Job Vacancy:

Senior Pharmacist Inpatient Dispensary Services

Position: Permanent - Full Time
Job Code: 26703
Employer: Alfred Health
Salary: SX6-SX81
Closing application date: 23/02/2020

Job Description

Senior Pharmacist Inpatient Dispensary Services (Grade 3)
Full-time (permanent) – 80 hours per fortnight plus ADO

Alfred Health incorporating The Alfred, Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham Hospital

The Department

The Pharmacy services operate over 4 sites within Alfred Health and involve in training interns, undergraduate and overseas research students. Pharmacists are essential members of all clinical teams and have a critical role in patient management. Their understanding of Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Medicine Management ensures Alfred Health patients receive the best pharmacy care possible. Further information is available at


  • In association with the Deputy Director Pharmacy, take a lead on the professional leadership, management and direction of the inpatient dispensary service at The Alfred Hospital.
  • Maintaining a central role in the leadership and communication between the dispensaries, pharmacy department, the wards, clinics and ancillary support services.
  • Provision of safe, timely and efficient medication access to patients of the Alfred Hospital.
  • Supervision of relevant pharmacy staff in the performance of their daily responsibilities.
  • Relevant pharmacy staff compliance with pharmacy and hospital procedures relating to their responsibilities including but not limited to Dispensing, Drug Formulary and Drug Guidelines
  • Provision of a safe and efficient pharmacy service to Alfred Health inpatients including the provision of safe, efficient and economical use of medicines.


  • Onsite gym
  • Child care
  • Discount health insurance
  • Salary packaging
  • Car parking

Selection Criteria:


  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge in pharmacotherapeutics and economics
  • Communicates regularly with pharmacists outside the organisation through active participation in the affairs of pharmacy professional organisations.
  • Ability to search and analyse medical and paramedical literature
  • Patient-centred approach to care
  • A proven ability to manage staff, change and service development
  • Excellent communication and time management skills with the ability to prioritise, plan and organise your work and deliver to deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams
  • Advanced presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to liaise with individuals from other departments including medical, nursing and administrative staff
  • Advanced computer skills


  • Registered pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification such as Masters in Public Health / Pharmacy Practice / Clinical Pharmacy Practice / Health Management / Economics or equivalent
  • Completion of a specialist qualification, or completion or progression towards a PhD highly desirable
  • Credentialed or a portfolio that demonstrates progression towards credentialing as Advanced (Level 2 or 3) on the Australian Advanced Level Framework highly desirable

How to Apply

Via this website

Further Information: Belinda Theobald 9076-2061