Backfill Pharmacist

Echuca Regional Health is located just 200 kilometres north from Melbourne, in the beautiful riverside location of Echuca-Moama. Echuca-Moama offers a wide range of sporting and leisure activities for people of all ages. Whether you are into fishing, water skiing, golf, camping or enjoy fine food and wine, the Echuca-Moama region has plenty to offer.

After a $65 million redevelopment completed in August 2015, Echuca Regional Health comprises 113 beds providing a comprehensive range of services including emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, paediatric, urology, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, dental, chemotherapy and haemodialysis services. Echuca Regional Health encompasses an aged care service, Glanville Village, which accommodates 60 residential beds.

Echuca Regional Health is the largest employer in the Campaspe Shire, employing over 750 staff. The health service has an operating budget of $64 million and returns in excess of $35 million each year to our community in salaries, wages and purchases from local businesses. With a strong focus on increasing our capacity as a sub-Regional teaching health service, Echuca Regional Health employees are dedicated professionals who strive to deliver the best possible care to their community.

Employee and family benefits include:

* Comprehensive learning and development program

* Flexible employment practices

* Salary packaging

* Extended employee assistance program (including support for family members)

* Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

* Employee recognition program

* Free onsite parking.

Echuca Regional Health is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Echuca Regional Health says NO to Family Violence.

Job Details
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Department: Echuca Regional Health
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Campaspe
Reference: VG/BP140918
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Pharmacist Grade 2 2018.docx (Word, 482KB)


Applying for Work at ERH 2018.pdf (PDF, 124KB)


Contact: Chris Turner
(03) 5485 5987

Position Details

Hospital pharmacist leave cover position


  • This is a newly created position that will enable the department to continue to function when pharmacists take leave 
  • The position will require knowledge and abilities across the various areas of pharmacy services provided by the department

Applications are sought from suitably qualified pharmacists with previous hospital pharmacy experience to work in the pharmacy department at Echuca Regional Health. 

Key responsibilities include:

Echuca Regional Health is seeking a Grade 2 Pharmacist who wants to grow and develop their career.  Applicants should be highly motivated with a good work ethic.  They will be able to perform well in a team and communicate effectively with patients and staff.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate their interest in professional development.  

You will work closely with a team of pharmacists and technicians who are committed to delivering patient focused services to Echuca Regional Health. A strong commitment to team work, flexibility and organisation skill is essential to deliver high quality patient focused pharmaceutical care. 

Your duties will include:

  • Timely and accurate dispensing of prescriptions for outpatients, inpatients and patients for discharge
  • Provide drug information to health care professionals and to patients where appropriate
  • Contribute to stock control and claiming of medications
  • Contribute to weekend and after hour services when required
  • Promote medication safety
  • Participate in quality use of medication projects, audits and dispensary base quality assurance activities 

Key Qualifications/experience should include:

  • Current registration as a pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Current Victorian/New South Wales drivers licence is essential.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills 

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in a hospital pharmacy
  • Relevant post graduate qualification
  • Dispensary management
  • Clinical pharmacy services for inpatients

This position requires completion of a satisfactory National Police Check prior to appointment.

How to Apply: 

Please take the time to read the position description attached to this advertisement.  

Your application must outline how your skills, knowledge and personal attributes relate to the key selection criteria. 

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.  If you experience technical difficulty please contact: 1300 366 356 for assistance.  

If you require access to a computer to complete your online application please contact our Education Department: 03 54855286. 

Applications must include:

  1. A covering letter;
  2. Resume;
  3. Completed online questionnaire; and
  4. Three professional referees. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to the Director of Pharmacy, Chris Turner, on: (03)  54855987 

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. 

Applications close midnight on 19th September 2018


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