Position Details
Reference Number 50035
Position Title Foundation Resident Pharmacist
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Pharmacy
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Join our highly skilled team at Monash Health
  • Exciting opportunity in a new and expanding area of pharmacy practice
  • Rotational roles may be based at any of our Monash Health sites

Foundation Resident Pharmacist – Grade 1

The Monash Health Pharmacy Department is seeking an outstanding Pharmacist to further develop their pharmacy skills and carer within the supported environment of the Monash Health network.

  • Grade 1 Pharmacist – Pharmacist Award Classification SW5- SW10
  • Full time – 2+ year contract
    • Work prior to residency for orientation and training as soon as possible
    • Residency to commence March 2022- March 2024
  • 4 x 6 month rotations (surgical, general medicine, operational and breadth/elective)
  • Work across all Monash Health sites

About Us

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We provide safe, high-quality care to one-quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan, from pre-birth to end-of-life.

More than 18,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-east Melbourne, including seven hospitals and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. Each year:

  • We provide more than 3.2 million episodes of care to our community,
  • Close to 260,000 people are admitted to our hospitals,
  • Close to 217,000 people receive care at our three emergency departments,
  • We respond to more than 64,000 ambulance arrivals,
  • We perform more than 48,000 surgical procedures, and
  • We deliver more than 10,000 babies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to a fair, non-discriminatory workplace that maximises the talent, potential and contribution of all.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists at Monash Health for eight early career pharmacists to join our team and participate in our Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) accredited, Foundation Residency Program. There is an opportunity to join the pharmacy team prior to the residency commencement in March 2022 for orientation and training. The current 2021 pharmacy interns are also encouraged to apply.

The Residents are supported by an enthusiastic Pharmacy Education Team and will be assigned dedicated preceptors for each rotation. Together, the resident and preceptor will complete Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercises (mini CEX’s), case based discussions and SHPA Clinical Competency Achievement Tool (ClinCAT) evaluations amongst other activities, which will help guide the resident’s development and learning over the 2 year residency program. The resident will develop research experience and skills through leading a research project with supervisor support.

The key purpose of this role is to:

  • Participate in a structured, formalised and supported rotational pharmacist residency program over 2 years
  • Work effectively in a pharmacy team providing  pharmacy services in a variety of settings
  • Provide medicines and medication advice safely and professionally to a variety of clients.
  • Weekends and public holidays overtime work will be required.


  • Provide pharmacy services in a safe and professional manner to Monash Health patients, clients and carers
  • Complete all required residency activities to a high standard, including a research project, within the 2 year residency program.

About You


  • Current registration as a pharmacist with AHPRA
  • Ability to work effectively in interprofessional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to continued professional development and education
  • Has a positive “can-do” attitude and displays initiative and reliability 


  • Relevant post graduate qualifications (completed or in progress)
  • Previous experience in a hospital environment
  • Established clinical pharmacy practice skills and experience.

What’s on offer at Monash Health?

  • Salary packaging
  • Health and wellbeing programs and smoke free workplace
  • Employee support:  confidential coaching and support service
  • Recognition and reward program
  • Pharmacist professional development and opportunities for career progression.

How to Apply

Click Apply Now or contact Samanta Wood, Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy on (03) 9594 6236 for a confidential discussion.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org. 

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions all employees working in the Public Health system need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status.   All candidates that are recommended for appointment will be required to provide evidence they meet the vaccination criteria.

This will be by providing a copy of your immunisation history statementwhich can be accessed via My Gov, or evidence that you have a vaccination appointment before 1 November 2021.  This evidence will need to be uploaded to the E Recruit system.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates that can provide evidence that they meet the above requirements.  If you are unsure of these requirements please contact the Recruitment Manager for this vacancy.

Contact Person
Pam Tizzano PA - Pharmacy Department 9594 2360
Samanta Wood Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy 9594 2360
Advertising Closing 29/10/2021
Proposed End Date 01/03/2024
Position Documents
Foundation Resident PhC Foundation Resident PD 2021.pdf
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