Pharmacist In Charge

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20026133F
Closing Date: 22-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3249.docx (Word, 433KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tim Dorey on 0439 900 327

Position Details

  • VPSG5 range $92,253 - $111,619 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • One full time, fixed term (2 years) position available
  • Working within the Custodial Health Service Division, Human Resource Department located at the Melbourne Custody Centre, 520 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne*


About the role:

The Custodial Health Service provides acute care to all persons entering police custody across the state. An exciting opportunity exists for an AHPRA registered Pharmacist who is seeking an in-charge full time position that will include providing a clinical pharmacy service, promotion of medication safety, and the management of a pharmacy room in a progressive health service.

The position reports directly to the Chief Custodial Health Officer.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Pharmacy Room and staff.
  • Contribute to budget planning and monitor expenditure and financial performance of the contracted pharmaceutical suppliers.
  • Lead and manage quality improvement projects and activities.
  • Reporting, you will provide expert advice and guidance on all aspects of contemporary pharmacy governance, quality assurance and quality improvement processes.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Recent hospital pharmacy experience
  • Skilled provision of clinical pharmacy services
  • Management experience and team leadership skills are required  
  • Advanced skills in liaison, consultation and negotiation applicable to pharmacy services within a complex, sensitive environment.
  • Membership/Fellowship of relevant professional college is desirable


Requirements and relevant information:

  • Current AHPRA registration
  • You must be available to undertake after hours and weekend on-site services and provide expert support services to all Victoria Police staff within a custodial setting

*Your usual place of work will be within the Custodial Health Service Division, Human Resource Department, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department as required.


How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume and response to the key selection criteria.


If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact the Chief Custodial Health Officer, Tim Dorey on 0439 900 327 or via email;

If you have a disability / medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email


Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Tuesday 22 August 2017.


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