Job Vacancy:

Health Professional Level 1 – Pharmacist Intern

Position: Temporary full time
Job Code: Job Number: 01J15
Employer: Canberra Health Services
Salary: Salary Range: 57,941.00 - 73,823.00
Closing application date: 14/06/2019

Job Description

Health Professional Level 1 – Pharmacist Intern (Job Number: 01J15)


Job Title: Intern Pharmacist
Classification: Health Professional Level 1
Position Number: 38820, several
Annual Salary: $57,941 – $73,823
Branch: Medical Services
Section: Pharmacy Department
Vacancy Type: Temporary Full-time
Duration: 14 Months
Closing Date: 14 June 2019
Contact Officer: Jessica Barnard (02) 5124 2121

About us

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused 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)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
• The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
• University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
• Three Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
• Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
• A range of community based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.
CHS is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
The Medical Services division provides support services across the clinical divisions within Canberra Hospital and Healthcare Services, and encompasses a mix of disciplines, including:
• Pharmacy.
• Health Care Technology Management.
• Pathology.
• Medical Imaging.

Overview of the work area and position

The 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. Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Pharmacy Support and Operations the pharmacy technicians will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centered service.
The pharmacy team charter is “Our competent and professional team will provide a contemporary and forward thinking pharmacy service that gives the best patient focused care possible and is valued by the ACT health community”
Under the direction and guidance from the Clinical Lead for Education and Training, the Intern Pharmacist role is primarily responsible for the provision of a range of pharmacy services, on weekends and after hours as rostered. The hospital has multiple site locations and all Pharmacy staff are required to work at both The Canberra Hospital (TCH) and UCPH (University of Canberra Public Hospital) sites as rostered.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

• Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Pharmacy.
• Eligible for provisional registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Eligible to enrol in and Intern Training Program accredited by the Australia Pharmacy Council.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.
• Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals.
• Obtain a Compliance Certificate from Occupational Medicine Unit (OMU) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.


These are temporary positions available for a period of 14 months. 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.


1. Attend and participate in the Canberra hospital pharmacy department pre-registration training program, the ACT Health Allied Health Graduate Program and the ACT Health Inter-professional graduate program.

2. Dispense medicines for inpatients, outpatient clients and for patients being discharged from the hospital and provide ward based clinical pharmacy services including individual patient medication reviews and interventions.

3. Counsel patients about their medications in order to optimize their therapeutic outcomes.

4. Provide basic medicines information to patients and health professionals.

5. Prepare non-sterile extemporaneous pharmaceuticals and complete theoretical training in aseptic dispensing.

6. Participate in ongoing professional development, continuing education and performance review.

7. Participate in the department quality improvement projects, educational programs and research activities.

8. Undertaking other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the section.

Selection Criteria:

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.
Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Demonstrated understanding of a pharmacist’s role in hospital pharmacy practice including; entry level knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, and professional attributes sufficient to provide a clinical pharmacy service across a variety of clinical areas.

2. Appropriate skills to enable effective communication with consumers and colleagues in a written and oral format.

3. Developed interpersonal skills including the maintenance of a supportive work environment as well as the ability to consult, negotiate and problem solve effectively in the clinical environment.

4. Engagement in the profession of pharmacy and a commitment to continuous development and extension as a health professional.

5. Demonstrate a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

How To Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.

Job: Allied Health

Closing Date: 14/Jun/2019, 11:59:00 PM

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Jessica Barnard 02 5124 2121