Job Vacancy:

Health Professional Level 4 – Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist

Position: Temporary Full-time-12 months with possibility of extension and/or permanency
Job Code: 01L80
Employer: Canberra Health Services
Salary: $112,334-120,933
Closing application date: 30/07/2019

Job Description

Job Description

Health Professional Level 4 – Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist (01L80)

Description

Job Title: Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist
Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Position Number: P31334, several
Annual Salary: $112,334-120,933
Branch: Clinical Support Services
Section: Pharmacy
Vacancy Type: Temporary Full-time
Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension and/or permanency
Closing Date: 30 July 2019
Contact Officer: Daniel Lalor (02) 5124 2121 daniel.lalor@act.gov.au

Canberra Health Services

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

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.
  • Four 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.

Overview of the work area and position

The Pharmacy sits within the Office of the Executive Director 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, administration staff and a clinical nurse educator. The department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services.
The department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services. Working within the Pharmacy Services’ Quality Use of Medicines, Research and Education team, the Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist will lead, manage and coordinate efforts to improve the safety and quality of medicines use across the Canberra Hospital and Health Services.
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”.

Working within the Pharmacy Services’ Quality Use of Medicines (QUM), Research and Education team, the Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist will lead, manage and coordinate efforts to improve the safety and quality of medicines use across Canberra Health Services, including Canberra Hospital and the University of Canberra Hospital.
The Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist will have a range of responsibilities including monitoring the quality and safety of medicines use, developing and implementing interventions to improve the safety and quality of medicines use, engaging clinical staff in quality improvement activities and representing Pharmacy Services, and Canberra Health Services on relevant internal and external committees.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Mandatory:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research or extensive clinical pharmacy experience deemed equivalent.

Desirable:

  • Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) membership
  • Membership linked to area of speciality
  • Publication in peer review journals
  • Project management and/or research experience

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.

Note

This is a temporary position available for 12 months with possibility of extension and/or permanency. The Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist will also provide a range of pharmacy services on weekends and after hours on a rotational basis as rostered. This position works across multiple CHS sites.

Duties

  • Lead and facilitate activities to measure, monitor and improve the safety and quality of medicines use across Canberra Health Services.
  • Represent the pharmacy department and Canberra Health Services in multiple forums and on committees and working groups related to medication safety and quality. These forums and committees may be internal or external to the organisation.
  • Provide education and training related to the safe and quality use of medicines to a variety of clinical groups including pharmacists, nurses and doctors. This training and education will be project specific as well as generic education aimed at building safety and quality related expertise amongst staff.
  • Investigate and respond to medication incidents within the pharmacy department, and in other units as required and take appropriate action to reduce the likelihood of harm from similar incidents or prevent incident recurrence.
  • Develop and contribute to practice based research, medication safety initiatives, accreditation activities, policy and procedure review and development, strategic planning and service review, and quality improvement projects.
  • Participate in other services of the pharmacy department, such as on-call roster, weekend roster, late-shift, and relief secondment in other senior pharmacist positions as necessary.
  • Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, 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.

1. Proven extensive knowledge and understanding of the principles, structures and processes of quality and safety management and demonstrated experience in change management.

2. Demonstrated high level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to engage, partner, influence, consult, negotiate and liaise effectively with a range of internal and external clients, building and maintaining effective working relationships.

3. Demonstrated expert level of competence, expertise, skills and ability to apply clinical judgment across a range of pharmacy support, operational and production services.

4. Demonstrated commitment to and proven experience in education and training, and the ability to impart knowledge and skills to pharmacy staff, students, and external professional disciplines and stakeholders.

5. Demonstrate a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’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 http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply. 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: $112,334-120,933

Contact Name: Daniel Lalor

Contact Email: daniel.lalor@act.gov.au

Closing Date: 30/Jul/2019

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Daniel Lalor 02 5124 2121