Monash Health

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Campuses at which pharmacy intern 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. The Victorian Heart Hospital opened in March 2023 and is 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.

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Intern program information

13 Intern positions are available in 2024 (11 Government plus 2 self-funded)

The Monash Health Pharmacy Department provides a structured intern training program, which includes orientation to each pharmacy practice area and learning objectives and assessments for each rotation.  

Intern pharmacists are required to undertake the Monash University Intern Training Program.  Enrolment in the Monash University Intern Foundation Program is highly recommended to enable intern pharmacists to complete a university higher qualification by the conclusion of their intern training year. These programs recognise the high quality workplace learning offered by Monash Health.

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 a wide range of topics including medication management, patient counselling and communication, hospital administration, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, geriatric medicine, paediatric medicine and primary health care. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of clinically orientated skills.
  • Rostered to ward/unit based clinical pharmacy services for 31 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 several presentations, including a continuing education session to the Pharmacy Department.
  • Well supported at Monash Health. Each intern pharmacist is paired up with a mentor pharmacist to assist in professional development. Regular individual catch-ups with the intern coordinator are scheduled to discuss both internship training, academic study progress and wellbeing.


Intern positions in 2024

  • 13 total (11 DHHS funded, 2 hospital funded)