Lead Aseptic and Production Pharmacist
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 21 June 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Salary: $104,630 - $112,626
Position No: 29898
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 June 2019
Contact Officer: Daniel Lalor on daniel.lalor@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2121

About us
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based 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.
  • Three 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, administration staff and a Clinical Nurse Educator. The department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services.
Under the broad direction of the Director and Deputy Directors of Pharmacy, the Lead for Aseptic and Production Services will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Appropriate Pharmacist qualifications and eligibility for registration as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research or extensive clinical pharmacy experience deemed equivalent
  • The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.
Prior to commencement successful candidates may be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Comply with CHS 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. 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 appointment being made.
It is expected that this position will have a 0.5 FTE load working within one of the pharmacy production units, with the other listed duties making up the remaining 0.5 FTE.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services