Job Vacancy:

Grade 3 Pharmacist, Mental Health

Position: Full Time, Fixed Term
Job Code: 29497
Employer: Austin Health
Salary: As per hospital pharmacist award
Closing application date: 14/07/2019

Job Description

Key Responsibilities are:

  1. Provide high quality, patient-focused, cost-effective clinical pharmacy services to Mental Health Clinical Service Unit.
  2. Act as liaison between the Mental Health Clinical Service Unit and pharmacy.
  3. Participate in Mental Health Clinical Service Unit Committees.
  4. Provide training and education to pharmacy staff working in the area and Mental Health Clinical Service Unit staff member.


salary packaging
car parking at reasonable rates
financial support and encouragement to attend work-related conferences,
on-site childcare
close to public transport

Selection Criteria:

  1. Registered as a pharmacist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA).
  2. Have completed a satisfactory Victorian Police record check and Working with Children Check.
  3. At least 3 years of experience in hospital clinical pharmacy.
  4. Well developed clinical pharmacy knowledge.
  5. Knowledge and working experience of disease states in mental illness, clinical psycho-pharmacotherapy and legal and cultural issues in patients affected with mental illness.
  6. Demonstrated leadership, ability to work with and promote multidisciplinary teamwork.
  7. Effective and courteous communication skills.
  8. Ability to liaise medical, nursing and administrative staff.
  9. Ability to represent the pharmacy department on committees (internal or external).
  10. Ability to search and evaluate medical literature.
  11. Ability to work in a team.
  12. Ability to manage other staff.
  13. Effective skills in computer applications.

Completion of a postgraduate course in mental health or Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) or undertaking BCPP is highly regarded.

Additional information:

Austin Health Pharmacy Department provides comprehensive high quality pharmaceutical care to Austin Health patients and supports other members of the healthcare team in all aspects of medicines management. The Department consists of over 120 full time equivalent staff over 3 campuses within Austin Health. The team consists of pharmacists and technical and support personnel who work together to ensure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible. We aim for quality use of medicines by providing clinically focussed services and giving patient safety the highest priority.
The Pharmacy Department has representatives on all Committees from Medication Management perspective. This includes Medication Management Committee, Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, Adverse Drug Reaction Committee, Cytotoxic Safety Committee, Cerner Medication Module Governance Committee, Drugs Trials Sub-Committee and Nursing Medication Administration Working Party.
Services include:
Clinical pharmacy services to all inpatients, outpatients and other clinical areas including the Emergency Department and Operating Suite
Ambulatory pharmacy services
Manufacturing of sterile preparations, intravenous admixtures and non-sterile production (including repackaging).
Cytotoxic reconstitution and compounding
Clinical Trial Services
Medicine Information
Quality Use of Medicines
Medicines Optimisation Service
Research activities
Hospital in the Home
Teaching and supervision to intern pharmacists and pharmacy students
Drug distribution
Victorian Poisons Information Center

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Lynn Maggs 03 9496 3170