Job Vacancy:

Deputy Chief Pharmacist

Position: Full Time
Job Code: 500854
Employer: Department of Health Tasmania
Salary: $118,439 to $119,811 per annum
Closing application date: 17/02/2019

Job Description

The Department of Health is seeking a Deputy Chief Pharmacist to join the Public Health Services Team. If you are successful you will be responsible for the development and implementation of innovative strategic responses to all aspects of the Branch’s responsibilities including legislative reform, regulatory compliance and automated and electronic health solutions.

Under the broad control and direction of the Chief Pharmacist and as a senior professional specialist:
•Develop and implement contemporary policies and legislation regulating the manufacture, distribution and use of drugs of dependence, medicines, poisons and therapeutic goods in Tasmania;
•Implement compliance activities, including complex investigations, to ensure the safe distribution and use of medicines and poisons in Tasmania;
•Provide expert professional advice to a diverse range of clients on a broad range of policy issues pertaining to the regulatory system for drugs and poisons; and
•Manage professional and administrative staff undertaking operational activities.

Selection Criteria:

1. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant Tasmanian legislation including Poisons Act 1971, the Therapeutic Goods Act 2001 and relevant Commonwealth and jurisdictional legislative schemes applicable to control of drugs, poisons and therapeutic goods.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of the drugs and poisons manufacturing and distribution industries, including poppy cultivation and narcotic manufacturing.
3. Experience in policy and strategy development, planning and implementation, particularly in regard to the regulation of drugs and poisons.
4. High degree of analytical, conceptual, communication and negotiation skills, including the ability to provide high-level technical advice to senior managers. Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with diverse practitioner groups and other organisations for which drugs and poisons play a significant role.
5. Research, evaluation and investigative skills, together with experience in counselling, inspection and enforcement.
6. Demonstrated capability to manage people and resources, including effective management, administrative and strategic skills to support the Branch’s operational and organisational objectives.
7. Demonstrated capability to deliver and implement innovative automated and electronic health solutions.

Additional information:

Fixed term full-time day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) commencing ASAP until 4 September 2020

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Mr Sam Halliday (03) 6166 0402