Position Details
Reference Number 30140
Position Title Clinical Pharmacist - Grade 2
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital.  It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services.  We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people.  We have more than 7,200 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completed of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

About the Role

Seeking an experienced Grade 2 Clinical Pharmacist to work part time in Pharmacy across Western Health sites with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills that demonstrate a willingness to develop and maintain their knowledge

  • Permanent, Part time 56 hours per fortnight
  • Position available from 8 Jan 2018
  • Contribute to the decisions that shape our health service
  • The support of the Clinical Co-ordinator

An excellent opportunity for a driven and experienced Pharmacist to join the Pharmacy team.


  • To ensure patient outcomes are optimized by working to achieve the best Quality Use of Medicines
  • Support prescribers and patients to maximize clinical benefits of drugs and minimize unwanted reactions
  • Minimise treatment costs by optimizing drug prescribing and supply
  • Provide expert clinical pharmacy advice to range of specialties
  • Actively participate and support educational and operational activities of the department

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Eligible for general registration with AHPRA.
  • Experience in providing clinical pharmacy services to a broad range of specialty areas.
  • Well developed written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work co-operatively with hospital staff and patients.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of all relevant aspects of pharmacy services, particularly a demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the SHPA Guidelines.
  • Experience in contributing to practice improvement projects.
  • Experience in supervising and providing education and training to pharmacy staff and students.
  • Works with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contributes to projects and initiatives.
  • Strives for maximum attendance/punctuality.
  • Fosters and maintains working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a changing environment and demonstrate initiative within it.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to Western Health Policies and Procedures.
  • Active contributor to committee meetings.
  • Practices collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Demonstrates an ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet time constraints and to determine workload priorities.
  • Possesses well-developed computer skills.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check. 

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you hold general registration as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (AHPRA)?
Essential: Do you have experience in providing clinical pharmacy services to a broad range of specialty areas?
Essential: Do you have experience in supervising and mentoring pharmacy staff, interns and students?
Essential: Do you have sound knowledge and understanding of all relevant aspects of hospital pharmacy services, particularly a demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with SHPA guidelines?
Essential: Are you committed to working as part of a team and to contribute to quality improvement projects and initiatives?
Contact Person Christine Tzimos
Contact Number 0383450925
Alternate Contact Person Stephen Chung
Alternate Contact Number 0383451676
Closing Date 27/09/2017
Position Description Position Description - Grade 2 Clinical Pharmacist - ALL SITES - June 2015.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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