Lead Pharmacist - Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services

$121,747 - $131,067 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 20 Jun, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Pharmacist Level 4
Salary: $121,747 - $131,067 plus superannuation
Position No: 26207 - 023OU
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 17 June 2022
Contact Officer: Hameda Lane on Hameda.Lane@act.gov.au or 02 5124 2203

Details: The Pharmacy Department at Canberra Health Services is looking for a talented, dynamic and highly motivated individual to fulfill this role. The department is progressive and forward thinking, optimising the use of technology, and looking to progress extended scope roles for pharmacists and technicians across key areas of the organisation. The department already runs a successful SHPA accredited residency program and has an excellent intern training program. The post holder will be joining at an exciting time where the department will be introducing advanced training residencies and implementing partnered pharmacist medication charting at Canberra Health Services.

Construction of a new clinical services building is currently underway to modernise and enhance care for the population across the Territory. The expansion includes a new emergency, surgical and critical healthcare facility at the existing hospital campus.

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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

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.

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 particularly 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 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).
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research, or experience deemed equivalent (preferably supported by the development of an Advance Pharmacist Practice Portfolio).
  • Able to demonstrate competency standards at the Consolidation Level of the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework for Australia within the metal health area as a minimum.
  • The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.
  • Membership of a professional organisation linked to the area of specialty (e.g. SHPA Mental Health Specialty Practice or Leadership Group, UK College of Mental Health Pharmacy)
  • Research experience and/or publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Project management, leadership and management experience.
  • Current Driver’s license

Highly Desirable

The successful applicant will need to:

  • Be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work, including on call, working across hospital sites as necessary.
  • Have an understanding of how the National 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.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.

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Job Closing Date

18 Jul, 2022