First listed on: 10 March 2018

Deputy Director of Pharmacy-Operations

Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Division of Clinical Services
Pharmacy Services

Health Professional Level 5

Salary Range: $118,319 - $133,197  (PN: 32120)

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 and Nursing Clinical Support.

Overview of the work area and position: The 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," Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services, the Deputy Director of Pharmacy Operations will work closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service. The responsibility of the Deputy Director of Pharmacy Services role is to provide high level leadership and management of the operations and support areas of Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) Pharmacy Department. This position works closely with the two other deputies and will assume the responsibilities of the Director of Pharmacy when required. It also includes a range of pharmacy services on weekends and after hours as rostered.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: 
Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Pharmacy and eligibility for membership of the Pharmacy Board of Australia; be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a current driver's licence.
Desirable: Postgraduate qualifications (or equivalent) in Clinical Pharmacy, Management, Education or Research; extensive experience working in hospital pharmacy setting; publication/s within peer reviewed journals. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check; be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011; comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Notes: This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension.

Contact Officer: Stuart Margison (02) 6244 2121

For further information, please visit Req: 01BYE

Applications Close: 15 March 2018

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