34945, several - 01PN8

PH1 (Pre-registration) Pharmacist
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 18 June 2020

Classification: Pharmacist Level 1
Salary: $70,347 - $81,211 plus superannuation
Position No: 34945, several - 01PN8
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 May 2020
Contact Officer: Jessica Barnard on Jessica.M.Barnard@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 7949

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 focused 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.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • 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, 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 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. Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Pharmacy Support and Operations the pharmacy technicians will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centered service.

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”.

Under the direction and guidance from the Clinical Lead for Education and Training, the Intern Pharmacist role is primarily responsible for the provision of a range of pharmacy services, on weekends and after hours as rostered. The hospital has multiple site locations and all Pharmacy staff are required to work at both The Canberra Hospital (TCH) and UCPH (University of Canberra Public Hospital) sites as rostered.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Pharmacy.
  • Eligible for provisional registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) by Jan 2021.
  • Eligible to enrol in an Intern Training Program accredited by the Australia Pharmacy Council in 2021.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

Note: These are temporary position’s available for period of 12 months. Successful applicants will be expected to sit for their written AHPRA exams and oral AHPRA exams at the earliest scheduled session where they have met the practice hour requirements.

How to Apply

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These are temporary position’s available for period of 12 months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services