Clinical Pharmacist (Grade 1)

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


  • Develop and extend your clinical pharmacy skills in a supportive teaching hospital environment
  • Join a dedicated and innovative pharmacy team
  • Enjoy a role that will be varied, challenging and rewarding - short term contract positions available (up to 12 months)
  • Full time 80 hours per fn or part time applications will be considered (until 26/05/2025)

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 a range of hospital pharmacy settings within Barwon Health.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure appropriate drug utilization through implementation of hospital policy and formulary guidelines/restrictions, and through liaison with medical and nursing staff.
  • Participate in appropriate ward rounds and planning meetings.
  • Participate in the intern and student programs.
  • Initiate and participate in clinical pharmacy research projects and present at professional conferences, where appropriate.
  • Assist team members in delivering a clinical pharmacy service
  • 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.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Djilang, Geelong is thought to mean ‘Tongue of Land’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stones throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

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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