Schools and is a teaching centre for Flinders Medical School.  Areas of speciality include Indigenous health, Renal, Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency, Maternity and Obstetrics, Rehabilitation, Hospital in the Home, Palliative Care, Day Oncology, Mental Health, and General Medical, Surgical and Paediatric areas.
The pharmacy is a modern and progressive department which employs 19 pharmacists, 1 intern pharmacist and 10 pharmacy technicians. Services provided include ward based clinical and drug information services to Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Hospitals, as well as in-patient and out-patient dispensing, and non-sterile manufacturing as well as providing medicines and advice to remote health clinics in the NT, WA, SA and QLD border.
We have a strong commitment to professional development and will support pharmacists to further their clinical knowledge and skills. ASH Pharmacy is an accredited SHPA Foundation Residency Program site and currently supports 3 Resident positions. Clinical Pharmacists also have the opportunity to rotate to Tennant Creek Hospital (additional pay as specified) to be the sole pharmacist on-site for up to 1- 2 weeks at a time.
Transport is by light aircraft with the Royal Flying Doctor Service or chartered plane. The Northern Territory is a fantastic place to live and work, with a young, multi-cultural population, a rich culture, great schools and strong employment and real estate growth. You can ride your bike to work and get there in under 10 minutes. No traffic jams or long commutes. You even have time to get a coffee before work.

Read on for more information on living and working in Central Australia AND if you want to know more about what your summer could look like, click here!
The Central Australian climate is desert, with hot summers and cool winters and supports a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. Spectacular natural attractions such as the MacDonnell ranges and the Larapinta Trail are on your back doorstep. Alice Springs is the closest town to Uluru, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon). To keep you entertained, Alice Springs has state-of-the-art sporting facilities, cinemas, a strong emphasis on community arts, and a great social atmosphere.  The Territory is building on its strengths to make the future even brighter and is filled with opportunity – for individuals and for families.

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