Job Vacancy:

Health Professional Level 1- Pre-Registration Pharmacist (2018 program) 

Position: Temporary Full-time
Job Code: 017XV, Position Number: 38816, Several
Employer: ACT Health Canberra Hospital and Health Services Clinical Support Services - (CHHS)
Salary: $57,941 - $73,823
Closing application date: 28/08/2017

Job Description

• The applicant will have been awarded an Australian entry level pharmacy degree by the end of 2017 AND will be eligible for provisional registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) AND be eligible to enrol in an Intern Training Program accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council prior to employment.
• Successful applicants will be expected to sit for their written AHPRA exams and oral AHPRA exams at the earliest scheduled session where they have met the practice hour requirements.
• This position is funded for the 2018 CHHS pre-registration training program. Pharmacists who are registered overseas (requiring sponsored positions or Australian Pharmacy Council Stream B applicants) or those registered as pharmacists already in Australia will not be considered eligible for this role.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011. Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health
• Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

This is a full-time temporary position available from 8 January 2018 until 8 February 2019. The successful applicant must be available to interview in person (due to the nature of the recruitment questions phone, skype or other non face to face interview options will not be possible for recruitment to this role).
This position is specifically created for pre-registration pharmacists who are completing their intern program to qualify for registration as a practising pharmacist. This position will be required to provide a range of pharmacy services on weekends and after hours as rostered. The hospital has multiple site locations and all staff are required to work at both The Canberra Hospital (TCH) and UCPH (University of Canberra Public Hospital) sites as rostered.

Duties: Under professional supervision pre-registration pharmacists will be expected to:

1. Attend and participate in the Canberra hospital pharmacy department pre-registration training program, the ACT Health Allied Health Graduate Program and the ACT Health Inter-professional graduate program.

2. Dispense medicines for inpatients, outpatient clients and for patients being discharged from the hospital and provide ward based clinical pharmacy services including individual patient medication reviews and interventions.

3. Counsel patients about their medications in order to optimize their therapeutic outcomes.

4. Provide basic medicines information to patients and health professionals.

5. Prepare non-sterile extemporaneous pharmaceuticals and complete theoretical training in aseptic dispensing.

6. Participate in ongoing professional development, continuing education and performance review.

7. Participate in the department quality improvement projects, educational programs and research activities.

8. Undertaking other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the section.

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.

1. Demonstrated understanding of a pharmacist’s role in hospital pharmacy practice including; entry level knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, and professional attributes sufficient to provide a clinical pharmacy service across a variety of clinical areas

2. Appropriate skills to enable effective communication with consumers and colleagues in a written and oral format

3. Professional interpersonal skills including the maintenance of a supportive work environment as well as the ability to consult, negotiate and problem solve effectively in the clinical environment.

4. Engagement in the profession of pharmacy and a commitment to continuous development and extension as a health professional.

5. 5. Demonstrate a commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

Additional information:

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.

The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.

Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.

ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

The pharmacy department sits in the Division of Clinical Support Services. Clinical Support Services provide a range of services that support the clinical divisions within Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS).

Overview of the work area and position

The Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) 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 direction of the Deputy Director of Pharmacy Support and Operations the pharmacy technicians will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centered service.

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”
An exciting development opportunity exists to work as a part of the team under direction from the Clinical Lead for education and training.

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Jessica Parker (02) 6244 3866