Position Details
Reference Number 45519
Position Title Grade 3 Pharmacist – Medicines Governance
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

Grade 3 Permanent Full-Time Pharmacist – Medicines Governance (80 hours per fortnight) – Position Available Now

Western Health is seeking an experienced, highly motivated and dynamic Grade 3 Pharmacist to provide expert professional knowledge and leadership for our expanding pharmacy service. This role presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the clinical and operational activities of the Pharmacy Department.  

Are you ready to step up to a rewarding senior role in our pharmacy service to be an integral part of medicines use oversight at Western Health? Do you have an interest and experience in Pharmacy PBS management, Drug and Therapeutics Committee activities and Policies, Procedures and Guidelines review coordination? Then this role is perfect for you and is supported with a clinical roster day to maintain and further develop your clinical pharmacy skills.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of PBS operations as well as ensuring that the PBS claim is efficiently managed.  In addition, the successful applicant will be an active member of the Drug and Therapeutics Committee by coordinating its activities as well as coordinating the review of policies and procedures where pharmacy is a stakeholder.

To be Successful in this Role you

  • Need broad experience in providing clinical pharmacy services to a range of specialty areas
  • Will have an excellent understanding of hospital PBS claiming and claim management
  • Will need well-developed word processing, spread-sheet and database software skills
  • Need experience in efficient financial management and ability to control drug expenditure
  • Must have well-developed written, oral, interpersonal, communication, negotiation and conflict management skills and the ability to co-operate with hospital staff and patients
  • Must have excellent time management skills, the capability to meet multiple time constraints and to determine workload priorities in order to complete targets by the set deadline

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people 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 in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

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.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria Desirable: Do you hold a post graduate degree/diploma in clinical pharmacy?
Desirable: Do you have sound knowledge and understanding of all relevant aspects of pharmacy services, particularly a demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the SHPA Guidelines?
Desirable: Do you have experience in providing education and training to pharmacy staff and students?
Desirable: Do you have an excellent understanding of PBS Claiming in a pubic hospital setting and experience in coordinating hospital PBS claims?
Essential: Do you have a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and do you hold registration as a general practicing pharmacist from the Pharmacy Board of Australia (AHPRA)?
Desirable: Do you have Drugs and Therapeutics Committee experience?
Desirable: Do you have experience in coordinating and managing hospital pharmacy policies and procedures?
Contact Person Victor Reginato
Contact Number 0383457224
Alternate Contact Person Kent MacMillan
Alternate Contact Number 0383456436
Closing Date 20/06/2022
Position Description Grade 3 Pharmacist - Medicines Governance.docx
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