Campuses at which pharmacy interns will work: Monash Medical Centre, Dandenong Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital and Victorian Heart Hospital.
Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborns and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. Monash Health includes Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre and several rehabilitation, aged care, community and mental health services. Opening in 2023, the Victorian Heart Hospital, will Australia's first state-of-the-art, specialist cardiac hospital.
The integration of the various hospital pharmacy departments into a single department has created a large, dynamic organisation, which offers many opportunities. The pharmacy department also provides services to Jessie McPherson Private Hospital and Sir John Monash Private Hospital.
Intern program information
- 13 Intern positions are available in 2023 (11 DHHS funded plus 2 hospital self-funded)
The Monash Health Pharmacy Department provides a structured intern training program which includes orientation to each pharmacy practice area, learning objectives and assessments for each rotation. Monash Health participates in the Monash University Intern Foundation Program. This program recognises the high-quality workplace learning offered by Monash Health and, together with the Monash University Intern Training Program, enables intern pharmacists to complete a Master of Pharmacy by the conclusion of their intern training year.
Intern pharmacists are:
- Rotated through each pharmacy practice area and are rostered for weekend and late shift work. The program places great emphasis on active learning. Weekly tutorials are given by expert pharmacists or visiting speakers and cover both hospital specific topics and primary health care topics (see tutorial timetable). Particular emphasis is placed on the development of clinically orientated skills. Visits to other hospital departments are organised during the year.
- Rostered to ward/unit based clinical pharmacy services for 27 weeks of their 48 weeks training. The program also provides experiential training in Quality Use of Medicines, Medicines Information, Dispensary, Compounding and Medication Review services. During the year, intern pharmacists undertake individual projects and will be required to make presentations, including a case studyto the Pharmacy Department staff.
- Paired up with a mentor pharmacist, who will focus on providing support throughout the year by sharing experiences, perspectives and facilitating development where relevant.
- Required to undertake the Monash University Intern Training Program. Enrolment in the Monash University Intern Foundation Program is highly recommended.
- Jeff Davies, Intern Pharmacist Education Coordinator on 9594 2360
- Berenice Sheridan, Intern Pharmacist Education Coordinator & Adult Oncology Services on 9928 8723
- Samanta Wood, Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy - Education, Research and HITH on 9594 6236
Intern positions in 2023
- 13 total (11 DHHS funded, 2 hospital funded)