Job Vacancy:

Health Professional Level 3 – Preceptor Pharmacist

Position: Temporary full-time Duration: 2 years with the possibility of extension
Job Code: 019PA
Employer: Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Salary: Annual Salary: $87,257 - $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Closing application date: 02/11/2017

Job Description


Job Title: Preceptor Pharmacist
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Position Number: 24774
Branch: Clinical Support Services
Section: Pharmacy – TCH


Overview of the work area and position:

The Pharmacy Department sits in the Division of Clinical Support Services. Clinical Support Services provide a range of services that support the clinical divisions within CHHS
The Pharmacy Department has 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 Clinical Services, the pharmacists will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service.



This is a temporary position available for a period of two years with the possibility of extension.


Under general direction from the Lead Pharmacist for Education & Training;

1. Plan and coordinate clinical placements for pharmacy students (externships and short) placements, this may include: Rostering and orientation, coordinated with relevant universities, presenting lectures or tutorials as required.

2. Proven supervision and coordination of the development and training of pharmacists interns during their graduate year, this may include preceptor training, pre-registration pharmacist training program & workplace paperwork in relation to external ITP (intern training program) requirements eg. NAPE, PSA training programs.

3. Maintain currency of clinical pharmacy skills including the ability to provide medication review across a range of services.

4. Identify opportunities for and contribute to quality improvement activities including education programs, medication safety initiatives, policy and procedure development, and practice based research.

5. Participate in ongoing professional development and personal performance review whilst supporting the CH&HS core values and the strategic direction of the Pharmacy Department.

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

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 knowledge of adult learning principles coupled with practical skills and experience in providing professional supervision and education to pharmacy staff as well as the development and delivery of formal education to Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical professionals.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and significant experience, including problem solving abilities sufficient to provide an extended level of pharmaceutical care to patients in a hospital setting across a variety of clinical specialties.
  3. High level interpersonal and communication skills in a written and oral format. This will involve the maintenance of a supportive work environment as well as the ability to consult, negotiate and liaise effectively with consumers and colleagues with a demonstrated high level of commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
  4. Proven record of significant contribution to research and/or quality improvement activities (e.g. policy and procedures, medication safety initiatives, and accreditation activities) aimed to improve Pharmacy services or the quality, safety or efficiency of medicines use across a health system.
  5. Demonstrates 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.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • Appropriate Pharmacist qualifications and eligibility for registration as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • A minimum of three years experience as a registered pharmacist in a hospital pharmacy.
  •  Pharmacy preceptor validation/certificate completed (or enrolled and working towards completion) as per AHPRA Pharmacy Board of Australia recommendations

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

  • undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

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

Additional information:

About us:

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.

The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.

Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.

ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Jessica Barnard, (02) 6244 2121