Chief Pharmacist

$166,614 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 09 May, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 20 May 2022

Classification: Pharmacist Level 6
Salary: $166,614 plus superannuation
Position No: 27948
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 May 2022
Contact Officer: Victor Martin on or (02) 5124 9262

Details: ACT Health is seeking a dynamic policy and medicines professional to fill the role of the Chief Pharmacist for the ACT. Under limited direction, the Chief Pharmacist undertakes high-level project, program and policy development and leads the Pharmaceutical Services Section of the Health Protection Service. The Chief Pharmacist provides advice to the Chief Health Officer and the Executive on medicines and poisons policy matters and responds to emerging and novel policy issues.

The Pharmaceutical Services Section has statutory and non-statutory responsibilities to promote the safe use of medicines in the ACT community, administers Canberra Script, a clinical tool which provides real-time monitored medicines prescription information for prescribers and pharmacists, to support safer clinical decision making and reduce harm and preventable deaths in the ACT community, issuing of licences and conducting inspections of premises that deal with medicines and poisons in the ACT and acts as the Territory Recall Coordinator for TGA recalled medicines and medical devices.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: To hold this position you must be registered or have applied for registration as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Notes: This is a temporary position available for 11 months with the possibility of permanency.

How to Apply: Please provide a written response addressing the Selection Criteria, with an updated curriculum vitae.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

20 May, 2022