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Clinical Advisor - Pharmacy or Podiatry

Job no: V12700
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Any - Any location
Categories: Clinical Input / Advice

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications, and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

The Clinical Input team is responsible for providing our regulatory staff with profession-specific clinical input in line with Ahpra’s risk-based approach to managing notifications, compliance and registration matters. For this role, we are seeking an advisor in the Pharmacy team.

We are currently recruiting for a pharmacist or endorsed podiatrist to assist with the assessment of Applications for Endorsement to Prescribe Scheduled Medicine for Podiatrists. All Ahpra locations will be considered for this role though Perth or Melbourne is preferred.

About you

You will be able to align the clinical and professional context for either Pharmacy or Podiatry and its relevance to the regulatory context. In doing so, you will be able to provide clinical input to our regulatory operations staff on the assessment of applications for endorsement to prescribe scheduled medicines.

You may also provide feedback to inform the ongoing relevance and improvement of standards, codes, guidelines and other activity of the National Board for either the Pharmacy or Podiatry profession, specifically in relation to non-medical prescribing. You will have recent experience in a variety of practice settings and unrestricted registration in either Pharmacy or Podiatry.

As an individual, your ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships across a large and complex organisation will be one of the keys to your success. You embody our values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Achievement enabling you to build trust with and influence key stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Currently holds general registration without restrictions as a health practitioner in Australia, as a pharmacist or as an endorsed podiatrist.
  • Held general registration for a minimum of five (5) years and, if a podiatrist,  endorsement for at least 2 years.
  • Demonstrated senior experience in professional practice, including advanced clinical decision making, training and supervision, and management/oversight of health practitioners in a clinical setting.
  • Ability to provide high quality briefings and clinical input to decision-makers, senior management, and staff to increase understanding of the practise of registered health practitioners in the relevant profession.
  • Ability to prepare high quality reports, and correspondence to support timeliness, consistency and quality in regulatory decision making
  • High level organisational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritise and manage tasks and deadlines to deliver quality clinical input in a regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement and resolve issues independently, consistent with organisational objectives and delegations of authority.
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills and a demonstrable ability to identify critical issues and provide high level, authoritative strategic advice.

You can read more in the attached role description: Download File Role Description - Level 7 - Clinical Advisor - Pharmacy or Podiatry.pdf

What we offer:

  • Interesting and challenging work with a strong public safety purpose
  • A supportive and flexible working culture that supports you in achieving a balance between work and personal commitments
  • Discounts on Medibank Private Health Insurance and selected gym memberships
  • Central office locations and with modern, open plan work spaces
  • Attractive salary of $119,113 per annum plus Superannuation
  • Both full-time and part-time will be considered and can be negotiated for the right applicant

To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application.
  • Your application must include a current resume. As part of the application process, you will be prompted to respond to several questions that form our selection criteria, so a cover letter is not required.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact via email at recruitment@ahpra.gov.au 
  • Closing Date: Sunday 14th August 2022

Offer of employment is subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks.

Ahpra acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.

Ahpra is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

With respect, no agencies please.

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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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