The Alfred is a major tertiary referral teaching hospital. It has a role in the provision of specialist tertiary and quaternary services on a state-wide and national basis. Specialist areas include trauma, emergency and intensive care, comprehensive cancer services, blood diseases, melanoma, bone marrow transplant, respiratory medicine, cardiology/cardiovascular, neurosurgery, general and specialist surgery and medicine, psychiatry and diagnostic services. The Alfred’s state-wide services include heart and lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, burns, HIV/AIDS, haemophilia, sexual health and hyperbaric medicine.
Over 200 pharmacists and 40 support staff enable the Alfred Health Pharmacy department to provide a seven day a week, extended hour clinical pharmacy service incorporating a range of innovative services through five programs: Clinical Pharmacy Services, Quality Use of Medicines Services, Operational Services, Research, and Education.
For more information visit: www.alfred.org.au
Job description available here: https://www.alfredhealth.org.au/services/pharmacy-at-alfred-health/pharmacy-careers-and-education/pharmacy-internships
Intern program information
Seven intern positions are available in 2023 (government-funded)
Orientation – Every intern undergoes a one-week orientation and introduction to the overall department. Interns have a three-week clinical orientation rotation with their supervisor to develop essential skills in basic clinical pharmacy processes.
Rotations – Intern rotations are primarily based at The Alfred. Rotations include: • Operational rotations (dispensaries and aseptic preparations): 9 weeks in total • Clinical rotations (core): 10 weeks in General Medicine (includes rotation to Sandringham campus), 10 weeks in Surgery, 6 weeks in Cardiology, 5 weeks in Aged Care (includes rotation to Caulfield campus) • Clinical rotation (elective): 6 weeks in a clinical area of intern choice • Medicines Information: 2 weeks.
Support – Each intern is allocated a supervisor to provide guidance, advice and assistance with exam preparation. Interns are also allocated a mentor, senior pharmacist, to assist with the development of a research project.
Education Program – The education program delivers weekly intern education sessions on a range of clinical, primary care and exam preparation topics. Clinical sessions are presented by clinical pharmacists working specifically in the relevant clinical area.
Research and Governance portfolio - Each intern contributes toward a research project as well as governance in a specified portfolio. The aim is to give each intern an opportunity to develop research, leadership and administrative skills in a chosen speciality.
Practice Exams - Multiple practice exams are provided during the year to help interns become familiar with exam structure and questions. Four practice oral exams are run by the department under strict exam conditions to simulate the real environment.
Alfred Pharmacy website: https://www.alfredhealth.org.au/services/pharmacy-at-alfred-health
Intern Coordinator – Workforce and Development, Joanna Pizzi E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Lead – Workforce and Development, E: Elira Menxhiqi email@example.com
Intern positions in 2023
7 DHHS funded