19647, several - 01LR2


Specialist Pharmacist
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 30 June 2020

Classification: Pharmacist Level 2/3
Salary: $100,755 - $106,178 (up to $108,952 on achieving personal upgrade)
Position No: 19647, several - 01LR2
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 01 November 2019
Contact Officer: Hameda Lane on hameda.lane@act.gov.au or (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

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased 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 and Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position

The Office of the Executive Director of Medical Services (EDMS) 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 supports flexible working arrangements in accordance with the ACT Public Sector Health Professional Enterprise Agreement, supporting both full-time and part-time work to promote a positive work-life balance. Funding opportunities are accessible, through application, to support learning, development and the advancement of knowledge and skills to support practice and career progression.

The department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services. Work is underway to plan a new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre which will transform the acute services delivered at the Canberra Hospital in the near future. This new centre will deliver additional Emergency Department treatment spaces, theatres, additional intensive care unit (ICU) beds, as well as including new paediatric ICU beds.

As a highly skilled and experienced clinical pharmacist in a defined area of practice the pharmacist will work within a multidisciplinary team to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service to patients. This will include working under the broad direction of the Lead Pharmacists and Deputy Directors of Pharmacy, and closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver the service. As the department redesigns the clinical pharmacy service to optimise patient care, opportunities are available across a range of clinical areas within medicine, surgery, women’s, youth and children, mental health, rehabilitation and aged care, and emergency and critical care, depending on the experience and expertise of the pharmacist. Pharmacists that are able to demonstrate skills and experience in a specific field at the level required will provide a clinical service to that specific clinical area and will be supported to advance their skills and expertise in that area.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Mandatory:

*Be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
*Able to demonstrate practice at the Consolidation Level for Advanced Pharmacy Practice.

Highly Desirable:

*The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.
*Membership linked to area of specialty.
*Publication in peer reviewed journals.

Prior to commencement successful candidates may be required to:

*Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
*Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
*Comply with ACT Health credentialing for Allied Health professionals.
*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.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services