Emergency and Acute Medicine Pharmacist

$81,618 - $114,956 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 09 Nov, 2021
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Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 09 December 2021
Classification: Pharmacist Level 2/3
Salary: $81,618 - $112,028 (up to $114,956 on achieving personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 26227, several - 01YUU
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 November 2021
Contact Officer: Hameda Lane on hameda.lane@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2203

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

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.

POSITION OVERVIEW
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: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

The Pharmacy sits within the Division 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 Canberra Health Services (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.

The Emergency and Acute Medicine Pharmacist will work within the Emergency Department and Medical Team, to promote quality use of medicines that is safe and cost-effective within Canberra Health Services (CHS). The position holder will provide clinical input under the supervision of the Lead Pharmacist.

The position holder will integrate into the CHS Pharmacy team and will provide a range of pharmacy services on a rostered basis.

ABOUT YOU
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 encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Passion for learning and contributing to great healthcare, so as to achieve the best patient care outcomes possible, with the patient's goals and objectives in mind
  2. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of personal drive and integrity
  3. Developed or emerging leadership skills and motivation with the ability to participate in the department's quality improvement projects, educational programs and research activities

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Be registered or eligible for registration as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Experience of working professionally as a registered pharmacist in an Australian hospital environmentis essential (or in a country where reciprocal arrangements apply with the Australian Pharmaceutical Council Competency Stream Skills Assessment method).

The successful applicant will be appointed to the relevant level 2 or 3 pharmacist position increment based on their qualifications and experience in line with the following criteria:

  • For a level 2 pharmacist position increment – minimum of 2 years’ full time equivalent experience as a registered pharmacist in a hospital setting (as previously defined) and able to demonstrate competency against the National Standards for Advanced Pharmacy Practice at the Transition Level.
  • For a level 3 pharmacist position increment – minimum of 4 years’ full time equivalent experience as a registered pharmacist in a hospital setting (as previously defined) and able to demonstrate competency against the National Standards for Advanced Pharmacy Practice at the Consolidation Level, which may include a post graduate qualification at diploma level or above.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for shift work, including on call and occasional weekends, working across hospital sites as necessary.
  • Have an understanding of how theNational Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to 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:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • 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.

Job Closing Date

09 Dec, 2021