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Lead Pharmacist - Home, Acute and Community

LocationCaulfield Hospital
Work TypeFull time
Positions2 Positions
Job no: 67179
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Pharmacy
  • Permanent Full-Time: 80 hours per fortnight plus ADO
  • Grade 4 Hospital Pharmacist TA20 – TA22
  • Great Staff Benefits

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 Full-Time: 80 hours per fortnight plus ADO
  • Classification: Grade 4 Hospital Pharmacist TA20 – TA22
  • Award: Victorian Public Sector (Medical Scientists, Pharmacists and Psychologists) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025
  • Based at The Caulfield campus 



The Pharmacy services operate over four sites within Alfred Health and provide high quality, innovative, patient-focused services, education and training-based programs as well as high quality research.  Pharmacists are essential members of all clinical teams and have a critical role in patient management. The service has three key priorities:

  • Medication safety
  • Effective use of medicines
  • Delivery of specialist pharmacy expertise at critical points in the patient care pathway

Services have been aligned with the Alfred Health clinical programme structure; Further information is available at https://www.alfredhealth.org.au/services/pharmacy-at-alfred-health



The Lead Pharmacist – Home, Acute and Community Services is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the delivery and development of clinical pharmacy services across the Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care Services of the Home, Acute and Community clinical program of Alfred Health. This includes the supervision and development of a number of Senior Clinical Pharmacists and their teams. The services encompass approximately 100 inpatient beds and a range of community programs.

Based principally at Caulfield Hospital, the services include acute and integrated care, Health of Older People Programs and Rehabilitation services. Home, Acute & Community (HAC) is a clinical program across Alfred Health. The program plays an integral role within Victoria’s health care system, supporting people to maximise their health, independence and functioning, and minimise long-term care needs.  The Home, Acute and Community program oversees a diverse group of services promoting effective seamless care, from acute care back into the community. The services target people with loss of function or ability from any cause, either congenital or acquired. The Home Acute and Community Program is a state-wide provider of rehabilitation for patients following acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, multi-trauma and amputation.

The Lead Pharmacist will also provide direct clinical services to the Aged Care unit, and have dedicated non-clinical time to support quality development of the team. 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 HAC Program as well as pursue their own related program of research.



  • Registered pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Relevant clinical post-graduate qualification such as Masters in Clinical Pharmacy Practice or equivalent
  • Completion of a relevant specialist qualification, or completion or progression towards a PhD highly desirable
  • Recognition as an ANZCAP consultant, or equivalent, in the specialty of Transitions of Care, Geriatric medicine and or Leadership and Management highly desirable



  • Extensive experience in the provision of clinical pharmacy services in rehabilitation, aged care, geriatrics, community care services or a related specialty.
  • Extensive hospital pharmacy experience with a demonstrated understanding of contemporary practice in hospital clinical pharmacy services, QuM and therapeutics.
  • Extensive experience in development, delivery and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services.
  • Extensive experience in supervision, mentoring and development of staff.
  • Experience in development of senior staff highly desirable.
  • Superior administrative and organisational skills, and exhibit the ability to work and communicate effectively with pharmacy staff and other health professionals.



  • 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 Dr Erica Tong (Deputy Director of Pharmacy) via Tel: (03) 9076 2061 or [email protected].

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


Applications close at the end of Sunday February 25th 2024.

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 accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au