Intern Pharmacist

$72,260 - $83,418 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 24 May, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary

Closes: 24 June 2021
Classification: Pharmacist Level 1
Salary: $72,260 - $83,418 plus superannuation
Position No: 45091, several - 01VWW
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 24 May 2021
Contact Officer: James Wei on 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 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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

Canberra Health Services is seeking to recruit intern pharmacist positions for the 2022 intern year. It is anticipated that these positions will start in January 2022 for 12 months.

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 Directors of Pharmacy the intern pharmacists will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious, and patient centred 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”


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Strong organisational skills with a strong work ethic.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
  • Self-motivated and ability to demonstrate initiative.
  • Thrive in a busy and dynamic environment.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Relevant tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Pharmacy is required. The successful applicant should be:

  • Eligible for provisional registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Eligible to enrol in an Intern Training Program accredited by the Australia Pharmacy Council.
  • Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work, according to the departmental roster.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework,
  • Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Note: These are temporary positions available for 12 months with an expected commencement of January 2022. 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.

Job Closing Date

24 Jun, 2021