Job Vacancy:

HP3- Rotational Pharmacist

Position: Permanant Full Time
Job Code: 01HU8
Employer: Canberra Health Services
Salary: $87,257 - $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Closing application date: 14/02/2019

Job Description

Health Professional Level 3 – Senior Rotational Pharmacist (Job Number: 01HU8)


Job Title: Senior Rotational Pharmacist
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Position Number: 19647, several
Annual Salary: $87,257 – $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Branch: Clinical Support Services
Section: Pharmacy – TCH
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 14 February 2019
Contact Officer: Sheridan Briggs (02) 5124 2121

About us

Canberra Health Services 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 Health Services 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 Canberra Health Services Quality Strategy and government priorities, and aligning them with Canberra Health Services Territory Wide Services Framework. 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 Canberra Health Services 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. Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

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 Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) 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. 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 Canberra Health Services community”

Under the direction of the Lead Pharmacist and Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical), the Senior Pharmacist will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service across a range of areas within the Division of Medicine, Surgery, Women’s Youth and Children, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol and Justice Health Services, Haematology/Oncology, Critical Care and Pharmacy Operations.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

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

• Previous project management and/or research experience.
• Publication/s within peer reviewed journals.
• Current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Provide a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases
• Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing 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 Canberra Health Services facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any offer of employment being made.

1. Under broad direction, and in conjunction with the Lead Pharmacist and Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical), provide highly specialised level clinical pharmacy services for a broad range of specialty areas in senior rotations, undertaking a clinical supervisory role for junior and intermediate rotational staff.

2. Provide education, training and professional supervision to other pharmacists, interns, students and technical and other support staff. In conjunction with the Lead Pharmacist provide education, training and mentorship to medical, nursing and other health professionals, and provide education to consumers and relevant stakeholders in their care.

3. Represent the pharmacy department through professional leadership to facilitate effective service provision and ensure safe and effective use of medicines.

4. Proactively develop own knowledge and expertise to serve the functions of the role and the environment keeping abreast of emerging trends in pharmacy services.

5. Develop and contribute to practice based research, medication safety initiatives, accreditation activities, publications, policy and procedure review, strategic planning and service review, and quality improvement projects relevant to the specialty area.

6. Provide a range of pharmacy services on weekends, public holidays and after hours as rostered, including participating in an On-Call roster, and undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice, including working across multiple hospital sites.

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

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

1. Proven substantial experience across a range of clinical specialty areas with a high level of knowledge, skills and expertise, including medicine, surgery, women’s health, paediatrics, mental health, drug and alcohol, haematology/oncology, critical and emergency care and pharmacy operational areas.

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.

3. Demonstrate experience in education, mentoring and training, clinical supervision and the ability to impart knowledge and skills to pharmacy staff in this area of specialty practice.

4. Demonstrated development, evaluation and maintenance of departmental improvement programs, policy and procedures, medication safety initiatives, research initiatives and accreditation activities.

5. Demonstrate a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Services 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: 87,257.00 – 96,502.00

Contact Name: Sheridan Briggs

Contact Email:

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

How to Apply

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