Senior Pharmacist – Project Pharmacist (Medication Optimisation)

Alfred Health
August 27, 2020
Melbourne, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


  • Senior Pharmacist Projects Pharmacist (Medication Optimisation) - 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




  • Assist in the development and implemtnation of a medicines optimisation strategy.
  • To assist the Associate Director with contracts management and revenue related projects.
  • To assist the Associate Director and Formulary Manager and liaise with relevant stakeholders regarding opportunities for medication utilisation
  • To contribute to the development of  appropriate audits and reports to monitor drug use and prescribing patterns, financial analysis and reporting for consideration at Drugs & Therapeutics Committee (DTC).
  • To assist the Formulary Manager with monitoring, reviewing and improving hospital medication processes by implementing quality improvement projects.
  • To take a role in drug protocols development and cost-effective use of medications as required.


  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and decision making skills
  • Ability to search and analyse medical and paramedical literature
  • Ability to analyse and review clinical and financial data in a number of formats
  • Advanced presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to liaise with individuals from other departments including medical, nursing and administrative staff
  • Ability to communicate in spoken and written English
  • Advanced computer skills including database and excel management
  • Must have a strong commitment in patient care, continuing education, personal professional development and research


  • Registered pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Relevant post graduate qualifications, preferably Masters degree level or recognised specialisation qualifications relevant to the position.
  • Credentialed or a portfolio that demonstrates progression towards credentialing as Advanced (Level 2 or 3) on the Australian Advanced Level Framework highly desirable
  • Hospital pharmacy experience in clinical and non-clinical services.
  • Experience in the critical evaluation of medical literature
  • Superior administrative and organisational skills, and exhibit the ability to work and communicate effectively with pharmacy staff and other health professionals.



  • Onsite gym (currently closed due to COVID)
  • Child care
  • Discount health insurance
  • Salary packaging
  • Car parking


If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, including your resume and cover letter.


Applications close at midnight on Sunday 20th September


For a confidential discussion please contact Diane Walters, Associate Director of Pharmacy - Tel: +61 3 9076 2061 or Email:


Applications must be submitted electronically via the Alfred Health website - applications forwarded to the contact email address will not be considered.


Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.



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