Job Vacancy:

Pharmacist Level 2/3 – Rotational Pharmacists

Position: Perm, full time, temporary and part time options
Job Code: 01MWX
Employer: Canberra Health Services
Salary: $77,356 - $93,488
Closing application date: 01/07/2020

Job Description

Pharmacist Level 2/3 – Rotational Pharmacists (Job Number: 01MWX)


Job Title: Rotational Pharmacist
Classification: Pharmacist Level 2
Position Number: 32148, several
Annual Salary: $77,356 – $93,488
Branch: Pharmacy – TCH
Section: Pharmacy
Vacancy Type: Permanent, Full-time and Part-time hours available
Closing Date: 1 July 2020
Contact Officer: Hameda Lane (02) 5124 2121

Canberra Health Services

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.
  • 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 and 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. The department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services.

The pharmacy team charter is “Our competent and professional team will provide a contemporary and forward thinking pharmacy service that gives the best patient focused care possible and is valued by the ACT health community”.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Post-registration experience of working within the hospital pharmacy setting.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post-qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.

Highly Desirable:

  • The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.
  • Completion of the SHPA Foundation Residency Program
  • Current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates may be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) ACT 2011.
  • 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 offer of employment being made.
  • Provide a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Note: There are several temporary and permanent positions available within the pharmacy. Full time and part time hours will be considered and the full time salary noted above will be paid pro rata. Please submit your application at your earliest convenience. For an informal chat or for further information about the position please don’t hesitate to contact the Contact Officer. This position could involve working across multiple CHS sites.


The department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services.

Under the broad direction of the Lead Pharmacists and Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical), the Rotational Pharmacists will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service. The responsibility of this position is to provide clinical and operational pharmacy services across CHS which may include 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 during business hours and after hours, including on call.

  • Dispense medicines for inpatients, outpatients and for patients being discharged from the hospital services, including off campus facilities, and provide clinical pharmacy services including individual patient medication reviews and interventions.
  • Counsel patients about their medications, optimising therapeutic outcomes.
  • Provide medicines information to patients and health professionals.
  • Provide supervision to interns, pharmacy staff, and students.
  • Provide pharmacy services on weekends and after hours as rostered, including across hospital sites.
  • Participate in the department quality improvement projects, educational programs and research activities.
  • Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high quality person and family centered, safe and high quality patient care.

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 intermediate level of knowledge, expertise and skill appropriate 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. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’s 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.

Job: Allied Health

Salary Range: 77,356.00 – 93,488.00

Contact Name: Hameda Lane

Contact Email:

Closing Date: 01/Jul/2020, 12:59:00 AM

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Hameda Lane 02 5124 2121