Pharmacist in Charge - University of Canberra Public Hospital

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (AU)
AUD$100,462 - $108,140
09 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017
Pharmacy sector
Job Type
Specialist area
Government and policy

Canberra Hospital and Health Services

Clinical Support Service

Pharmacy - TCH


Health Professional Level 4

Salary Range: $100,462 - $108,140 (PN: 26228)

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH) is a purpose built rehabilitation hospital with approximately 120 beds (rehab and mental health rehab), and a number of day programs. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

Overview of the work area and position: The pharmacy department sits in the Division of Clinical Support Services.  The following areas are included in the division: Pharmacy; Biomedical Engineering; Medical Physics and Radiation Engineering; Nursing Operational Support; Clinical Records and Billing and Revenue. CHHS Pharmacy Department has a dynamic, talented team of approximately 100 staff, including: pharmacists, technicians and administration staff. The UCPH Pharmacy falls under the umbrella of CHHS Pharmacy Department. The UCPH Pharmacy Department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and day patients, utilising a supported self-managed medication model of care. The UCPH Pharmacy Department has approximately 10 staff.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Be registered (or eligible to be registered) as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Masters level postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research or working towards with extensive clinical pharmacy experience deemed equivalent. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to: undergo a pre-employment Police check; be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011, work across multiply CHHS locations; comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals and comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy. SHPA membership; membership linked to area of speciality; publication in peer review journals; project management and/or research experience and seven years experience working in hospital pharmacy is highly desirable. 

Contact Officer: Stuart Margison (02) 6244 2120

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Applications Close: 30 November 2017