Position Details
Reference Number 30224
Position Title Pharmacist - Quality Use of Medicines Grade 3
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Pharmacy
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary

Senior Pharmacist – Quality Use of Medicines

The Monash Health Pharmacy Department is seeking an outstanding Pharmacist to coordinate medication safety activities at Monash Health

  • Grade 3 Senior Pharmacist – Pharmacist Award Classification SX6-SX81
  • Monash Health, based primarily at Monash Medical Centre Clayton
  • Full Time, ongoing position 


About us

Monash Health provides integrated health care services available to over 1.3 million people, representing 32% of the population of greater Melbourne.  We provide many uniquely integrated community and hospital based services which include highly specialised surgical and medical diagnosis, treatment and monitoring; mental health services; rehabilitation and aged care programs and palliative care.

About the role

The key purpose of this role is to promote the quality use of medicines and medication safety within the organisation by applying knowledge, skills, professional judgement and initiative to improve patient outcomes.

In this role, your key responsibilities will be:

  • Coordinate the meetings and activities of Monash Health Medication Safety and Therapeutics Committee
  • Lead and/or participate in medication safety improvement strategies and projects across the organisation
  • Review all medication related incidents reported and ensure they are investigated appropriately
  • Undertake audits according to the annual schedules
  • Assist in the generation of monthly quality reports, relevant quality improvement plans and risk registers
  • Be responsible for the overall governance of medication related and pharmacy documents (guidelines, procedures, tools and medication profiles)
  • Actively participate in the preparation for National Standard and Quality Health Service Standards accreditation, with a particular focus on Standard 4


About you

To take your application forward, you’ll need to demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Current registration as a pharmacist with AHPRA, supported by demonstrated experience in a hospital pharmacy environment
  • Proven leadership, negotiation and decision making skills and the ability to lead change initiatives to impact operational effectiveness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in interprofessional teams
  • Clinical educator and/or supervision training, skills and experience

You are committed to your own continued professional development and you have either completed or are in process of completing relevant postgraduate qualifications. Advanced Pharmacy Practice Stage 2 (Consolidated) or Stage 3 (Advanced) credentialing has been completed (or in progress/intended) and you have a keen interest in research.

What’s on offer at Monash Health?

  • Salary packaging
  • Pharmacist professional development to support your career goals including opportunities for career progression
  • Recognition and reward program
  • Organisational commitment to your health and wellbeing, including – onsite fitness centre, general practitioner services, confidential coaching and support service and smoke free workplace.

How to apply

Click Apply Now or contact Wendy Ewing, Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy on 9594 1364 or Sue Kirsa, Director of Pharmacy on 9594 2360 for a confidential discussion.

Selection Criteria Registration with Pharmacy Board of Australia
Contact Person
Sue Kirsa Director of Pharmacy 9594 2360 sue.kirsa@monashhealth.org
Wendy Ewing Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy 9594 2360
Advertising Closing 27/11/2017
Position Documents
Position Description - QUM Grade 3 QUM Grade 3_Nov17.doc
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