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  Auckland

Lead Pharmacist – Medicines Management
Auckland District Health Board

 

ADHB Pharmacy Department is looking for a Lead Pharmacist – Medicines Management. Are you are a super organised, clinical gun who’d like to flex your professional, communication and change management skills and try something new? Perhaps you are a pharmacist who would like to retain a clinical portfolio but prepare for the next step in your career? The role of Lead Pharmacist – Medicines Management represents the pharmacy department both organisationally and externally (e.g. with PHARMAC, other DHBs etc). As such, the role has broad organisational scope, requires high-level clinical decision making and sound change management skills.

 

At its essence, the Lead Pharmacist for Medicines Management is a clinical risk specialist. Responsible for coordinating DHB responses to PHARMAC consultations and tenders as well as clinically advising regarding rapid assessments, unlicensed, off-label and compassionate use applications - you’re going to need advanced clinical decision making skills, the ability to say ‘no’ and to juggle unpredictable workloads.  As implementation coordinator for new drugs / clinical changes as well as secretary to the Hospital Medicines Committee, you’re going to need to be naturally engaged and collaborative, be organised and have a high work rate. A natural teacher and improvement specialist you will be the ‘go to’ person for queries regarding PHARMAC, schedule rules, and medicines funding and will be committed improving the departmental knowledge base around these aspects of practice.

 

You’ll get the opportunity to influence service design and integrate sound medicines management culture into ADHB. You will be able to work autonomously, at a high level, developing your managerial and leadership skills.

 If you are interested we would like to hear from you. For an informal confidential chat, please contact Joanne Beachman, Clinical Lead Pharmacist on 020 4770 790

 The successful applicant must be registered (or eligible for registration) with the Pharmacy Council of NZ.

Please apply online at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and quote job reference number CEN09357 to attach your CV and covering letter.

For assistance with your online application, please contact Vickie Shakur, Recruitment Consultant VickieS@adhb.govt.nz

 

Applications close: Tuesday 14th November 2018

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

 

 

HBDHB new 

Pharmacy Technician  / Senior Pharmacy Technician

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

  • Part-time, fixed-term for 12 months (maternity leave cover)
  • 64 hours per fortnight

We are seeking a Pharmacy Technician or Senior Pharmacy Technician for Hawke's Bay who shares our values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira - Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care.

Ideally you'll have significant past experience as a Pharmacy Technician, however, less-experienced candidates may be considered and are encouraged to apply.

You'll be responsible for providing technician support to the pharmacy service, including but not limited to:

  • ordering and receipting of medicines
  • dispensing medicines to hospital inpatients
  • maintaining medicine supply to hospital wards.

The Department is committed to continuing professional development and the provision of opportunities for further study. Our District Health Board is large enough to provide variety and depth of work experience, with good support and supervision, yet small enough to be a friendly team with good social interaction.

Hawke's Bay is recognised as the Art Deco centre of the world, renowned for its sun-drenched climate, fine wines, food and music, and offers a lifestyle second to none.

For further information on this position please contact Tania Arnold, Dispensary Coordinator ph 06 878 8109 ext 2568,or email tania.arnold@hbdhb.govt.nz

Or

Daniel Bernal,Chief Pharmacist ph 06 878 8109 ext 2565 or email daniel.bernal@hbdhb.govt.nz

Closing Date: 18 Nov 2018

 

 

ACT Canberra Health 

Health Professional Level 3-Electronic Medication Management Support Pharmacist (Job Number: 01G37) 

Description

Job Title: Electronic Medication Management Support Pharmacist

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Annual Salary: $87,257 - $91,942 AUD (up to $96,502 AUD on achieving a personal upgrade)
Branch: Clinical and Diagnostic Services
Section: Pharmacy
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time
Position Number: 19647
Closing Date: 29 November 2018
Contact Officer: Stuart Margison (02) 5124 2121 stuart.margison@act.gov.au  

About Us

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.
• Nursing Clinical Support

Overview of the work area and position

The Canberra Hospital and Health Services (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”
In close collaboration with the Medications Systems Team within Digital Solutions Division and with oversight from the Deputy Director of Pharmacy (QUM, Research and Education), the Clinical Information Systems Pharmacist and the Medications Systems Team Manager, the EMM Support Pharmacist works to support and improve the use of electronic medication management systems as well as driving clinical quality and safety improvement initiatives in response to data derived from electronic systems.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Mandatory:
• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Desirable:
• Postgraduate qualifications (or equivalent) in Clinical Pharmacy, Health Informatics or Management
• Practical experience in the management of health and/or pharmacy IT systems.
• Publication/s within peer reviewed journals.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health.
• Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Duties

1. Use clinical and subject matter expertise to assist the Medication Systems Team to maintain an accurate drug database in the electronic medication management system, configure the system to support safe medicine use and provide input into the assessment of change requests and enact approved requests in order to enhance existing functionality or correct system flaws. 


