Job Vacancy:

Grade 2 Clinical Pharmacist Part Time

Position: Permanent Part Time 16 Hours per week
Job Code: 19696
Employer: Northern Hospital
Salary: Grade 2 SX2-SX5
Closing application date: 09/11/2019

Job Description

Northern Health is a growing, dynamic health service, providing vital public healthcare to residents of Melbourne’s northern suburbs and the surrounding regional communities. Our campuses offer services to a diverse community across acute, subacute, ambulatory and community programs.

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Grade 2 Clinical Pharmacist to join the Pharmacy team at Northern Health. This role is 0.4 EFT, 16 hours per fortnight.

The Grade 2 Pharmacist has responsibility of overseeing the pharmacy services including ensuring competency, credentialing, supervision and professional development. They will ensure excellence in client care, evidence-based practice, and service improvement and risk management with a key role in the student program, research and innovation.

Initially, this pharmacist will be working with the Inpatient Diabetes Team performing surveillance of glucose measurements from a networked glucose meter that is transmitted into a database in real time. This will identify patients with unstable glucose and those who are at risk of developing unstable glucose (eg. Fasting and steroid treatment). The pharmacist working with in the Inpatient Diabetes Team will provide targeted and proactive management of patients without referral and early in their admission course using individualised treatment to avoid hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia. The pharmacist, alongside with the Inpatient Diabetes Team, will do weekly audit and education meetings then proactively (without referral) provide management of these patients. The pharmacist will work alongside with the Endocrinologist weekly to facilitate early discharge from hospitals for patients with unstable diabetes and follow up at clinic within 1 week. This clinic’s aim is to facilitate early discharge and early review of inpatients with diabetes to decrease length of stay and readmissions.

The Pharmacist is primarily responsible for the pharmaceutical review of medications prescribed at Northern Health is in accordance with all relevant legislative, PBS, practice standard and accreditation requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing a pharmaceutical review service in accordance with SHPA standards of practice, pharmacy service, accreditation and legislative requirements ;
  • Liaising with other health professionals to support optimum drug therapy;
  • Complying with Northern health formulary and standard operating procedures
  • Recording service documentation, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other required statistics;
  • Maintaining professional competence and continuing education activities so as to assist in teaching pharmacy students and trainees.

The role will require staff to be flexible with their working hours and flexible ability to work in different clinical areas to meet the changing operations demands and can include working after hours, on weekends and public holidays. Staff will be required to travel and work across the various Northern Health campuses, programs, and partner organisations.

Compliance with mandatory training as per NH Policy is a requirement of this role. Failure to complete this training within required timeframes may result in a suspension of duties until training is completed.

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to join a friendly and progressive team in a rapidly expanding and dynamic organisation.
  • Encouragement to grow, innovate and partake in ongoing training and development programs.
  • Benefits including salary packaging, monthly accrued day off, flexible working arrangements, access to EAP, library access and onsite car parking.

Work with us! Northern Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Next Steps . . .
If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, then we would love to hear from you. Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and follow the prompts. For further details, please contact Carol Ly on 8405 8561.

Selection Criteria:

At least 2 years hospital pharmacy experience

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Carol Ly 84058561