Job Vacancy:

Pharmacist – Casual

Position: Casual
Employer: Monash Health
Salary: As per Award
Closing application date: 15/03/2019

Job Description

Pharmacist Casual Bank

Interested in working in a team environment and developing your clinical skills in hospital pharmacy?

Looking to gain experience in providing pharmacy services in a diverse range of specialties across the entire lifespan, from newborn babies, children, adults and aged care?

Join our new pharmacist bank for an opportunity to work flexible hours in different roles across Victoria’s largest health network.

About the role
•Provide ward pharmacy services within a unit-based clinical team, collaborating with medical, nursing and allied health clinicians to ensure medication safety and optimising medication management outcomes for patients.
•Provide dispensary services in a hospital outpatient clinic and discharge setting.
•Work across our different sites, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, and the Kingston Centre.
•Work is available on weekdays between 8am and 8pm. Most shifts are 8 hours.

About you
•Must be available to work casual hours during weekdays
•Current registration as a pharmacist with AHPRA
•No experience in a hospital environment is required
•Ability to work effectively in interprofessional teams
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Commitment to continued professional development and education
•Has a positive “can-do” attitude and displays initiative and reliability
•Relevant post graduate qualifications (desirable)

What’s on offer at Monash Health?
•Design your own roster to support your lifestyle through our user-friendly online system
•Exposure to a variety of hospital settings and working with Monash Health’s exceptional healthcare clinicians
•Receive corporate benefits such as salary packaging, access to staff parking, on site gym, uniform and Employee Assistance Program
•You will receive all casual employee benefits
•You may receive shifts at short notice or up to six weeks in advanced as available

Things you need to know

The Monash Health Pharmacy department is offering a three-day seminar for pharmacists to develop the skills required to work in a hospital environment. Topics include:
•Introduction to ward services
•Inpatient medication supply and formulary
•Antimicrobial stewardship
•Therapeutic drug monitoring
•Reviewing medication charts
•Dispensary services

The seminar will consist of presentations and workshops and will include an evaluation of skills on the third day.The seminar will be held on 23, 24 and 30 March from 8:30am to 5pm. We are hoping to gain CPD accreditation of the seminar pending approval, which may be suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s CPD plan.Attendance at the seminar will be required for employment, however candidates with previous hospital experience may be exempted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further information.

About us

Monash Health provides integrated health care services available to over 1.3 million people, representing 32% of the population of greater Melbourne.

Our Pharmacy team provides a critical service that actively supports our goal of delivering outstanding patient experience in every case.

For a confidential discussion about your suitability for this role, please contact Andrew Chong, Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy on 9594 2359. We look forward to hearing from you.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Benefits:

•Design your own roster to support your lifestyle through our user-friendly online system
•Exposure to a variety of hospital settings and working with Monash Health’s exceptional healthcare clinicians
•Receive corporate benefits such as salary packaging, access to staff parking, on site gym, uniform and Employee Assistance Program
•You will receive all casual employee benefits
•You may receive shifts at short notice or up to six weeks in advanced as available

Selection Criteria:

•Must be available to work casual hours during weekdays
•Current registration as a pharmacist with AHPRA
•No experience in a hospital environment is required
•Ability to work effectively in interprofessional teams
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Commitment to continued professional development and education
•Has a positive “can-do” attitude and displays initiative and reliability
•Relevant post graduate qualifications (desirable)

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Andrew Chong 9594 2359