Job Vacancy:

Senior Pharmacist Community Care Services

Position: Ongoing Full Time
Job Code: 18982
Employer: Alfred Health
Salary: As per award
Closing application date: 01/02/2019

Job Description

The Pharmacy Department works closely with patients, their family and other health services to provide high level pharmaceutical care. Our departments’ priorities are to provide information on medication safety, cost-effective use of medication for patients and deliver specialised pharmacy expertise at important points of a patient’s recovery or treatment process. The Pharmacy Department at Alfred Health is a dynamic and innovative service at the forefront of clinical practice.

The Better at Home program is an inpatient substitution service which treats patients in their own home. Patients have at least one daily visit from a team of health professionals (geriatrician, nurse, allied health, allied health assistant, pharmacist) to assist patients who are not acutely unwell to achieve their goals in their home environment.
The Centralised HARP (Hospital Admission Risk Program) service is part of HARP CDM (Chronic Disease Management) and HARP Respiratory programs which aim to reduce preventable hospital admissions by providing comprehensive and integrated community based care and support for people with complex and chronic needs.
The Senior Clinical Pharmacist Community Care Medicine is responsible for the delivery and development of clinical pharmacy services to the Alfred HARP and Better at Home services and is a clinical leadership position. Working closely with the Lead Clinical Pharmacist, the post will provide progressive advanced level patient-centred care across Rehabilitation Aged and Community Care Services.
This post has a key role in the mentoring of junior pharmacists rotating through the RACC service. This would also include undergraduate student placements, intern rotations, postgraduate student placements and a contribution to medical, nursing, allied health and pharmacy education.
Research is an essential part of pharmacy services at Alfred Health. The post holder would also be expected to contribute to the research and educational activities of the RACC teams as well as pursue their own research.


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount health insurance
  • Child Care Centre
  • Onsite gym (membership fees apply)

Selection Criteria:


  • Registered pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Relevant clinical post-graduate qualification such as Masters Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent or progression towards.
  • Completion of a specialist qualification such as Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Credential or AACP/SHPA accreditation for Home Medication Reviews highly desirable.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates progression towards credentialing as Advanced (Level 2 or 3) on the Australian Advanced Level Framework highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience in the provision of clinical pharmacy services to older people with multiple chronic diseases is useful
  • Experience in managing people with cognitive or physical impairments that affect activities of daily living is useful
  • Experience working with older patients is highly desirable
  • Extensive experience with a demonstrated understanding of contemporary practice in QUM and therapeutics.
  • Extensive experience in the critical evaluation of medical literature and demonstrated ability to translate into clinical practice
  • Superior administrative and organisational skills, and exhibit the ability to work and communicate effectively with pharmacy staff, medical, nursing and other health professionals.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Erica Tong 9076 2061