Job Vacancy:

Pharmacist Level 2/3 – Senior Rotational Pharmacist

Position: Permanent and temporary full-time and part-time
Job Code: Job Number: 01N5B
Employer: Canberra Health Services
Salary: $100,755 - $108,952
Closing application date: 30/06/2020

Job Description

Pharmacist Level 2/3 – Senior Rotational Pharmacist (Job Number: 01N5B)


Job Title: Senior Rotational Pharmacist
Classification: Pharmacist Level 3
Position Number: 26246, several
Annual Salary: $100,755 – $108,952
Branch: Medical Services
Section: Pharmacy Services
Vacancy Type: Permanent and temporary full-time and part-time
Closing Date: 30 June 2020
Contact Officer: Hameda Lane (02) 5124 2203

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.
  • Six 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.

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 eligible for registration) as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Able to demonstrate competency standards at the Consolidation Level for Advanced Pharmacy Practice.


  • Previous project management and/or research experience.
  • Publication/s within peer reviewed journals.
  • Current driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.


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.


Under the direction of the Lead Pharmacist and Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical), the Senior Rotational Pharmacist 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.

  • Under broad direction, and in conjunction with the Lead Pharmacist and Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical), provide highly specialised level clinical pharmacy services for a broad range of specialty areas in senior rotations, undertaking a clinical supervisory role for junior and intermediate rotational staff.
  • Provide education, training and professional supervision to other pharmacists, interns, students and technical and other support staff. In conjunction with the Lead Pharmacist provide education, training and mentorship to medical, nursing and other health professionals, and provide education to consumers and relevant stakeholders in their care.
  • Represent the pharmacy department through professional leadership to facilitate effective service provision and ensure safe and effective use of medicines. Proactively develop own knowledge and expertise to serve the functions of the role and the environment keeping abreast of emerging trends in pharmacy services.
  • Develop and contribute to practice based research, medication safety initiatives, accreditation activities, publications, policy and procedure review, strategic planning and service review, and quality improvement projects relevant to the specialty area.
  • Provide a range of pharmacy services on weekends, public holidays and after hours as rostered, including participating in an On-Call roster, and undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice, including working across multiple hospital sites.
  • Undertaking other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the section with 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 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 substantial experience across a range of clinical specialty areas with a high level of knowledge, skills and expertise, including medicine, surgery, women’s health, paediatrics, mental health, drug and alcohol, haematology/oncology, critical and emergency care and pharmacy operational areas.

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. Demonstrate experience in education, mentoring and training, clinical supervision and the ability to impart knowledge and skills to pharmacy staff in this area of specialty practice.

4. Demonstrated development, evaluation and maintenance of departmental improvement programs, policy and procedures, medication safety initiatives, research initiatives and accreditation activities.

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: 100,755.00 – 108,952.00
Closing Date: 30/Jun/2020, 11:59:00 PM

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Hameda Lane (02) 5124 2203