Health Professional Level 3-Electronic Medication Management Support Pharmacist

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (AU)
$87,257 - $91,942 AUD (up to $96,502 AUD on achieving a personal upgrade)
30 Oct 2018
29 Nov 2018
Job Number: 01G37
Pharmacy sector
Job Type

 Health Professional Level 3-Electronic Medication Management Support Pharmacist 

Job Number:  01G37   Description   Job Title: Electronic Medication Management Support Pharmacist
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Annual Salary: $87,257 - $91,942 AUD (up to $96,502  AUD on achieving a personal upgrade)
Branch: Clinical and Diagnostic Services
Section: Pharmacy
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time
Position Number: 19647
Closing Date: 29 November 2018
Contact Officer: Stuart Margison (02) 5124 2121  

About Us

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 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.

The Clinical Support Services (CSS) division provides support services across the clinical divisions within Canberra Hospital and Healthcare Services. CSS encompasses a mix of disciplines, including:
• Pharmacy.
• Biomedical Engineering.
• Clinical Records Service.
• Medical Physics and Radiation Engineering.
• Nursing Clinical Support

Overview of the work area and position

The Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) 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 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”
In close collaboration with the Medications Systems Team within Digital Solutions Division and with oversight from the Deputy Director of Pharmacy (QUM, Research and Education), the Clinical Information Systems Pharmacist and the Medications Systems Team Manager, the EMM Support Pharmacist works to support and improve the use of electronic medication management systems as well as driving clinical quality and safety improvement initiatives in response to data derived from electronic systems.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

• Postgraduate qualifications (or equivalent) in Clinical Pharmacy, Health Informatics or Management
• Practical experience in the management of health and/or pharmacy IT systems.
• Publication/s within peer reviewed journals.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health.
• Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).


1. Use clinical and subject matter expertise to assist the Medication Systems Team to maintain an accurate drug database in the electronic medication management system, configure the system to support safe medicine use and provide input into the assessment of change requests and enact approved requests in order to enhance existing functionality or correct system flaws.


2. Contribute to the development, testing and maintenance of clinical decision support functions, including but not limited to Rules, Dose Ranges, Quick lists, Protocols and Interactions.


3. Contribute to the training and development of staff who will use the electronic medication management system by supplying content for training material and assisting in the training of Pharmacy staff.


4. Prepare data derived from reporting and from the use of electronic medication management systems for analysis, and undertake these analyses when appropriate.


5. Liaise with, contribute or respond to relevant committees associated with electronic medication management systems as required.


6. Contribute to the maintenance of policies associated with the electronic medication management system in order to support the quality and safe use of medications.


7. Partake in rostered shift work for the department, including potential of working weekends or public holidays.


8. Undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Demonstrates understanding of the application of information technology to enhance the safety, quality and efficiency of medicines use including demonstrated experience in change management and project implementation.


2. Has knowledge and understanding of the principles, structures and processes underpinning medicines use systems and how these systems can be supported and enhanced through the application of information technology.


3. Demonstrates high level interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult, negotiate and influence health professionals, patients and their carers.


4. Demonstrates analytical skills, with the capacity to undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis of data obtained from a number of sources.


5. Demonstrate a commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

How To Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to  

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above. 


  Job : Allied Health   Salary Range : 87,257.00 - 91,942.00 AUD   Contact Name : Stuart Margison   Contact Email: : or


  Closing Date : 29/Nov/2018, 11:59:00 PM