Pharmacist Level 2/3 – Oncology and Haematology Pharmacist

ACT Health
July 27, 2020
Canberra, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Pharmacist Level 2/3 - Oncology and Haematology Pharmacist (Job Number: 01QGS)

Job Title: Oncology and Haematology Pharmacist
Classification: Pharmacist Level 2/3
Position Number: 33533
Annual Salary: $79,458 - $109,064 (up to $111,914 on achieving personal upgrade)
Branch: Pharmacy
Section: Pharmacy Services
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 7 August 2020
Contact Officer: Hameda Lane (02) 5124 2203


Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

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.
• Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
• Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
• Seven 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, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position
The Pharmacy sits within the Office of the Executive Director 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.

Under the broad direction of the Deputy Directors of Pharmacy and Senior Oncology Clinical and Operational Pharmacists, the pharmacist will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians, pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners, to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service. The responsibility of this position is to provide clinical and operational pharmacy services across CHS within the oncology and haematology clinical and operational areas and may include pharmacist support to off-site facilities. The position holder will also integrate into the CHS Pharmacy team and will provide a range of pharmacy services on a rostered basis.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

• Be registered as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Post-registration experience of working within the hospital pharmacy setting sufficient to meet the requirements of this role.
• The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.
• Hold a current driver’s license
• Completion of the SHPA Foundation Residency Program or portfolio and referee evidence that supports a foundational to consolidation level of pharmacist competence in general clinical and operational areas.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
• Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health. 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 CHS facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.
• Provide a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

• Undertake clinical and operational pharmacist duties, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred care that is safe and evidence based.
• Dispense medicines for inpatients, outpatients and for patients being discharged from the hospital services and provide clinical pharmacy services such as individual patient medication reviews and interventions.
• Counsel patients about their medications, in order to permit patients to achieve better understanding, acceptance of and concordance with their medication regimens; to optimise patients’ therapeutic outcomes.
• Participate in the oncology and haematology pharmacy quality improvement projects, educational programs, sterile manufacturing and research activities.
• Provide pharmacy services on weekends and after hours (on-call), including across hospital sites as rostered.
• Provide supervision to interns, pharmacy technicians, and students.
• 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
These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae 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 intermediate level of knowledge, expertise and skills, sufficient to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in a tertiary hospital setting across a variety of clinical specialties.
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 commitment to building and maintaining effective working relationships, and the maintenance of a supportive work environment.
4. Demonstrated ability to provide professional supervision to graduates, students and support staff and a commitment to continuing professional development.
5. Demonstrate a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Services values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

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.




: Allied Health

Salary Range

: 79,458.00 - 111,914.00

Contact Name

: Hameda Lane

Contact Email


Closing Date

: 07/Aug/2020, 11:59:00 PM 

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