AMS Clinical Pharmacist (Grade 2) – St John of God Hospital Geelong

Barwon Health
May 9, 2024
Geelong, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


  • Join a dedicated, innovative pharmacy team at SJOG hospital Geelong
  • Grow your skills in antimicrobial stewardship and clinical pharmacy at an organisation invested in your long-term development
  • Ongoing full time Grade 2 pharmacist position (80 hours a fortnight)

About Barwon Health Guided by our values, Barwon Health is Victoria's largest regional health care service and is also the largest employer in the Geelong and surf coast region, employing over 8700 staff. Barwon Health’s core facilities include the renowned University Hospital Geelong precinct in central Geelong, the McKellar Centre precinct in North Geelong, the innovative Sunrise Centre,  Barwon Health North a vital services that includes child and family health support, renal dialysis, medical imaging, and urgent care. Four Aged care centres spanning the Region, Mental Health Services that are delivered through a number of programs across the Geelong and Barwon South West region. Community Health and Dental service and world renowned Research that that advances health and wellbeing for all.  Explore all of our comprehensive services here. About the facility  The Pharmacy Department is staffed by 120 EFT staff across the acute site (University Hospital Geelong), the rehabilitation and aged care site (McKellar Centre) and the private hospital (St John of God). The staffing consists of 76 EFT pharmacists, 6 pre-registration pharmacists and support staff. The Department provides clinical pharmacy services, aseptic and oncology preparation, HITH and outpatient services. A high degree of specialisation exists in clinical pharmacy roles, clinical trials, medication safety, medicines information, antimicrobial stewardship and radiopharmacy. Service expansion has included @home pharmacy services. The Pharmacy Department is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy education and in the medical course at Deakin University. Pharmacy practice research is a focus with local and collaborative projects with universities, particularly Monash University and other healthcare facilities. Staff are supported for continuing education and postgraduate studies. The SHPA residency program is offered. The Pharmacy is innovative in its approach to practice with electronic discharge prescribing and a robotic dispensing and inventory system and pharmacy @home program expanding. Quality use of medicines and medication safety activities are led by pharmacy across campuses. Pharmacy technicians support clinical pharmacists and undertake sterile and oncology preparation. The Beth Allerton Family Oncology Pharmacy provides a dedicated facility for chemotherapy preparation, clinical trials, outpatient dispensing and patient counselling within the Cancer Centre About the role  Undertake and develop your skill set in management and clinical or operational roles within the hospital pharmacy at St John of God Hospital Geelong. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure appropriate drug utilization through implementation of hospital policy and formulary guidelines/restrictions.
  • Provide leadership and overall management of the pharmacy service including responsibility for management of the clinical pharmacist team leader, operational and clinical pharmaicsts and pharmacy techinicians.
  • Support the pharmacy intern and student programs.
  • Assist team members in delivering a clinical and operational pharmacy service to SJOG Hospital Geelong
  • Ensure all work is complete accurately on time and in accordance with Barwon Health policies and procedures

Please note Barwon Health will only contact you via our official email and never use unconventional means, such as text messaging or other services. If you would like a copy to the Position Description, please send an email to, with the job request ID and title. We'll get back to you as soon as possible. About the culture You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated workforce who take pride in providing high quality service. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation. We are all dedicated to supporting the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050 everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria. What we offer

  • Barwon Heath offers higher pay rates for Enrolled Nurses (EEN) compared to the average in the aged care sector, with an approximate increase of 8%
  • Excellent working conditions with a high sense of job satisfaction
  • Geelong and Barwon Health is an attractive destination with a sunny climate, notoriously laidback lifestyle and great pay rates
  • Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD is an easy commute from all suburbs
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • A genuine community feel - we look after each other
  • Wide range of professional development that enhances your careers
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean RoadBellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 which  includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments and Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 which includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. Diversity and Inclusion We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion. We celebrate the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of our team members, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Our commitment to diversity strengthens our ability to provide compassionate and equitable care to all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, abilities and identities. We are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and a workplace that promotes wellbeing, and welcomes applications from those who identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person We actively encourage individuals with disabilities and diverse backgrounds and identities to apply for our positions. Should you require any reasonable adjustments or support during the recruitment process, we are here to assist you every step of the way. We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government ( We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free. To join our team, all candidates are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and influenza, aligning with our health services immunisation policy. Contact: Rachel Fyfe Associate Director Clinical Pharmacy Contact number: (03) 4215 1636 Contact Email:

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