Publications Pharmacist

June 18, 2024
Abbotsford, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


  • Immediate start
  • Part-time (0.4FTE), 16  hours per week
  • $90,000 - $100,000 (pro rata) per annum plus superannuation

The Publications Pharmacist will assist with the ongoing production of existing SHPA titles – the Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH) and Don’t Rush to Crush and assist with the development of new publications.

This is a part time position of 16 hours per week (0.4FTE) with flexibility negotiable. Salary is drawn from the Victorian Pharmacist Grade 2–3 ranges, with other conditions as per standard SHPA contract. Salary packaging is available. Initially offered as a one-year contract.

Key Duties:

SHPA Publications

  • Liaise with editorial committees and reviewers to produce publications that are of the highest quality and accuracy, within scope, on time and on budget
  • Contribute to and maintain the project plan for each publication
  • Review, edit and manage updates of monographs for each publication
  • Manage and maintain version control and references for each publication
  • Contribute to the archive file for each addition of an SHPA publication, for reference and in the event of liability or misadventure
  • Undertake project plan actions in a timely manner
  • Contribute to the SHPA Publications Strategy and publications sales in conjunction with the Marketing Specialist and Member Experience Team.

Support for routine operational functions of SHPA

  • Assist with general administration or routine SHPA functions as required
  • Give support to SHPA staff to address member queries on any publications topic
  • Develop other policies or undertake projects from time to time, as required

Required Skills:


  • Registered pharmacist with at least 3 years postgraduate clinical experience
  • Highly personable with a willing and positive approach to working within a small team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Experience in editing or development of publications or guidelines
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to conduct literature searches
  • Sound critical appraisal skills.


  • Ability to work with a range of volunteers from around Australia
  • Digital publishing experience
  • Working knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker or InDesign


Why apply?

We're proud of who we are and what we can offer our team:

  • SHPA supports a hybrid model between our Abbotsford office and remote working
  • Generous salary packaging every FBT year
  • Flexible work arrangements around start/finish times
  • Friendly, helpful and respectful team
  • Office dogs - lots of them!
  • EAP services
  • Fortnightly WFH allowance
  • Gifted leave during end-of-year shutdown period

We foster a collaborative culture and cultivate a positive approach to our day-to-day workload. We like to share a laugh, while remaining serious about the important work we do.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTQA+ and mature aged employees.


About Us

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is the national professional organisation for more than 6,000 pharmacists and associates working across Australia’s health system. SHPA is the only professional pharmacy organisation with a strong base of members practising in public and private hospitals and other health services.

If you'd like to learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit us at

Sounds good? We'd love to hear from you.


Please send your application - a cover letter and your resume - to



  1. Victorian-based applicants only please - this role can not be performed interstate or internationally.
  2. No recruiters please, we're managing this process. 

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