Intern Pharmacist

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
June 11, 2021
Bruce, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Intern Pharmacist

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Fixed Term Full Time Position

Salary Range: $72,260 - $83,418 (Plus Super)


About Calvary Public Hospital Bruce


Calvary Public Hospital Bruce (CPHB) is a 265 bed multi-discipline, modern health care facility serving the ACT community. At CPHB, our patients and their families expect a highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated workforce. Calvary staff pride themselves on ‘being for others’. The patient journey is at the centre of Calvary’s philosophy within our models of care.


About the role 


PH1 Intern Pharmacist (Pre-registration)

  • 13-month full time intern training position
  • Join one of Australia’s leading health, community, and aged care providers
  • Excellent salary packaging options available

Calvary Public Hospital Pharmacy has approximately 32 FTE positions, of which 24 are pharmacist positions. Hours of operation are from 0830 to 1730 Monday to Friday, and a 0800 to 1700 service on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. An on-call pharmacist service is maintained outside of core hours, and a rotational roster arrangement is used to manage the weekend service requirements, including a clinical service to our Medical Admissions and Planning Unit.

Services to the hospital include ward clinical pharmacy services, patient counselling and continuum of care management, participation in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation education, pharmacotherapy education sessions for hospital staff, aseptic manufacturing services, ward imprest supplies, individual patient dispensing for non-imprest stock, dispensing to patients on discharge, and some outpatient and clinical trial dispensing. The aseptic dispensing service is provided using the Department's aseptic room and laminar flow cabinet, with formulation of total parenteral nutrition (TPN), and other IV additives and epidural dose forms.

We are committed to ongoing education and strive to provide our pharmacy staff with weekly continuous education opportunities, and likewise, we also offer a Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) accredited residency program. We view clinical placements and an essential part of student training and exposure to a potential future workplace. We accept regular student placements from a number of pharmacy schools each year. Additionally, our pharmacists provide pharmacotherapy education sessions to medical students from the Australian National University and nursing students at the University of Canberra and Australian Catholic University.

A commitment to medication safety and quality use of medicine is reflected by participation in the hospital's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, the undertaking of various Quality Use of Medicines and Drug Usage Evaluation (DUE) projects, and weekly participation in medical officer education. Calvary pharmacists have presented their research projects at the SHPA annual medicines management conferences.

Pharmacy is strongly represented on Hospital Committees including The Drug and Therapeutics Committee, Accreditation Committees particularly Standard 4: Medication Safety, Clinical Review, Critical Care, Adverse Drug Reaction Committee, Infection Control, Pain Management, and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Group. Pharmacy contributes to hospital-wide quality, safety and risk activities and clinical health improvement programs.


What you bring 

We are seeking a passionate intern pharmacist whose values align with Calvary Public Hospital Bruce and can start with us on the 10th of January 2022. This is an opportunity for you to be part of our great multidisciplinary team that provides you exposure to a range of clinical areas including general medicine, emergency and critical care medicine, surgery, palliative care, hospital in the home, mental health, the inpatient dispensary and aseptic manufacturing. Our Pharmacy Department is proud of its high performance, great work culture, and the incredible learning environment that we have created for one another.  Our pharmacists are viewed as integral members of the multidisciplinary team and highly respected throughout the hospital. During the intern year, our interns are supported with a structured intern training program and have the opportunity to thrive in an environment that supports the development of clinical pharmacy skills and abilities. But you won’t just be learning; you’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning every day!


How to apply?


Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Contact details including email addresses and phone numbers of at least 2 professional referees
  • A cover letter (Arial font size 10), of no more than 2 pages outlining responses to the following questions:

What outcomes do you hope to achieve from a hospital internship at Calvary?
What do you hope the Calvary internship can provide to facilitate your learning journey?
What and how can you contribute to the Calvary pharmacy team?


Closing date for applications:  11:45pm Sunday 27th June 2021


Applications must be submitted online via:

Note the outcome of this recruitment may be used to appoint to temporary, full-time and part-time positions within 12 months.


Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications, resumes or phone calls from recruitment agencies.


Contact Officer for further information:

John Wsol

Lead Pharmacist (Clinical)

Phone: (02) 6201 6266


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