28945, several - 01MWW


Lead Pharmacist
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 02 December 2019

Classification: Pharmacist Level 4
Salary: $112,334 - $120,933
Position No: 28945, several - 01MWW
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 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
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, 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.
The responsibility of this position is to provide leadership, management, and coordination of the clinical pharmacy services to a defined clinical directorate area, in accordance with the skills and experience of the individual. This position includes advanced clinical, education, research and quality improvement roles. As a highly skilled and experienced clinical pharmacist in a defined area of practice the Lead 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 Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical), 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 directorate areas such as medicine, surgery, mental health, justice health and alcohol and drug services, as well as emergency and critical care.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
Mandatory
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Able to demonstrate competency standards at the Consolidation Level for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, including postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research, or extensive experience deemed equivalent.
  • Significant experience of working within a defined clinical specialty area.
Highly Desirable:
  • The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.
  • Membership linked to area of specialty.
  • Research experience and/or publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • 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 CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health. If practising clinically (providing direct clinical care to patients or supervising staff providing direct clinical care to patients) as an allied health professional in any capacity at any time in CHS facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any offer of employment being made.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services