Job Vacancy:

Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager

Position: Full Time, Fixed from 20/4/2020
Job Code: 853
Employer: Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospital
Salary: $120,545 - $134,667
Closing application date: 20/02/2020

Job Description

Hospital Information – Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH)
Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is fully accredited and the premier teaching hospital in the Northern Territory with over 400 beds. It has links with Flinders Medical School, Menzies School of Health Research, and the Charles Darwin University. Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) is a new 116-bed sub-campus of the RDH with services integrated across the two campuses.

Primary Objective: Develop, manage, and lead the clinical pharmacy service at Royal Darwin and Palmerston Regional Hospital (RDPH) to ensure the delivery of a high quality, culturally appropriate and effective clinical pharmacy and medicines distribution service.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership, line management, induction, guidance, mentoring, support and expert advice to junior and senior staff to ensure
    the effective delivery of a clinical pharmacy service to RDPH in a complex cross cultural context.
  2. Ensure that the delivery of the clinical pharmacy service is coordinated and consistent with legislative requirements, national and
    international best practice, departmental and program policy.
  3. Assist the Director with the administration of the department, including performance management of staff, and improvements in
    medication management within Top End Health Service (TEHS) and across the Northern Territory (NT).
  4. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.
  5. Provide leadership for the TEHS Medication Safety Committee through Chairing meetings, setting work plans, and ensuring
    appropriate activities are undertaken to prepare the health service for national accreditation.
  6. Be responsible for departmental professional development programs, including training and competency assessments, intern training
    programs, and student placements.
  7. Coordinate and promote research activity within the pharmacy department.
  8. Maintain a commitment to ensuring contemporary knowledge, leadership practices, and professional development.
  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


  • 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 into personal loans, residential rent, Novated vehicle leasing and other items.
  • Salary sacrifice into superannuation

Short-term on-site accommodation may be available for a nominal rent, subject to availability.

Selection Criteria:


  1. A degree or relevant qualification in Pharmacy and unconditional registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
  2. Extensive contemporary experience in hospital pharmacy, preferably in a tertiary hospital setting, with proven capacity to coordinate and manage clinical pharmacy services.
  3. Demonstrated leadership, negotiation and change management skills including the ability to develop and maintain trust, establish clear goals and exercise fair and objective judgement.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in researching, analysing, coordinating information and providing concise, relevant and timely advice, briefings and written reports for a variety of audiences.
  5. Experience in human resource management, including line management, supervision, and mentoring of professional staff.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of the principles of continuous quality improvement and how they relate to hospital pharmacy practice.
  7. Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate and liaise effectively with a variety of stakeholders.


  1. Postgraduate qualifications or research experience in clinical pharmacy or management.

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.

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.

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Jackie Crofton 08 8922 8359