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Position Details
Reference Number 393276
Position Title Senior Specialist in Poisons Information- Standards
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location , Westmead
Advertised Award/Classification Pharmacist
Hours per Week 28.00
Number of FTE 0.74
Purpose of Position

To maintain quality assurance and clinical standards within the department.


Provide clinical information to both medical professionals and the general public via the telephone regarding the assessment and treatment of poisonings, bites and stings, and to answer drug information enquiries.


This position is Permanent Part Time working 28 hours per week and is classified as a Pharmacist Grade 3.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website https://check.kids.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria 1. Bachelor/ Masters Degree in Pharmacy (overseas graduates must be eligible for registration in Australia) or Bachelor Degree in Science/ Medical Science with Pharmacology Major (overseas graduates must provide an educational assessment from AEI- National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition).

2. Previous work experience as a Specialist in Poisons Information, in a Poisons Information Centre

3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

4. Sound understanding of the hospital's policies and procedures, WH&S requirements and subsequent implementation of these within the department

5. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and ability to work and interact with a wide range of people.

6. Ability to lead productive teams and work autonomously when required to manage workflow and meet deadlines.

7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

8. Demonstrated ability to accurately assess and interpret medical information.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Jared Brown
Contact Number 98453969
Closing Date 27/05/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view