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Rural Clinical Pharmacy Academic (Associate Lecturer / Lecturer)

Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro | Sydney | Australia | Western Pacific
Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health 
Sydney School of Public Health, Reference No. 360/0217 
  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in clinical pharmacy
  • Share our enthusiasm for rural health

About the opportunity 

This is a joint appointment between the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) and the Far West Local Health District (LHD). The primary purposes of this position are as follows:

Academic Role: 

  • to provide academic leadership in the development and the delivery of pharmacy education for professional students, interns and community and hospital pharmacists in far western NSW including leading the Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer Program  
  • to foster and promote research into rural pharmacy service and workforce development.

Clinical Role: 

  • provision of a wide range of clinical pharmacy services to inpatients and outpatients of the Far West LHD , including discharge liaison, chronic disease management, support to dispensing, distribution and manufacturing services as well as clinical services.

The Broken Hill UDRH is funded by Commonwealth Department of Health’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme. The Broken Hill Department operates a successful multidisciplinary rural clinical placement program for allied health, medical, and nursing students across far west NSW, contributes to research into rural and remote health service and workforce issues, and supports health service and community development in the region. 

In addition, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia provides funding through its Rural Pharmacy Workforce Program for the Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer Program.

The Far West Local Health District (LHD) has been set up in accordance with the National Health and Hospital Agreement. It is funded by the NSW Government to provide the best possible health care to the people of far western NSW.

This joint position will contribute both to the development and operation of the Broken Hill UDRH’s Rural Pharmacy Liaison Officer Program, and the Far West Local Health District Pharmacy services.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a clinical pharmacy academic who has: 

  • significant postgraduate experience in the delivery of pharmacy services to rural and remote communities
  • significant knowledge of the educational needs of undergraduate and post graduate pharmacy students and professionals
  • capacity to develop skills in educational delivery, develop programs and skills relating to supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals (Associate Lecturer Level); or
  • experience in developing and managing pharmacy education programs and in formal and informal teaching and evaluation of students, marking and assessment and experience in the preparation of educational and training materials for undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals (Lecturer level) 
  • current Pharmacist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with no restrictions to the scope of practice
  • experience in the provision of clinical pharmacy services in a hospital setting consistent with the Standards of Practice of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.
You will also have demonstrated competence in clinical drug knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge appropriately to clinical settings along with experience in community pharmacy operations and provision of community pharmacy services.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11pm 3 April 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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