Campuses where pharmacy intern will work: Benalla Health and Northeast Health Wangaratta
Benalla Health is a small rural health service providing hospital and health care to the Benalla community, with a focus on urgent and inpatient care, surgical services, maternity services and a diverse range of community health programs. Healthcare is provided in close partnership with General Practitioners from three local GP clinics, as well as Visiting Specialists, and 4 local community pharmacies.
Around 200 km from central Melbourne, Benalla is the rural city at the gateway of beautiful northeast Victoria and High Country. The 'Rose City', with famous gardens at Lake Benalla, it is a thriving cultural hub and internationally renowned street arts precinct, and is the starting point for the North East Victoria Silo Arts Trail. Winton Wetlands are a short drive away, and the Victorian alpine ski resorts are within easy reach for a day trip to the snow. Benalla is also home to the largest gliding club in Australia, with joy flights and flight training available near the hospital.
Intern program information
- 1 intern position is available in 2023 (government-funded)
Benalla Health’s Pharmacy Department is a team made up of 4 Pharmacists, 1 Intern, and 2 Pharmacy Technicians, with the intern training program being a joint effort between Benalla Health and Northeast Health Wangaratta. The Pharmacy Intern assists the pharmacist and technician on duty to provide clinical & operational pharmacy services to areas such as the Urgent Care Centre, Acute Ward (a mix of General Surgical, General Medical, Cardiac, Geriatric, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care), Operating Theatres and Day Procedures Unit.
Our internship is offered in partnership with Northeast Wangaratta (NHW), located just 25 minutes away. Training & education is provided during work hours, supported by credentialed Clinical Pharmacy Educators at both hospitals.
The Benalla Health Pharmacy Intern participates in the NHW Weekly Tutorial Program along with 3 NHW Pharmacy Interns (including plenty of OTC and practice exams), via a mix of videoconferencing, and in-person at NHW. Tutorials are facilitated by credentialed Clinical Pharmacy Educators based at NHW, and are designed to support and supplement the teaching & training provided by Benalla Health pharmacists. The Benalla Health intern will spend a day each week, as well as several 3-week block rotations, at NHW throughout the year, broadening their experience in medication management via rotations through clinical areas not available a Benalla Health. During those rotations the intern works as part of the NHW Pharmacy Team, being responsible for delivering pharmacy services the Maternity, Day Stay Unit & Dialysis Units (under supervision).
Benalla Health offers intern pharmacists the opportunity to complete a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice during their internship, via the Intern Foundation Program offered by Monash University’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
Interns also learn with their hospital-based peers across the region, via regular scheduled videoconferences involving Northeast Health Wangaratta, Albury/Wodonga Health, Goulburn Valley Health & Echuca Regional Health Service.
Angela Lawrence, Pharmacist-In Charge
T: (03) 5761 4230
Susan Trevillian, Pharmacist – Clinical Governance
T: 0438 436 785
Intern positions in 2023
- 1 DHHS funded
- The advantages of being a Benalla Health employee
- Why Benalla is a great choice
- Benalla Health Code of Conduct
- Tutorial Program
- Intern Orientation Timetable
- Intern Rotation Program
- Intern Tutorial Program
- Meet our 2022 Pharmacy Intern Stephanie
- Meet our NHW and Benalla Health Pharmacy Department Leaders David, Susan and Angela