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Deputy Chief Pharmacist (500854)

TAS Statewide, TAS

Full Time

$126,868 to $128,339


The Deputy Chief Pharmacist is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative strategic responses to all aspects of the Branch’s responsibilities including legislative reform, regulatory compliance and automated and electronic health solutions.

Salary: $126,868 to $128,339 pro-rata, per annum.

Classification: Allied Health Professional Manager Level 5 Grade 1.

Award: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement.

Period of Employment/Hours:

Fixed-term full-time day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP for a period of 12 months. Please note that part time hours may be considered by negotiation.

  • Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed-term and casual opportunities that arise in the near future.

Location: Public Health Services - South.


  • Provide expert policy advice on pharmaceutical practice issues, regulatory, professional and policy matters to a wide range of clients.
  • Monitor state, national and international policy trends and scientific developments using a wide range of resources such as literature surveillance and specialist meeting attendance.
  • Consult with experts in toxicology, epidemiology, pest control, veterinary health, pharmacology, public health and other relevant fields.
  • Under the broad direction of the Chief Pharmacist, exercise statutory functions and delegations assigned to the Deputy Chief Pharmacist in the relevant legislation.
  • Consult with a wide range of organisations and individuals who are affected by regulatory policies and legislation including other Australian and State Government agencies, professional organisations, registration boards, industry organisations, manufacturers, hospitals, professional practitioners and the public. In collaboration with departmental legal advisors provide advice on the drafting of regulatory and other legislative amendments. As requested, provide advice and recommendations through the Chief Pharmacist to the Secretary and Minister on a range of matters relating to drugs and poisons.

Essential Requirements:

  • Registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence

b) Sex Related Offences

c) Serious Drug Offences

d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements:

  • At least five year’s practical experience as a pharmaceutical chemist in either a hospital or community pharmacy, subsequent to initial registration.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications.

Statement of Duties and Applicant Guide:

Download File500854 Deputy Chief Pharmacist HP5-1 (June 2021).pdf

Download File500854 Deputy Chief Pharmacist HP5-1 (June 2021).docx

Department of Health – Applicant Guide - PDF

Department of Health – Applicant Guide - Word

How to apply:

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.

Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Please complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Peter Boyles

Director - Public Health Emergency Operations Centre

Phone: 0400 516 885

Email: [email protected]

Important information

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The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

Job Ad Reference 1063893
Date Listed 21 July 2021
ContactPeter Boyles