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Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Community Mental Health

  • Alfred Health Full Time - Permanent
  • Closed 22 days ago
    Published on 22 Jul 2019

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  • Job no: 21421
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Pharmacy


We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist with experience in providing clinical pharmacy services across a spectrum of mental health services but with a special interest in community based mental health care.  You will work in partnership with our existing community pharmacist and the multidisciplinary programme to achieve the best medication outcomes for individual patients, and will contribute to the overall Alfred Health Pharmacy Service to Mental and Addiction Health Services. 

Our services are provided through comprehensive structured outpatient and community based programs that focus on enhancing the mental health, independence and overall well-being of people residing in the community. The newly created position will complement existing community based mental health pharmacy services; developing and delivering clinical pharmacy services across a number of services from child and adolescent services through to more acute community based adult mental health services.

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 Services Programme as well as pursue their own programme of research.


  • 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
  • Communicates regularly with pharmacists outside the organisation through active participation in the affairs of pharmacy professional organisations.
  • Ability to demonstrate communication and decision making skills
  • Ability to search and analyse medical and paramedical literature


  • Registered pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Relevant clinical post-graduate qualification such as Masters in Clinical Pharmacy Practice 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


Working at Alfred Health, benefits include:

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

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

Applications close Monday 29th July 2019

For a confidential discussion please contact either Susanne Birks, Community Programme Manager – tel 9076 9888, Email:, or Diane Walters, Associate Director of Pharmacy - Tel: +61 3 9076 2061,  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.


  • Closed 22 days ago - 29 Jul 2019
  • Published on 22 Jul 2019, 12:06 AM