Job Vacancy:

Health Professional Level 1 – Resident Pharmacist

Position: Permanent Full-time
Job Code: 01IEJ
Employer: Canberra Health Services
Salary: $57,941 - $73,823
Closing application date: 28/03/2019

Job Description

Health Professional Level 1 – Resident Pharmacist ( 01IEJ)


Job Title: Resident Pharmacist

Classification: Health Professional Level 1

Position Number: 34944, several

Annual Salary: $57,941 – $73,823

Branch: Clinical Support Services

Section: Pharmacy – Canberra Hospital
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time

Closing Date: 28 March 2019

Contact Officer: Hameda Lane (02) 5124 2121

About us

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)—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.

The Clinical Support Services (CSS) division provides support services across the clinical divisions within Canberra Hospital and Healthcare Services. CSS encompasses a mix of disciplines, including:

· Pharmacy.

· Biomedical Engineering

· Acute Support Services

· Medical Physics and Radiation Engineering

· Nursing Operational Support

Overview of the work area and position

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.

Under the broad direction of the Senior Pharmacists and Deputy Directors of Pharmacy, the Pharmacist will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service. The responsibility of this position is to provide clinical and operational pharmacy services across CHS which may include off site facilities, integrating into the CHS Pharmacy team providing a range of pharmacy services.

This position provides the opportunity to participate in the CHS Pharmacy Residency Program designed for foundation years of clinical practice. The program has provisional accreditation from the Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) and is delivered over a two year period, providing a structured and supported learning environment covering core clinical topics for early career pharmacists to ensure broad exposure to clinical case examples and clinical topics. This will help to prepare pharmacists for future roles and advancing their practice. The program also supports pharmacists entering hospital pharmacy practice from other pharmacy environments.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

· Be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Highly Desirable:

· The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.

· Experience of working in hospital pharmacy.

Prior to commencement successful candidates may be required to:

· Undergo a pre-employment Police check.

· Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. If practising clinically (providing direct clinical care to patients or supervising staff providing direct clinical care to patients) as an allied health professional in any capacity at any time in ACT Health facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.

· Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy

· Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011


· 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.

· Counsel patients about their medications in order to optimise therapeutic outcomes.

· Provide basic drug information to patients and health professionals.

· Provide general supervision to interns, pharmacy staff, and students.

· Provide pharmacy services on weekends and after hours as rostered, including across hospital sites.

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

· Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high quality person and family centered, safe and high quality patient care.

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. (Please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually).

1. Proven basic level of knowledge, expertise and skill sufficient to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in a tertiary hospital setting across a variety of clinical specialties.

2. High level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to consult, negotiate and liaise effectively with patients and with colleagues in the multidisciplinary setting. This includes building and maintaining effective working relationships, and the maintenance of a supportive work environment.

3. Demonstrated evidence of self-motivation, good problem solving skills and the ability to adapt to different and changing working environments.

4. Demonstrated ability to provide professional supervision to graduates, students and support staff and demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development, including self-directed learning.

5. Demonstrate a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS’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

Salary Range: 57,941.00 – 73,823.00

Contact Name: Hameda Lane

Contact Email:

Closing Date: 28/Mar/2019

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Hameda Lane (02) 5124 2121