Pharmacist – Intern Coordinator

Monash Health
January 5, 2023
Clayton, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Intern Coordinator (12 months) and Clinical Pharmacy Educator (ongoing)

The Monash Health Pharmacy Department is seeking outstanding Pharmacists to support their colleagues in developing and consolidating their clinical pharmacy skills within the supported environment of the Monash Health network.

  • Interested in providing education and training to interns and your colleagues? Progress your pharmacy career in education with a role as an Intern Coordinator for 12 months and continue supporting the pharmacy workforce as a clinical educator in an ongoing role at Monash Health
  • Grade 3 Pharmacist – Pharmacist Award Classification SX6-SX81 for the 12 month Intern Coordinator role
  • Grade 2 Pharmacist – Pharmacist Award Classification SX2-SX5 for ongoing clinical educator role unless Grade 3 or Grade 4 can be demonstrated through a portfolio submission and review either on employment or in the first 12 months
  • 1 EFT available
  • Work across all Monash Health sites to support interns and clinical pharmacy teams

About us

As Victoria’s largest public health service, we provide safe, high-quality care to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan, from pre-birth to end of life.  More than 19,000 people work at over 40 care locations across south-east Melbourne, including seven hospitals and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists at Monash Health for a pharmacist to join our Education Services team to coordinate the Intern program in the first 12 months and then to provide clinical support for our clinical pharmacy teams across the network.

All members of the Pharmacy Education Services team are enthusiastic and motivated pharmacists with >3 years clinical pharmacy experience, who work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the Monash Health Pharmacy provides a high quality, efficient and patient focussed service and support orientation and continued development of the clinical pharmacy workforce.

The key purpose of this role is to:

  • Provide ‘at the elbow’ educational and training support for all aspects of clinical pharmacy services workflows focussing in the first 12 months on developing the Intern Pharmacists’ performance outcomes required for registration as a pharmacist.
  • Work effectively in a pharmacy team providing pharmacy services in a variety of areas and providing medicine and medicine advice safely and professionally to a variety of stakeholders.

Working closely with the interns and Team Leaders, you’ll be recognised as a well-rounded educator and will engage in training and developing team members in both Pharmacy and other disciplines.  You’ll also lead quality improvement initiatives and will have the opportunity to engage with Pharmacy professional groups outside Monash Health.

Your performance will be assessed with reference to a number of key result areas, including:

  • Supporting the oversight and training of intern pharmacists through their intern year
  • Supporting the training of individuals within clinical pharmacy teams
  • Supporting operations and clinical pharmacy services Team Leaders/members in providing a consistently safe, high quality, efficient and effective service
  • Providing expertise in medication management to clinical pharmacy teams
  • Participating in research and quality improvement
  • Supporting the Pharmacy Education Services team

About you

You can demonstrate hospital pharmacy and education experience and/or a genuine interest in education. With a willingness to lead by example and to role-model expectations to others, you are also highly professional. Your positive approach is infectious and people enjoy working with you.

You can also demonstrate:

  • Commitment to research, education and professional contribution
  • Current AHPRA registration as a Pharmacist and have Australian working rights

You’ll need to be flexible to work across the Monash Health network so a current Driver’s Licence and access to a reliable vehicle will be required.

Relevant postgraduate qualifications, such as Master of Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent, or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Stage 2 or above and leadership experience will be highly regarded.

 In return

You’ll have the rare opportunity to progress your Pharmacy career in education. Our Pharmacy Education Services Team is highly regarded and will work with you to further develop your skills and expertise, positioning you for potential advancement in your career.

 What we offer

  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your clinical skills and knowledge base
  • Avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills
  • Mentorship and career guidance
  • Support to attend relevant forums and conferences
  • A supportive learning environment

Our full-time employees have the opportunity to accrue a day off every four weeks.  In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff car parking and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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.

How to apply

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

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email –

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Click Apply Now or contact Samanta Wood, Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy on (03) 9594 6236 for a confidential discussion.

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