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Lead Pharmacist Intensive Care - Quality and Innovation

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 6 days
    Published on 6 Jul 2021
  • Job no: 36162
  • 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.

  • Permanent - ongoing
  • Full-time – 80 hours per fortnight, with ADO
  • Approximately 60% clinical facing time and 40% dedicated to quality improvement activities, education and research in ICU
  • Classification – Grade 4 (TA20-TA22)
  • Alfred Location
  • Staff Benefits


The Alfred Hospital Intensive Care Unit is one of Australia's leading Intensive Care Units, admitting approximately 2000 patients per annum. The state-of-the-art 45 cubicle unit is one of the largest and certainly has the most complex case mix in the country.  It is a university-attached quaternary referral centre, providing State Services for heart & lung transplantation (including paediatric lung transplantation), artificial heart technology, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and burns.  Clinical pharmacy services are fully integrated into the unit, with a dedicated team providing clinical input seven days a week.

The Intensive Care Services also incorporate the Hyperbaric Unit as well as the Intensive Care Liaison and Medical Emergency Teams.

The Pharmacy Department is a recognised leader in the provision of comprehensive contemporary pharmacy services and has integrated clinical, educational, research and stewardship programs.  This includes unit based and patient centred clinical pharmacy programs supported by established education programs including foundation and advanced training residencies as well as formalised credentialing programs for many innovative clinical roles. The Pharmacy Department prioritises the delivery of excellence in patient care and the development, evaluation and adoption of innovative practices that improve the services provided.  

The pharmacy service to ICU is extensive and includes several pharmacist-led initiatives such as the partnered pharmacist medication charting (PPMC) model and an extended-hours service.

Further information is available at https://www.alfredhealth.org.au/services/pharmacy-at-alfred-health


The Lead Clinical Pharmacist Intensive Care position is a clinical leadership position.  The post will provide progressive patient-centred clinical services to Alfred Health’s most critical patients. The Lead Clinical Pharmacist ICU – Quality and Innovation is responsible for the delivery and development of clinical pharmacy services to the Intensive Care Unit, and oversight of the pharmacy services to the hyperbaric medicine and ICU liaison and medical emergency teams.

This position will be responsible for managing a team of ICU pharmacists, including senior and rotational pharmacists. The position will devote approximately 60% of their time providing direct patient care, with 40% of their time dedicated to innovation, research, education and training.


  • Registered pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Relevant clinical post-graduate qualification such as Masters in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Completion of a specialist qualification, or completion or progression towards a PhD highly desirable
  • Clinical experience managing critically ill patients
  • Strong interest and experience in quality and safety initiatives, mentoring and education
  • Credentialed or a portfolio that demonstrates progression towards credentialing as Advanced (Level 3) on the Australian Advanced Level Framework highly desirable


  • Salary packaging
  • Novated leasing
  • Onsite gym
  • Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking

If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Erica Tong (Deputy Director of Pharmacy) on 9076 2061 or email: e.tong@alfred.org.au.

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

Applications close Sunday 8th August 2021.

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

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