Grade 2 Pharmacist – Antimicrobial Stewardship

Northern Health
November 22, 2022
Epping, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Reference Number: 34053:  Grade 2 Pharmacist - Antimicrobial Stewardship
Employment Type: On Going Full Time (FT)
Location: Northern Health (All Campuses)
About Northern Health:


As an organisation we have a clear focus on how we service and partner with our community, including our strategy of helping the community stay well when at home. Our reputation of community minded, inclusive and progressive is matched to none.

Northern Health is located in the rapidly growing northern suburbs with projected growth the biggest in the state. With a booming, culturally rich and diverse community, and less than an hour’s drive from the CBD, Melbourne’s North is fast becoming the place to be!


The Department:

The Pharmacy service operates over 4 sites within Northern Health and has a strong vision to deliver exceptional, evidenced-based care to our patients – with a clear focus on research, medication safety and clinical excellence. We are currently undergoing a large period of expansion and specialisation, creating exciting opportunities for individuals keen to challenge themselves and progress their professional knowledge and skills.


The Role:

A permanent, full-time opportunity exists for a Grade 2 Clinical Pharmacist to join the team at Northern Health. This role will cover 80 hours per fortnight, Monday-Friday 0830-1730 plus occasional weekend and public holiday shifts.

The role of the clinical pharmacist is an integral part of our growing workforce, which comprises of over 80 pharmacists and close to 30 technicians. The successful applicant will spend the first 12 monthsin our Antimicrobial Stewardship team helping to expand and further develop the pharmacy service in this area, and then will have the opportunity to rotate to other specialties.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing high quality pharmaceutical care and optimising pharmacotherapy to improve patient care.
  • Supporting Clinical Pharmacy Team leaders to enhance team-building and excellence
  • Mentoring and supervising pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns and undergraduate students, as well as providing education to staff from other disciplines
  • Providing pharmacy services to ward areas and dispensary
  • Participating in research and quality improvement activities


Why join Northern Health’s Pharmacy Department?

  • Growing, innovative team
  • Excellent opportunities for career development
  • Supportive and transformational leadership team
  • Caring for a multicultural and inclusive catchment with a strong community mindset


Click here to find out more about Northern Health Pharmacy


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A recognised degree in Pharmacy from an approved tertiary institution and hold full current AHPRA registration
  • Clinical experience is preferred.
  • Ability to produce a service of excellence by use of Quality Improvement techniques and be familiar with National Standards Accreditation requirements
  • Previous exposure to a broad range of pharmacy services in the general hospital field.
  • Good time management and organisational skills are a must.


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 refer to the Position Description or alternatively, contact: Deanna Guy, Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical) or 0402 686 589


Applications close 5 December 2022



Why work at the Northern Health?

We offer a range of benefits to support and reward staff both personally and professionally, which includes:

  • Health and Wellbeing programs, including our ‘Thrive’ program
  • Flexibility in the workplace and extra leave options and support
  • An inclusive and culturally safe space
  • State of the art facilities and campus partnerships
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development through our ‘Learning Labs’
  • Access to salary packaging, EAP and our online library


For a glimpse of life at NH, click here.


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 Islander people, as well as applicants who are LGBTIQ+, who have different abilities, or are from culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds are encouraged.


All employees of Northern Health must comply with the health service’s Staff Health / Workforce Immunisation procedure (as amended from time to time) together with any relevant State Government and Departmental directives. This requires all employees to be vaccinated for various diseases such as, but not limited to influenza and Covid-19.

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