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Pharmacy Technician/assistant - Correctional Health

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description

Position Title: Pharmacy Assistant/Technician - Correctional Health

Employment Type: Maximum Full Time up to March 2026

Hours per week: Up to 38 hours per week (rotating roster)

Position Grade: Pharmacy Assistant Technician Grade 1/2

Salary: $53,807.58 to $69,440.28 per annum plus additional environmental allowance up $3000

The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Health Employees Agreement 2019
Department Name: St Vincent's Correctional Health

Location: Parklea Correctional Complex

Position Summary

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 within the Parklea Corrections Complex for a highly motivated Pharmacy Assistant/Technician 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 candidate will be required to

About The Role

The Pharmacy Assistant/Technician role will include the distribution and assistance in the preparation and dispensing processes for prescribed medications, managing medication inventory and ordering supplies. As well as pharmacy administrative work, including but not limited to; scanning scripts, preparing transfer medication pack and reconciling orders.

The successful applicant (s) will be expected to work a 7 day rotating roster

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 $3000 (full time equivalent)
  • 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.
  • Qualifications in line with the The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Health Employees Agreement 2009 for either Pharmacy Assistant Grade 1/2 or Pharmacy Technician Grade 1/2 classification. For Grade 2 Pharmacy Assistant, applicant must hold a qualification in a relevant field recognised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia or up to the level of Certificate III in Community Pharmacy issued by a Registered Training Organisation. For classification of Pharmacy Technician Grade 1, applicant must have successfully completed a qualification in a relevant field recognised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia or up to the level of Certificate III issued by a Registered Training Organisation in Hospital and Community Pharmacy (e.g. Charles Sturt University). For classification of Pharmacy technician Grade 2 applicant must have successfully completed a nationally recognised Pharmacy Technician Certificate Course at Certificate Level IV issued by a Registered Training Organisation in Hospital and Community Pharmacy.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of dispensing/issuing of pharmaceuticals in a hospital or community pharmacy setting or equivalent experience with the willingness to work a rotating roster.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislative requirements relating to pharmaceuticals.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in undertaking all tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and proven time management skills.

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:

JR114804_St Vincent s Correctional Health - Code of Conduct.PDF

Health Declaration Form

Job Demands Checklist

JR114804_SVCH Pharmacy Assistant Technician position description.pdf

JR114804_How to upload and address the selection criteria.pdf

Contact Details

Caroline Basaly, Senior Pharmacist,St Vincent's Correctional Health, caroline.basaly@svha.org.au

Closing Date

Alternate Contact:

16 February 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan

View Reconciliation Action Plan

Code Of Conduct

View Code of Conduct

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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