2. Contribute to the development, testing and maintenance of clinical decision support functions, including but not limited to Rules, Dose Ranges, Quick lists, Protocols and Interactions. 


3. Contribute to the training and development of staff who will use the electronic medication management system by supplying content for training material and assisting in the training of Pharmacy staff. 


4. Prepare data derived from reporting and from the use of electronic medication management systems for analysis, and undertake these analyses when appropriate. 


5. Liaise with, contribute or respond to relevant committees associated with electronic medication management systems as required. 

 

6. Contribute to the maintenance of policies associated with the electronic medication management system in order to support the quality and safe use of medications.

7. Partake in rostered shift work for the department, including potential of working weekends or public holidays.

8. Undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Demonstrates understanding of the application of information technology to enhance the safety, quality and efficiency of medicines use including demonstrated experience in change management and project implementation.

2. Has knowledge and understanding of the principles, structures and processes underpinning medicines use systems and how these systems can be supported and enhanced through the application of information technology.

3. Demonstrates high level interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult, negotiate and influence health professionals, patients and their carers.

4. Demonstrates analytical skills, with the capacity to undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis of data obtained from a number of sources.

5. Demonstrate a commitment to work, health and safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity. 

How To Apply 

 


To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply.  

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.
 
Job
: Allied Health
Salary Range
: 87,257.00 - 91,942.00
Contact Name
 : Stuart Margison
Contact Email
: stuart.margison@act.gov.au

 Closing Date:   : 29 Nov 2018, 11:59:00 PM

 

 

 

 Biomed

CAPS Pharmaceutical Compounding Unit Manager

 Management Responsibilities

  • Directly responsible for managing and coordinating all activities of the CAPS team
  • Responsible for ensuring and enforcing compliance with cGMPs, site-specific policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for the succession planning and in-depth cross-functional training  of non sterile and aseptic techniques of all members in the CAPS team
  • Liaise with the clinical teams at customer hospitals to clarify patients' requirements regarding compounded/non-compounded products and prescription issues, including formulation queries.
  • Provide a professional clinical support service to external and internal customers.
  • Responsible for budget and reporting requirements of the CAPS team
  • Responsible for managing operational, organisational levers and interdependencies to maximise profitability while maintaining quality and safety
  • Responsible for meeting all productivity targets and output requirements to service customers with product on time
  •  Responsible for investigating deviations by team members in accordance with the quality system to identify and minimise root causes and implement corrective actions.

To be considered for this role you will need...

  • Proven experience in leading successful teams 
  • 5 years – in pharmaceutical compounding in a hospital pharmacy or pharmaceutical sterile compounding unit or Pharma.     
  • Sound knowledge of current legislative cGMP compliance
  • Excellent communication in written and oral
  • Resiliance in what can be a "pressure cooker" environment
  • Desire to continuously improve business performance
  • Driven and highly motivated
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Planning proficiency
  • Flexible in approach – able to think 'outside of the box' in developing proactive solutions for resolving issues or for continual improvement.
  • Bachelor's Degree - BSc  or  B Pharmacy degree (4 years)     

This is a fast paced environment and not for the faint hearted. If you are looking for an exciting challenge and can meet the above criteria then  we would welcome your application which can be sent to the email below. You can also  check us out at www.biomedltd.co.nz    hr@biomedltd.co.nz

Applications close 04/12/2018

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

 

 

BERMUDA

Clinical Pharmacists   

Outstanding opportunity.  The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has two vacancies for Clinical Pharmacists

The BHB is a government health authority operating the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, a 400-bed general hospital and the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, an 82-bed psychiatric facility, as well as the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre, and various other community and outpatient services. 

Key benefits/features: 

  • Base starting salary for a Clinical Pharmacist is US$113,667 (circa NZ$170,00o)

  • 6% employment tax rate

  • 35-hour week

  • Registration and work permit arranged

  • Relocation grant (US$3000)

  • Relatively quick processing time

  • Attractive location (lifestyle and professionally) 

Bermuda comprises a series of small sub-tropical islands, with a population of just 65,000.    

 

The minimum requirement is two years’ FTE experience as a Clinical Pharmacist in a hospital setting.   

 

Applications open until the positions are filled.  To apply please contact and forward CV to:

 Nurses Society of New Zealand / NSNZ Recruitment 

+64 9 360 3990 or 0800Nurse1 

 

director@nursessociety.org.nz   

 

  NSNZ Recruitment is the nursing and medical recruitment arm of the Nurses Society.   The Nurses Society is a not-for-profit body providing representation and other services to nurses.