Lead Pharmacist (Clinical) – Oncology and Ambulatory Cancer Services

St Vincent's Hospital
May 6, 2024
Darlinghurst, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Position Title: Lead Pharmacist (Clinical) - Oncology and Ambulatory Cancer Services
Employment Type: Maximum Term (12 months Maternity Leave Backfill - with the possibility of extension)
Hours per week: 38 hours (plus weekend and on-call as per roster requirements) - “Part-time will be considered”.
Position Grade: Pharmacist Grade 3 (Year 1 - 2)
Salary: $127,372.36 - $130,818.75
Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Health Employees Agreement 2019
Department Name: Pharmacy

About us:
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing health services to our community. Guided by our values of compassion, excellence, integrity and justice, we promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and empower our people to learn, grow and innovate.

Benefits of working at St Vincent’s include:

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Career development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

About the role:
The Lead Pharmacist (Clinical) – Oncology and Ambulatory Cancer Services is a clinical and leadership role and is responsible for leading the provision of comprehensive pharmacy services across SVHS and affiliated services for Oncology and Ambulatory Cancer Services. This position will be based at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre (TKCC), a joint facility between St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The TKCC Pharmacy provides services to a busy outpatient day clinic, as well as to a dedicated inpatient Haematology and BMT unit, and supports medical oncology inpatients across the hospital. The TKCC pharmacists work closely with the SVHS Clinical Trials Pharmacy Service who provide clinical trial services for medical oncology and haematology inpatient and outpatients. The Cancer Services Team is part of the wider SVHS Pharmacy Department who strive to uphold the SVHA Mission and Values through their dedication to patient care and focus on professional development and research. All Lead Pharmacist roles are integral members of the SVHS Pharmacy leadership team to provide strategic, clinical and operational objectives for the pharmacy service. The position will have joint responsibility with other Lead Pharmacist and Team Leader positions, to maintain leadership and management of the pharmacy service across all operational hours.

Our Culture:
St Vincent's is committed to employing a workforce that reflects the community we care for. We strongly encourage applications from people that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse, sexuality or gender diverse and/or living with disability. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive (PD2022_030). Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with this policy directive.

About you: We are seeking a skilled and energetic Lead Pharmacist (Clinical) who possess a passion for person centred care.

Application Instructions:
To have your application considered you are required to upload a current CV/Resume as well as a separate cover letter/document addressing the ‘Selection Criteria’ as below. Internal applicants i.e. current employees of St Vincent’s Hospital or an entity of SVHA are required to apply via their Workday account.

Selection Criteria:
1.Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
2.Registered as a practicing pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with no conditions on scope of practice and post registration clinical or management/leadership qualifications or equivalent skills/experience, and availability for on-call and weekend work as per roster requirements. 3.Significant experience and a demonstrated high level of competence, expertise, skill and application of clinical judgment in the provision of Oncology and/or Haematology pharmacy services.
4.Demonstrated knowledge of eviQ guidelines, Drug and Therapeutics Committee processes including Formulary management and experience in the implementation of formulary decisions and policies and procedures and demonstrated experience in the use of Pharmacy and Oncology applications e.g.MOSAIQ, CHARM etc.
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability to develop high quality written guidelines, procedures, educational, research or business materials.
6. Proven ability and commitment to effectively role model, champion and promote teamwork and to manage and develop staff (both formally and informally).
7. Demonstrated skills and experience in managing a complex workload, problem solving and development and implementation of initiatives. 8. Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Applications close on 5th June 2024

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