Job Vacancy:

Health Professional Level 4- Oncology Pharmacy Operations Manager

Position: Full time
Job Code: 01GYL
Employer: Canberra Health Services
Salary: $100,462 - $108,140 ($106,670-$114,836 (inclusive of base salary $100,462-$108,140 and attraction and retention incentive ($6,208-$6,696)).
Closing application date: 17/01/2019

Job Description

Job Description

Health Professional Level 4- Oncology Pharmacy Operations Manager (Job Number: 01GYL)


Job Title: Oncology Pharmacy Operations Manager
Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Annual Salary: $100,462 – $108,140 ($106,670-$114,836 (inclusive of base salary $100,462-$108,140 and attraction and retention incentive ($6,208-$6,696)).
Branch: Clinical Support Service
Section: Pharmacy
Vacancy Type: Temporary Full-time
Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency
Position Number: 31393
Closing Date: 17 January 2019
Contact Officer: Sheridan Briggs (02) 5124 2121

About us

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

CHS is committed to the delivery of person and family centred, safe and high quality care in a sustainable health system. This will be achieved with key strategic priorities for CHHS which includes ensuring the delivery of CHS’s Quality Strategy and government priorities, and aligning them with CHS’s Territory Wide Services Framework.

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 CHS include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.

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

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 following areas are included within this Division:

  • Pharmacy
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Physics and Radiation Engineering
  • Nursing Operational Support
  • Clinical Records

Overview of the work area and position

CHHS Pharmacy Department have a dynamic, talented team of approximately 100 staff, including: pharmacists, technicians and administration staff. The pharmacy department provides a range of operational and clinical services to inpatients and outpatients in a number of specialised services.

Working within the oncology team, the Oncology Pharmacy Operations Manager will lead, co-ordinate and manage a team of pharmacists and technicians to deliver safe and efficient oncology services across the CCHS.

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 CHS community”

This position works closely with the Lead Pharmacist – Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Services. It also includes a range of pharmacy services on weekends and after hours as rostered.

Eligibility/Other Requirements


  • Be registered (or eligible to be registered) as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Masters level postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Compounding Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research or working towards with extensive clinical pharmacy experience deemed equivalent.


  • The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA)
  • Membership linked to area of speciality.
  • Publication in peer review journals.
  • Project management and /or research experience.
  • Seven years’ experience working in hospital pharmacy.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

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


This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months with possibility of extension and/or permanency and will be required to work across multiply CHHS locations.


The Oncology Pharmacy Operations Manager will have a range of responsibilities to co-ordinate the day-day operations of the oncology pharmacy department including:

1. Under broad direction, and in conjunction with the Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Operations), manage and co-ordinate all areas of the Oncology pharmacy department.

2. Ensure the oncology pharmacy operates efficiently by exercising professional judgement with respect the needs and demands, managing allocated staff resources effectively, acquiring specialist equipment and resources and monitoring the use of the equipment.

3. Ensure the provision of a comprehensive oncology pharmacy compounding service for patients following best practice standards (including ISOPP, COSA and SHPA), Good Manufacturing Principles, state and federal legislation and hospital policies.

4. Plan, direct and co-ordinate quality assurance activities within the oncology pharmacy operations team to ensure compliance with legislation, best practice standards and hospital policies and procedures.

5. Promotion of safe, efficacious, and economical use of medicines supplied by the oncology pharmacy department

6. In conjunction with the pharmacy management team and pharmacy leads, provide education, training and mentorship to pharmacy staff rotating in oncology operations areas; co-ordinate the validation/credentialing of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists according to competency and professional practice standards; and proactively develop own knowledge and expertise to serve the functions of the role and the environment keeping abreast of emerging trends in pharmacy services.

7. Develop and contribute to practice based research, QUM initiatives, and accreditation activities across the pharmacy department and develop and contribute to policy and procedure review, relevant projects and contribute to departmental and agency corporate and/or clinical governance, strategic policy and planning, and service review.

8. Undertake 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 expert level of competence, expertise, skills and ability to manage a pharmacy service including the ability to apply professional judgement in oncology.

2. Demonstrated high level of awareness, understanding and compliance with the professional and quality assurance standards associated with the provision of an oncology pharmacy service.

3. 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.

4. Evidence of commitment to and experience in education and training, and the ability to impart knowledge and skills to pharmacy staff, including the validation of pharmacy staff using competency standards. While building and maintaining effective working relationships

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: 100,462.00 – 108,140.00

Contact Name: Sheridan Briggs

Contact Email:

Closing Date: 17/Jan/2019, 11:59:00 PM

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Sheridan Briggs 02 5124 2121