Job Vacancy:

Senior Pharmacist – Clinical Pharmacy, Allied Health Professional Level 4

Position: Permanent position 38 hours per week Weekend work: Occasional On-call work: Occasional RDO roster in place
Job Code: 503604
Employer: Launceston General Hospital
Salary: $101,858 - $108,496 pro rata
Closing application date: 14/01/2018

Job Description

The Senior Pharmacist – Clinical Pharmacy is the most senior member of the clinical pharmacy team at the Launceston General Hospital and provides leadership and supervision to all pharmacists and pharmacy staff in relation to clinical activities.

The Senior Pharmacist – Clinical Pharmacy has a range of direct reports, including Team Leader – Clinical Pharmacy, Specialist Pharmacist positions including but not limited to Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Acute Medical Unit and Rehabilitation.

The successful applicant will manage the provision of a safe and efficient clinical pharmacy service to inpatients of the Launceston General Hospital by coordinating the provision of clinical pharmacy services to hospital patients in line with relevant stands, such as the SHPA Standard of Practice for Clinical Pharmacy.

The successful applicant will supervise team members and provide leadership and performance management by working with the Team Leader, Clinical Pharmacy to set a consistent expectation of performance across the team.

This position forms part of the Launceston General Hospital Pharmacy management team.

Enthusiastic Pharmacists looking to actively participate to the contribution of the statewide service delivery functions of Statewide Hospital Pharmacy Operations should apply.


  • Salary packaging is available.
  • Flexible work/life balance.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • RDO roster in place.
  • Relocation assistance available.

Selection Criteria:

  • Entitled to be granted registration by the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

Additional information:

Hospital Information:

The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is a 350 bed hospital in Tasmania’s northern population centre of Launceston. Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities, with a population of approximately 80,000. The LGH provides hospital services to patients in the State’s north, and is a referral centre for patients in the north west. Strong relationships exist with the Royal Hobart Hospital in the State’s south, and the University of Tasmania, including the School of Pharmacy and Rural Clinical school.

Department Head:

Tom Simpson, Executive Director Statewide Hospital Pharmacy

Department Information:

The LGH Pharmacy Department forms part of the Statewide Hospital Pharmacy Operations Unit. The LGH Pharmacy Department employs around 40 pharmacists and support staff. The Department provides clinical pharmacy services to a number of wards of the hospital (including ICU, paediatrics, oncology, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, acute medicine, general medical and surgical wards).

It also provides a number of other services including the manufacturing of aseptic and non aseptic products, chemotherapy preparation, clinical trials, outpatient dispensing, therapeutic drug monitoring and educational in-services.

The Department has strong links with the Pharmacy School at the University of Tasmania, with regular student rotations. The Department also prides itself on providing an excellent intern training program.

How to Apply

Via this website
Further Information:
Contact: Paula Cooper, Pharmacy Support Officer, (03) 6777 6733