24088 - 01MP0


Lead Pharmacist Cancer Services
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 02 December 2019

Classification: Lead Pharmacist Cancer Services
Salary: $112,334 - $120,933
Position No: 24088 - 01MP0
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 01 November 2019
Contact Officer: Hameda Lane on hameda.lane@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2121


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‚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.
  • Seven 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 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 department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services. Under the broad direction of the Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical), the Lead Pharmacist for Cancer Services 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 leadership, management, and coordination of the clinical pharmacy services to the Cancer Services provided through Canberra Health Services including the Canberra Region Cancer Centre and The Canberra Hospital. This position will also include advanced clinical, education, research and quality improvement roles.  This will be done in alignment with the SHPA Standard of Practice in Oncology and Haematology for Pharmacy Services. The position holder will also integrate into the CHS Pharmacy team and will provide a range of pharmacy services on weekends, after hours and public holidays as rostered, including on call. 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 be eligible for registration) as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research, or experience deemed equivalent (preferably supported by the development of an Advance Pharmacist Practice Portfolio).
  • Significant experience of working within the area of haematology/oncology.

Highly Desirable:

  • The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.
  • Membership of a professional organisation linked to the area of specialty (e.g. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), ISOP, HOPA etc)
  • Research experience and/or publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Project management and management experience.
  • Current Driver’s licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates may be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.

Note: This position may involve working across multiple Canberra Health Services sites.

How to Apply

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services