Pharmacist – Mental Health

Monash Health
January 24, 2023
Clayton, Australia
Job Type
Position description
State or territory


Working in healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

We are now recruiting for an experienced pharmacist who has developed a passion for Mental Health. Monash Health provides ambulatory, acute inpatient and long term inpatient Mental Health services for all ages, from paediatrics through adolescents, perinatal, adult and aged care. Apply your knowledge in one of these areas, or explore a new area – this role lets you do both.

About the Role

Working closely with the Mental Health Pharmacy Team Leader, you’ll be recognised as a knowledge resource and will engage in training and developing team members in both Pharmacy and other disciplines. You will provide a high quality clinical service to patients whilst building on your existing experience. You’ll also lead quality improvement initiatives and will have the opportunity to engage with Pharmacy professional groups outside Monash Health.

This role will be appointed as Grade 2 to Grade 4 dependent on your experience. If you would like to be considered for Grade 3 or 4 you will need to demonstrate your experience through submission of a portfolio of evidence.

We have Mental Health services at Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Monash Medical Centre (Clayton), Monash Children’s Hospital (Clayton) and Kingston Centre, so you will have the opportunity to work at any of these sites.

What You bring

You already have significant hospital pharmacy experience and/or a genuine interest in Mental Health.  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:

  • Leadership experience
  • Commitment to research, education and professional contribution in Mental Health
  • Current AHPRA registration as a Pharmacist and Australian working rights

Relevant postgraduate qualifications, such as Master of Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent, or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Stage 2 or Stage 3 will be highly regarded.

In return

You’ll have the rare opportunity to progress your Pharmacy career in your particular area of interest.  Our Pharmacy leadership team is highly regarded and will work with you to further develop your skills and expertise, positioning you for potential advancement down the track.

About Us

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria. More than 400 of us work in our Pharmacy Team, while providing clinical, operational and quality pharmacy services to patients in our hospitals and community settings. We are a diverse group of professionals, focused on achieving the best outcomes and experiences for our community.

What we offer

All our full-time employees can elect to accrue a day off every four weeks.  In addition, you’ll have access to benefits including salary packaging options, a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Program, private health insurance benefits, employee imaging service, travel clinic, strong support from industry superannuation funds and a reward and recognition program.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and are 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 and iCare values.

How to Apply

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

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents

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

Please note, selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.

For a confidential discussion about your suitability for this role please contact either:

  • Nicole Dirnbauer, Deputy Director of Pharmacy – Operations, Ph: 0428 680 335.or
  • Contact Monash Health Pharmacy department and ask to speak with a Deputy Director of Pharmacy - 03 95942360

We have a number of pharmacist positions available at Monash Health currently; if you are interested in any of the other positions that are advertised please mention this in your cover letter.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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