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Senior Pharmacist - Project Pharmacist (Medication Optimisation)

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Permanent
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 2 days ago
    Published on 27 Aug 2020

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  • Job no: 30122
  • Categories: 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.

  • 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 https://www.alfredhealth.org.au/services/pharmacy-at-alfred-health 

 

 

THE ROLE

This position plays a key role in the expansion of the medicines optimisation strategy within Alfred Health. Working closely alongside the Pharmacy Executive and the Formulary Manager, the post holder will assist in the management of contracts and revenue related projects, and in identifying and monitoring drug use and prescribing patterns, financial analysis and review. They will be integral to understanding and improving hospital medication processes and providing financial information to support the work of the AH Drugs and Therapeutics Committee.

 

  • Assist in the development and implementation 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. 

 

 

YOUR SKILLS

  • 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

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

  • 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.

 

BENEFITS

  • 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: d.walters@alfred.org.au

 

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.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

 

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.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closed 2 days ago - 20 Sep 2020
  • Published on 27 Aug 2020, 5:13 AM