CLINICAL PHARMACIST

PHVIC90

Wimmera Region

Victoria

Attractive Hourly Rate

Full Time - Part Time

Description

CLINICAL PHARMACIST POSITION

Wimmera Region – Code: PHVIC90

About the Location:

Nestled within the picturesque Wimmera Region, this city serves as a vital hub for livestock trading within an irrigated region teeming with fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Conveniently located just a 30-minute drive from the stunning Grampians National Park, it’s also within reasonable reach at 2.5 hours’ drive from Bendigo and a comfortable 3.5-hour journey from Melbourne.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Packaging: Unlock the benefits of salary packaging, complemented by rural area housing benefits that provide you with the opportunity to enhance your take-home pay.
  • Relocation Assistance: For those contemplating a move, relocation allowances are available, in addition to an accommodation incentive allowance during the initial 12 months.
  • Patient-Centered Care: Join an organization that deeply values patient-centered care, offering a rewarding and enriching work environment.
  • Accrued Day Off: (Available for full-time employees only)
  • Career Advancement: Explore avenues for career progression within the organization.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Access valuable resources to support your overall well-being.
  • Free Parking: Enjoy the convenience of working close to home, complete with free parking.

 

About The Role:

This position represents a remarkable opportunity to further develop your skills as an integral part of a healthcare group dedicated to delivering a comprehensive range of services. These encompass acute, sub-acute, residential aged care, allied health, primary care, emergency, and critical care services to the local community. The organization’s mission is centered on enhancing the health and well-being of the community it serves.

As a Clinical Pharmacist in this role (Grade 3), your responsibilities will encompass:

  • Playing a pivotal role in providing high-quality, safe, efficient, and effective pharmacy services.
  • Ensuring the implementation of legal requirements, accreditation standards, and all relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Possessing specialized skills in a particular area, such as pain management, antimicrobial stewardship, heart health, lung health, or another specialty.
  • Managing and efficiently overseeing a specific unit or function within the hospital pharmacy department, while being directly accountable to the Director of Pharmacy.
  • The accountabilities for the position are the next ones:
  • Dispensing and other hospital pharmacist tasks:
  • Oversee all tasks and duties associated with the day-to-day planning and coordination of the service area
  • Supervise all pharmacists, interns, students, and pharmacy support team working in the service area and oversee that they work within their scope of practice
  • Provision of a clinical pharmacy service to wards, which includes the provision of an appropriate, timely, and adequate supply of medications to inpatients and discharging patients
  • Review prescription and medication orders, contact and advise medical and nursing teams on safe and appropriate medication use
  • Supply medication profiles and advice on each medication to patients
  • Maintain inventory control of all restricted drug stocks in rooms through advance payments, date registration, and stock rotation.
  • Provision of information, both written and verbal, on all patients’ medications in relation to the indications for use, their safe and effective use, possible side effects and how to manage those, and promotion of strategies to achieve adherence
  • Manufacture and supervise the manufacture of non-sterile items when required
  • Preparation and supervision of preparation of Webster-paks and patient education on their use
  • Dispense outpatient prescriptions and conduct counselling, providing adequate written information to the consumer
  • Oversee/conduct dispensing and claiming of PBS items for specialized medicines including dialysis, Section 100, Special Access Scheme, thalidomide and related medicines, and chemotherapy medicines
  • Participate in the out-of-hours on-call pharmacist roster

Safety and quality:

  • Provide a high-quality, safe, efficient, and effective pharmacy service ensuring a continuum of patient care
  • Develop and implement safe and appropriate use of medicines and quality improvement activities
  • Undertake research projects and assist in developing innovative pharmacy services
  • Undertake audits and prepare reports on the results of the audit that are submitted to the Director of Pharmacy and to the Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing projects and services that ensure the quality use of medicines based on evidence-based literature
  • Initiate programs or policies to improve patient safety and team adherence
  • Support the implementation of general clinical pharmacy initiatives, including audit and clinical research projects
  • Assist the Director of Pharmacy with other duties as required

Prepare, deliver and evaluate and report on education sessions:

  • For intern pharmacists, prepare and deliver tutorials
  • For intern pharmacists, provide supervision and training
  • For outpatient groups such as cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, and persistent pain groups
  • For other health care professionals, e.g.: nursing team, via medication education sessions – including reporting to Staff Development Unit

Demonstrate high-level clinical skills:

  • Review and advise on the management of patients receiving complex pharmacological treatments, or who do not respond to existing or established treatment regimes
  • Demonstrate specialized skills and knowledge in an area applicable to Wimmera Health Care Group – such as antimicrobial stewardship, pain management, cardiology, respiratory health, etc.
  • Participate and contribute to committee meetings when required
  • Participate in ward rounds when requested and available

Trading hours: Open 24 hours 7 days a week

To Be Successful In This Role:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and Registration as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • At least eight years of experience and/or is engaged in specialized pharmacy work or work of a research or developmental nature
  • Hospital pharmacy experience with skills in clinical pharmacy, Quality Use of Medicines information, manufacturing, drug usage evaluation, or clinical trials.
  • Capacity to provide specialist knowledge to the pharmacy department
  • The ability to ensure that legal requirements, accreditation standards, and relevant guidelines within their area are implemented and adhered to
  • Membership or eligibility for membership of an appropriate professional body – Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia or Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Excellent time management, organizational, computer, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and quality improvement
  • Drivers License
  • Postgraduate qualification in clinical pharmacy – Desirable
  • Three years experience in the specialist area of practice such as Oncology Pharmacy – Desirable
  • Demonstrated leadership role within the clinical team – Desirable
  • Experience with ARIA electronic chemotherapy prescribing – Desirable
  • Previous experience in supervising grade 1 or grade 2 pharmacists – Desirable
  • Experience with student/intern pharmacist supervision or preceptorship and/or leadership within a clinical team – Desirable
  • Experience in delivering clinical education – Desirable
  • Ongoing and active involvement in research and/or quality improvement – Desirable