Position Details
Reference Number 33705
Position Title Drug Information Pharmacist
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Footscray 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 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

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

About the Role

Seeking an enthusiastic Grade 3 Pharmacist, with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to work in the Medicines Information setting across Western Health

  • Permanent, Part time 48 hours per fortnight (8 hours a day Monday to Wednesday) available from 01/03/2019 
  • Based at Footscray Hospital in a job-share arrangement
  • Provide Drug Information services to Western Health
  • Contribute to the decisions that shape our health service

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate Pharmacist to work with Western Health clinical service providers to provide medicines information and achieve best care for patients.


  • To co-ordinate the drug information services
  • Support pharmacists and prescribers by answering complex drug information queries and maintain records of all questions received
  • Maintain up to date in house drug information files, databases, texts and journals
  • Supervise the publication of the Pharmacy Newsletter as Editor
  • Co-ordinate the review of Adverse Drug Reaction Reports

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Eligible for general registration with AHPRA.
  • Relevant Post Graduate Qualification.
  • Previous experience in providing Drug Information Services.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • 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.

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 and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

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

Selection Criteria Desirable: Has hospital experience
Desirable: Previous experience working in Drug Information.
Essential: Do you have a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent?
Essential: Are you registered as a practising pharmacist with AHPRA?
Contact Person Victor Reginato
Contact Number 83457224
Alternate Contact Person Kent MacMillan
Alternate Contact Number 83456436
Closing Date 18/02/2019
Position Description Drug Information Pharmacist Position Description in new template Nov 2018 - FINAL.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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