Embedded Pharmacist

November 10, 2021
Eastern Suburbs Victoria, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Embedded Pharmacist (VIC Eastern Suburbs)

Ward Medication Management

Full Time/Part Time negotiable

Are you looking for a change? Do you have an interest in working within the Aged Care sector. If you are due to complete your Accreditation, have recently Accredited or have been Accredited, that is an added bonus. We provide support, training, and an extensive induction.

The Embedded Pharmacist is an exciting new opportunity, where you will be covering 4 facilities onsite over the week and be responsible for:

  • Assisting in the management and reduction where possible of antimicrobials.
  • Ensuring psychotropic medication is prescribed in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Assisting the homes in maintaining accurate records of psychotropic medication and minimising chemical restraint
  • Rationalising of medication on the resident’s entry to the home as part of the admission process and/or following hospitalisation
  • Advising on appropriate administration of medication
  • Providing advice on medication contraindications
  • Assisting in reduction of medication incidents and adverse effects
  • Attendance at relevant meetings
  • Participating in audits as required to identify gaps and implement remedial actions

Ideally this role is full time however we are willing to look at two  part time candidates, each covering two sites.

What we offer

  • tailored career development plan. You will be given opportunities to develop in your clinical areas of interest; your chosen career path will be underpinned by a focused professional development plan which has a dedicated annual fund for each employee. Whatever your goals, our Clinical Excellence team lead by  Dr Natalie Soulsby will be there to support you every step of the way.
  • great team of likeminded, hard-working people who are passionate about Ward MM’s mission and achieving the growth objectives of our company.
  • Flexible working conditions. We’re about outputs not inputs.  We have high trust in our people because we know they want what is best for Ward MM too. We want you to love your work but respect that you also love your life outside of Ward MM!
  • We promote a safe, inclusive environment free from discrimination.
  • progressive environment, with big goals that lead our space; one where everyone works collaboratively to bring our goals to life.
  • We’re offering a competitive salary package and benefits, including: Superannuation, Incentives Program, a generous Professional Development Plan fund of up to $1,800 FTE per annum to support your plan (scheme rules apply) and our monthly recognition scheme
  • Well-being Program including: Family & Wellbeing Leave, Wellbeing Challenges, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Home allocation allowing you to develop rapport and ongoing relationships with your facilities
  • We provide the tools necessary to do the job such as a laptop, dongle for internet access and access to AMH, Up to Date and eTG
  • We love being social and have team events including face to face
  • We have an extensive induction and onboarding program
  • You will be actively supported by your Regional Manager and your team of Clinical Pharmacists either in person, over MS Teams or WhatsApp

What we look for...

Must haves

  • A recognised undergraduate pharmacy degree or equivalent, commensurate with requirements for unconditional AHPRA registration as a pharmacist in Australia
  • Professional indemnity insurance policy that addresses parameters acceptable to Ward MM
  • Australian citizen or hold permanent residency status in Australia
  • Appropriate police clearance
  • Basic proficiency in appropriate computing applications
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Commitment to your own ongoing professional development
  • Strong organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Relationship building skills to be able to collaborate with internal and external business partners at all organisational levels
  • Effective communication skills; listening, written and verbal; ability to communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Nice to haves

  • 3 Years + Post-Qualified experience
  • Experience in the provision of HMR/RMMR services in Australia
  • Accreditation with AACP or SHPA
  • Postgraduate tertiary qualifications in a pharmacy-related field, or other relevant field
  • Speciality practice certifications in geriatric pharmacy (BCGP), pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or other relevant area (e.g. certified diabetes educators)
  • Experience in research and publication related to clinical therapeutics and related area

About Us

Ward MM was founded by Clinical Pharmacist, Sue Ward, in 1997 as a medication review business servicing the aged care sector. Today Ward MM is one of the largest providers of specialist clinical pharmacy services to aged care in Australia. Our highly qualified team care for over 35,000 (and growing) elderly Australians, across 370 aged care homes. We have RMMR/QUM contracts with BUPA, Japara, Estia, Allity and Bolton Clarke amongst many others.

Being the ‘guardians’ of safe and appropriate use of medications in the aged care facilities and homes we visit; providing a range of collaborative services including education sessions, medication audits, clinical data insights and leading MAC meetings is what we do best. We are national with teams established in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria (covering Tasmania) and South Australia.

What next?

If you think you would thrive in a growing company like ours, then send your cv to amy@wardmm.com.au or call Amy Pepper, People and Culture Manager on 0448 337 808 to find out more.


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