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Casual Pharmacist - Correctional Health

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description

Position Title: Casual Pharmacist - Correctional Health
Employment Type: Casual
Hours per week: Up to 38 (Monday to Sunday including public holidays)
Position Grade: Pharmacist Grade 1/2
Salary: $35.81184 to $53.81 per hour plus additional additional environmental allowance

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Department Name: St Vincent's Correctional Health

Location: Parklea Correctional Complex

St Vincent’s is contracted by leading service providers MTC Broadspectrum to deliver health services to Parklea Correctional Centre – a major Sydney prison with capacity for 1,816 male inmates.

The provision of healthcare is a vital part of an inmate’s life. We’ve established St Vincent’s Correctional Health Services because of the unique difference corrective health professionals can make.

In 1838, when the Sisters of Charity who founded St Vincent’s arrived in Sydney from Ireland, they immediately went to the Parramatta Female Factory, where they made an important difference to the lives of hundreds of women convicts there. Similarly today, St Vincent’s Correctional Health aims to make a major difference by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to inmates at Parklea Correctional Complex.

St Vincent’s has an excellent track record in running health services and we are currently offering exciting opportunities to work within our Correctional Health team. With a major focus on professional development, we offer an array of employee benefits as well as the opportunity to develop a diverse array of skills to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.

Position Summary

A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Casual Pharmacist Grade1/2 with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to work in coordination with the clinical teams delivering treatment to patients of the Parklea Correctional Complex with a range of health conditions including, mental health, opioid treatment program, infectious disease, alcohol and other drugs and chronic health conditions.

As Pharmacist you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on an individual and the community. You will serve as a critical link to identifying the health care needs of the individual patient and promote health and wellbeing.

The successful applicant(s) must be available to pick up shifts at short notice and be available to work Monday to Sunday including public holidays.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

Applicant will be required to obtain a Corrective Service Clearance NSW to be able to take up this role.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

What We Offer

  • Free onsite parking
  • Additional environmental allowance of $1.5 per hour
  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

Application Instructions

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria
  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Pharmacy qualifications conferred by tertiary education institutions e.g. Bachelor of Pharmacy with full Pharmacist registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with no restrictions on scope of practice.
  • Experience in the provision of clinical pharmacy services.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and a diverse range of health care providers.
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team and have the skills to build and maintain cooperative relationships
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilise information technology systems within a variety of applications.
  • Experience in hospital pharmacy service or within correctional health will be regarded favourably.

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Please ensure you review these instructions as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Review The Following Documents

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Job Demands Checklist

JR115168_SVCH Pharmacist Level 1_2 Position Description.pdf

JR115168_How to upload and address the selection criteria.pdf

JR115168_St Vincent s Correctional Health - Code of Conduct.PDF

Contact Details

Senior Pharmacist, Caroline Basaly, 96769136, caroline.basaly@svha.org.au

Closing Date

Alternate Contact:

16 February 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan

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Code Of Conduct

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Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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