Senior Pharmacist- Mental Health, Central Australia Region

Department of Health NT
June 20, 2024
Job Type
Position description
State or territory


*** Early, mid and late-career pharmacists encouraged to apply.  Support will be provided for the right Pharmacist wishing to develop in this clinical area.

The Mental Health Central Australia Region Health Service is looking for a Specialist Pharmacist to provide a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service to ensure that all pharmacy services provided are of the highest ethical and professional standards consistent with departmental and local policies. The Mental Health Central Australia Region Health Service is a specialist clinical service that provides a multi-disciplinary client centred approach to therapeutic intervention and support for individuals experiencing mental illness or mental health problems in Central Australia. Services include assessment, treatment and clinical interventions within a case management model to consumers of all ages in urban, rural and remote settings.

Previous specialty experience in Mental Health is desired, however for the right candidate support and opportunity for training and development will be available.

How to Apply
Apply via the NTG Jobs Website listed or for further information please don't hesitate to contact Angela Young on 08 89517571 or Key duties, responsibilities, selection criteria and further information are available in the attached job description.

Additional Benefits
A comprehensive orientation and handover will be provided. Support from the senior pharmacist team will be provided throughout your orientation period and beyond. - Hours of work are 8am to 4.21pm Monday to Friday (1 hour lunch). - Up to $2,000 reimbursement for costs incurred for relocating to Alice Springs. - SIX weeks of paid annual recreation leave, plus leave loading. - Salary sacrifice of up to $9,005 is available. Additional salary sacrifice can be accessed through car leases and meals. - Professional Development Allowance up to $660 per full year of service, for assistance with CPD. - On-site accommodation may be available for a nominal rent, subject to availability. - Access to full/partial government scholarships for post-graduate studies and other work-related courses. - Paid study leave days available after 6 months of service. - Pharmacists working in Alice Springs are eligible for the 7CPA funding to support costs associated with travel and accommodation to attend professional development activities.

Promotional Information
Alice Springs Hospital (ASH) has over 200 beds and is the sole hospital in Central Australia with a catchment area of 1.6 million square kilometres. The hospital has links with multiple Australian Pharmacy Schools and is a teaching centre for Flinders Medical School. Areas of speciality include Indigenous health, Renal, Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency, Maternity and Obstetrics, Rehabilitation, Hospital in the Home, Palliative Care, Day Oncology, Mental Health, and General Medical, Surgical and Paediatric areas.
The pharmacy is a modern and progressive department which employs 19 pharmacists, 1 intern pharmacist and 10 pharmacy technicians. Services provided include ward based clinical and drug information services to Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Hospitals, as well as in-patient and out-patient dispensing, and non-sterile manufacturing. The regional pharmacy provides medicines and advice to remote health clinics in the NT, WA, SA and QLD border.  ASH Pharmacy is an accredited SHPA Foundation Residency Program site and currently supports 3 Resident positions. We have a strong commitment to professional development and will support the successful candidate to further their skills.
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