Lead Pharmacist – Women, Youth and Children

Canberra Health Services
September 9, 2022
Canberra, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is looking for an experienced and dynamic pharmacist to lead our pharmacy services in the area of Women, Youth & Children and assist us in meeting the ever-increasing demand of a rapidly growing population. The ACT Government has invested more than $50 million to expand the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children which is a purpose-built facility that brings together specialist services that include: Women's Health, Maternity, Neonatology, Paediatric, and Women, Youth & Child Nutrition.

Position overview

The Pharmacy sits in the Division of Medical Services (EDMS) which includes the Physician Training Office, Medical Officer Support, Credentialing, Employment and Training Unit (MOSCETU), GP Liaison Unit (GPLU), Pathology, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging and Library Services.

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.

Canberra Hospital is the only paediatric tertiary teaching hospital for the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding NSW region, serving a population of over half a million. The Division of Women, Youth and Children provides a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services. The paediatric services, co-located within the Centenary Hospital for Women, Youth and Children, can cater for up to 48 inpatients, and has an active medical and surgical day stay and clinical investigation unit, and a busy and growing outpatient department. There is a tertiary accredited Level 6 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the hospital also offers subspecialty paediatric care in areas of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and Paediatric Surgery. The Paediatric Surgical Unit performs a wide range of paediatric and neonatal surgery.


Health Professionals employed at CHS enjoy excellent conditions. Our Enterprise Agreement is available at https://www.health.act.gov.au/careers/come-and-work-us/enterprise-agreements

Health Professional benefits over and above remuneration include:

  • Generous leave provisions including 20 days of annual leave
  • Up to $12,000* in reimbursement of relocation expenses for permanent or long-term appointments with additional provisions for dependants
  • Access to financial and other supportive resources to enhance professional development

*Terms & Conditions Apply – refer to enterprise agreement for more details

Living and working in Canberra

Ranked as the world’s most liveable city, Canberra offers the ultimate work/life balance with access to world-class facilities, stunning natural surrounds, and great career opportunities. Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is situated inland between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne. It is a picturesque city, conveniently nestled alongside Australia’s highest alpine mountains and the South Eastern coastal region of New South Wales. This means that is the perfect city to base yourself so that you may be skiing some of the best alps in Australia within 2 hours or enjoying the pristine beaches of the South Coast within 90 minutes.

A move to Canberra means you have more time to do things you and your family enjoy.

To find out more about living in our wonderful city please visit https://canberra.com.au/live/

How to apply or want to know more?

All applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system and must include a copy of a current CV, and a response to the selection criteria in the duty statement under “what you require”.

If you would like to know more, please contact Hameda Lane on 02 5124 2203 or hameda.lane@act.gov.au

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