Senior Pharmacist Psychiatry

Alfred Health
April 30, 2022
55 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


  • Job no: 52921
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Pharmacy

Alfred Health
Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community-based services.

A collaborative partnership within Alfred Mental and Addiction Health (AMAH) has created an exciting role for a Senior Pharmacist in our Community Mental Health program. The Senior Pharmacist will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide high-level pharmacy expertise focussing on clients experiencing mental illness.

  • Senior Clinical Pharmacist Mental and Addiction Health
  • Full-Time - 80 hours per fortnight plus ADO
  • 12 month (Maternity Leave Cover) Contract
  • Grade 3 Hospital Pharmacist SX6 – SX81
  • Based at St Kilda Road Clinic, St Kilda Rd Melbourne

The Pharmacy Department works closely with patients, their family and other health services to provide excellent service in the area of medication management. 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 provides a dynamic and innovative clinical pharmacy service to ensure Alfred Health patients receive the best pharmacy care possible. Further information is available at

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist with experience in providing clinical pharmacy services across a range of mental health services but with a special interest in community-based mental health care. You will work collaboratively with our existing community mental health pharmacist, Lead Pharmacist and the multidisciplinary team to achieve the best medication outcomes for individual patients under the Alfred (Adult) Community Mental Health Program, and provide support and contribute to the overall Pharmacy Service for Alfred Mental and Addiction Health.

Our services are provided through comprehensive structured outpatient and community-based programs that focus on enhancing the mental health, independence and overall wellbeing of people residing in the community.

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 Mental and Addiction Health Program.

•    Demonstrated knowledge in pharmacotherapeutics in psychotropic medicine, including acute psychiatry, child and adolescent services and older age mental health services, addiction and substance misuse services
•    Demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills
•    Ability to search and analyse medical literature
•    Demonstrate leadership, initiative and complex decision-making skills
•    Ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary team environment


  • Registered pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Relevant clinical post-graduate qualification such as Masters in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Credentialed or a portfolio that demonstrates progression towards credentialing as Advanced (Level 2 or 3) on the Australian Advanced Level Framework highly desirable


Working at Alfred Health, benefits include:

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite staff gym (At the Alfred)
  • Car parking (subject to availability)
  • Child Care services
  • Wellbeing initiatives

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

Applications close Sunday 22nd May 2022

For a confidential discussion about this position, please contact either: Viandro Borja, Lead Pharmacist Alfred Mental and Addiction Health – Telephone (03) 9076 7932, Email Susanne Birks, Community Program Manager Alfred Mental and Addiction Health – Telephone (03) 9076 9888, Email

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Alfred Health website - applications forwarded to the contact email addresses 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. In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status.

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