Graduate Pharmacist

Canberra Health Services
May 13, 2024
The Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran ACT, Canberra, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Graduate Pharmacist

3 Year Graduate Program (Job Number: 02HS5)


Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary 12 Month Contract with extension following successful completion of the intern training program
Classification: Pharmacist Level 1 (PN 45090, 61785, 61786)
Salary:  $75,227 - $86,842 (Plus 11.5% Super) $66,742 - $69,805 plus superannuation
The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT
Section: Pharmacy

Position No: PN 45090, 61785, 61786
Closing Date: 
29 May 2024

What can we offer you: 

  • City living without the traffic – click here to see why you should live in Canberra.
  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions within a tertiary hospital.
  • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions.
  • Flexible working conditions.
  • 11.5% Superannuation.
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses for interstate candidates (subject to review and approval).


About the Role:

The Pharmacy sits within the Division of Medical Services (EDMS) which includes the Physician Training Office, Medical Officer Support, Credentialing, Employment and Training Unit (MOSCETU), GP Liaison Unit (GPLU), Pathology, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging and Library Services.


The Canberra Health Services (CHS) 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.


This 3-year position incorporates the 1-year intern training program followed by a 2-year post registration pharmacist position at Canberra Hospital. This position provides additional job security for intern pharmacists and a defined pathway for career progression following registration as a pharmacist, in line with the ACT Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement for pharmacist competency-based progression. There may be the potential to enrol in the SHPA accredited CHS Pharmacy Foundation Residency Program on completion of the pre-registration training program.


For more information regarding the position duties click here for the Position Description.

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

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.

Note: Successful applicants will be expected to sit for their written AHPRA exams and oral AHPRA exams at the earliest scheduled session where they have met the practice hour requirements.


To Apply: 

Please apply online by submitting a copy of your CV along with a 2-page cover letter or pitch, responding to the below Selection Criteria, listed in the Position Description.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website.

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are particularly encouraged to apply.

Canberra Hospital Expansion Project – CHS is constructing a new critical services building called ‘Building 5’ which is a 44,000sqm nine storey building specifically designed to deliver state-of-the-art acute clinical services at the Canberra Hospital. Building 5 is the largest healthcare infrastructure project undertaken in the Territory’s history and it represents the largest clinical and operational change program to ever be implemented by Canberra Health Services. Building 5 integrates with a number of existing buildings at the Campus including Building 1 and Building 2, to facilitate a seamless public thoroughfare, patient transportation and back-of-house logistics distribution.

North Canberra Hospital - As of 3 July 2023 Calvary Public Hospital Bruce transitioned to CHS and became North Canberra Hospital. The transition will deliver a health system networked under one provider and will provide increased workforce opportunities for staff at both CHS sites. The ACT Government will be building a new northside hospital on the existing hospital campus in Bruce to meet the growing health care needs of our community, with construction to commence mid-decade providing more beds, increased services, and increased career opportunities.

If you would like further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Jessica Barnard at (02) 5124 2121 or at

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