Job Vacancy:

HP3-Specialist Pharmacist -Oncology/Haematology

Position: Full time-Permanent
Job Code: 01I9F
Employer: Canberra Health Services
Salary: $87,257 - $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade)*
Closing application date: 21/03/2019

Job Description

Health Professional Level 3 (Job Number: 01I9F)


Job Title: Specialist Pharmacist -Oncology/Haematology
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Position Number: 26234
Annual Salary: $87,257 – $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade)*
Branch: Clinical Services
Section: Pharmacy Department
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time
Closing Date: 21 March 2019
Contact Officer: Sheridan Briggs (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 direction of the Deputy Director of Operations/Manufacturing Services and the Lead Pharmacist Oncology and Haematology, the Specialist Oncology/Haematology Pharmacist will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists (including the CHARM system Pharmacist and Clinical Oncology/Haematology Pharmacists) to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

• Be registered (or eligible for registration) as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
• Competency assessable at the Consolidation Level for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, supported through a portfolio of evidence.

Highly desirable:

• SHPA membership
• Membership linked to this area of specialty
• Postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research or working towards with substantial clinical pharmacy experience deemed equivalent
• Publication in peer reviewed journals

Please note 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.
• Provide a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
• Comply with Canberra Health Service 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 Service facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with Canberra Health Service credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.


Salary is $95,794-$103,498 (inclusive of base salary $87,257-$96,502 (on attainment of a personal upgrade) and Attraction and Retention Incentive ($8,537-$9,008). The CHS pharmacy department will commit to funding the online Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences through The University of Melbourne for the specialist pharmacist (AU$12,333), or equivalent. A minimum of a two-year commitment to CHS Pharmacy Oncology and Haematology services would be expected in return, for this investment in your knowledge and career advancement. This attraction and retention incentive would be received as half paid (directly to the education provider) after successful completion of one semester, and the second half paid at the end of the two year commitment.


1. Under broad direction, and in conjunction with the Lead Oncology/Haematology Pharmacist and Deputy Director of Manufacturing Services, provide a highly specialised level of clinical pharmacy service for Oncology and Haematology, and assume a clinical supervisory & training role for technicians and early career pharmacists (including interns and pharmacy students).

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

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

4. 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 specialty area.

5. Provide a range of pharmacy services on weekends, public holidays and after hours (on-call) as rostered.

6. 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.

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

1. Proven experience in, and an established patient-centred approach to, the clinical areas of oncology, haematology and general medicine.

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. Demonstrated expertise in education, mentoring and training, clinical supervision and the ability to impart knowledge and skills to early career pharmacists and technicians in the area of oncology and haematology.

4. Contribution(s) to the development, evaluation and maintenance of pharmacy improvements with measurable patient-centred outcomes including: policy / procedures, medication safety initiatives, research, audits or accreditation activities.

5. Demonstrated 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.

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: 21/Mar/2019, 11:59:00 PM

How to Apply

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