Job Vacancy:

Regional Lead Pharmacist

Position: Full Time, Temporary up to 4/12/2020
Job Code: 716619
Employer: SA Pharmacy - Mount Gambier
Salary: Total Indicative Remuneration $110,755 - $118,560 - AHP4
Closing application date: 21/02/2020

Job Description

The Regional Lead Pharmacist is responsible for the day-to-day management of the designated Pharmacy Services and the coordination, development and supervision of other professional staff, support staff, intern pharmacists and students. The Regional Lead Pharmacist contributes to the services teaching and training program and is responsible for orientation, education, training and supervision to graduates, students, support staff and professional staff assigned to the Service.

The Regional Lead Pharmacist contributes to the development of, and ensures conformance with, health service drug policy and pharmacy policy and procedures relating to the use of drugs through active membership on relevant committees and working parties, which may be site, LHN or Statewide.

Selection Criteria:


Educational/Vocational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia

Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills:

  • Demonstrated management experience and the ability to lead a team
  • Ability to provide leadership in investigating, implementing and developing strategies for improving service delivery
  • Well-demonstrated interpersonal skills with a capacity to win trust, respect and confidence of staff at all levels
  • Ability to influence and optimise practice relating to medication management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and good public relations skills and ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of people
  • Ability to work independently or under broad guidelines and self-direction
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, resilient
  • Demonstrated high level change management skills
  • Excellent organisation skills, including effective time management and ability to prioritise, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently under limited direction to meet deadlines and achieve agreed outputs whilst working with demanding and sometimes competing priorities in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake research, analyse and interpret data
  • Demonstrated high level problem solving skills and ability to be innovative
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and direction in investigating, changing, implementing and developing strategies for improving service delivery
  • Ability to initiate, solve, plan and implement procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary health care team
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, educate and train professional and non-professional staff


  • Extensive experience in hospital pharmacy practice
  • Professionally competent in all aspects of drug dispensing, distribution and patient counselling
  • Leadership, supervisory or management experience within pharmacy departments and multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in teaching graduates and undergraduates of pharmacy and other health disciplines
  • Previous involvement in research
  • Financial Management


  • Professionally and technically competent in pharmacy practice and services
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant codes of practice and standards
  • Experience in developing and reporting workforce and service Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


Educational/Vocational Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Qualification in pharmacy or Health Services Management or related discipline
  • Relevant professional competency accreditation eg The Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist
  • Member of a professional body

Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills:

  • Demonstrated Project Management Skills


  • Experience across multiple hospital pharmacy practice settings including rural health (with or without management role)
  • Accredited graduate teaching and training
  • Service review/expansion/development
  • Membership of hospital/health service and professional committees
  • Financial Management
  • Experience with iPharmacy software

How to Apply

Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Melissa Ward 08 8204 1445