Senior Pharmacist- Oncology, Central Australia Region

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


Position available December 2024 to April 2025.

***Early, mid and late- career pharmacists encouraged to apply with or without Oncology experience. This position is well-supported to develop the right Pharmacist in the position.
The Oncology department for the Central Australia Region Health Service located at the Alice Springs Hospital, is looking for the next 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.

Oncology and/or haematology experience is desired, however for the right candidate complete training will be provided. Comprehensive MOSAIQ (Oncology software) training will be provided as well.
The Oncology clinical service provides a multi-disciplinary client centred approach to therapeutic intervention and support for individuals who require chemotherapy, non-cytotoxic and oncology services within the Central Australia region. Services include assessment, treatment and clinical interventions within a case management model to consumers of all ages in urban, rural and remote settings.

This position also has strong links to the local palliative care pharmacy service, providing a fantastic opportunity to upskill in the palliative care speciality as well.

How to Apply
Contact Angela Young, Director of Pharmacy on 08 89517571 or email Key duties, responsibilities, selection criteria and further information are available in the attached job description.

Additional Benefits
A comprehensive orientation, ongoing training 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 available for assistance with CPD. We have a strong commitment to professional development and will support the successful candidate to further their skills. - 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, Nephrology, Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency, Maternity and Obstetrics, Rehabilitation, Hospital in the Home, Palliative Care, Day Oncology, Mental Health, 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.
The Northern Territory is a great place to live and work, with a young, multi-cultural population, a rich culture, great schools and strong employment and real estate growth. You can ride your bike to work in under 10 minutes! No traffic jams or long commutes. You even have time to get a coffee before work! Read on for more information regarding life in Central Australia and if you would like to know what your summer could look like, click here! The Central Australian climate is desert, with hot summers and cool winters and supports a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. Spectacular natural attractions such as the MacDonnell ranges and the Larapinta Trail are on your back doorstep.
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