Senior Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist - Grade 3 (Permanent Full time)

Job posted: 06/03/2023
Applications close: 03/04/2023 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 33540

Reference: 33540

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Join a dynamic team providing clinical leadership and specialist pharmacy support to the Infectious Diseases unit
• Salary packaging and staff parking on site is available.
• Enjoy the lifestyle benefits of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula area
• Successful New Zealand candidates may be eligible for $10k relocation allowance from the Victorian Department of Health

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

• Provide clinical leadership and specialised advice regarding antimicrobial use for patients receiving complex pharmacological treatments or not responding to established treatment regimes.
• Support effective antimicrobial stewardship by developing effective policy and clinical practice guidelines
• Supervise and mentor rotational pharmacy staff participating in antimicrobial stewardship activities
• Participate in research and quality improvement activities associated with antimicrobial stewardship

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:

Essential Criteria
• Full Pharmacy Board of Australia (AHPRA) registration with no restrictions to the scope of practice, or appropriate pharmaceutical qualification eligible for the registration.
• Recent broad range of hospital clinical pharmacy experience.
• Extensive experience in mentoring and supervision of staff.
• Demonstrated ability to manage change and service development.
• Capacity to perform under pressure, to meet time constraints and determined work priorities.
• Demonstrated highly developed communication and liaison skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team in accordance with Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Guidelines.
• Ability to represent the pharmacy department on committees/working groups.
• Commitment to patient-focused service delivery.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Stewardship sections of Standard 3 of the National Standards for Quality and Safety in Healthcare and Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard.
• Staff in patient facing roles are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in line with organisational infection prevention requirements

Desirable Criteria
• Masters in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent clinical qualification such as Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties certification)
• Experience in Antimicrobial Stewardship programs
• Demonstrate commitment to development of the profession through involvement in relevant pharmacy organisations (e.g. SHPA, PSA, ACPP, AHP) or participation in relevant groups
• Team management experience.
• Research and/or projects to improve the pharmacy service.

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:


This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Senior Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist - Grade 3 (Permanent Full time)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Euna Hwang - 97847559

Senior Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist - Grade 3 (Permanent Full time)