Wimmera Region



Full Time - Part Time


Wimmera Region – Code: PHVIC90

About the Location:

The city is located in Wimmera Region. The city is an important center for stock-selling in an irrigated area of fruits, vegetables, and cereals.
Our client is located 30 minutes drive from the beautiful Grampians National Park, 2.5 hours drive from Bendigo and 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary packaging with rural area housing benefits, giving you the opportunity to increase your take-home pay
  • Relocation allowance available and an accommodation incentive allowance for the first 12 months
  • Work in an organisation that values patient-centred care
  • Accrued Day Off (full time employees only)
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work close to home, with free parking

About The Role:
This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills and join a health care group that provides a range of acute, sub-acute, residential aged care, allied health, primary care, emergency, and critical care services to its community. The health care group is oriented to improving the health and wellbeing of its community.
This is a clinical pharmacist position – grade 3. The position is responsible to the Director of Pharmacy for the provision of high quality, safe, efficient and effective pharmacy services, ensuring that legal requirements, standards of accreditation and all relevant policies and guidelines are implemented. The Grade 3 Pharmacist is skilled in a specialty area, such as pain management, antimicrobial stewardship, heart health, lung health, or another area.  The Grade 3 Pharmacist is responsible to the Director of Pharmacy for the management and efficient performance of a specific unit or function of the hospital pharmacy department.

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 counseling, 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 on 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 eligible for membership of an appropriate professional body – Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia or Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Excellent time management, organisational, 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 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
  • An ongoing and active involvement in research and/or quality improvement – Desirable