Mr. Wong Wei Jin

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Lecturer 
School of Pharmacy

wong.weijin@monash.edu
+603 5515 9787
Room  4-4-42
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Wei Jin is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist with the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Graduating in 2009 from the University of South Australia, he has worked primarily in Australia across various settings, as a community pharmacist, a clinical pharmacist in hospital and recently as an accredited pharmacist performing medication reviews within the broader aged care system working collaboratively with geriatricians and GPs.

He is also part of the WHO Global Patient Safety Network, helping to support WHO’s Third Global Patient Safety Challenge: tackling medication-related harm. He also served as a Clinical Reference Lead supporting Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy in its implementation of My Health Record, a Commonwealth Government initiative. He has also helped provide educational services to aged care homes to support the quality use of medicines. On a personal level, he has a growing interest in the use of technology in improving healthcare services having contributed in various multi-disciplinary settings.

Qualifications

- Master in International Public Health, University of New South Wales, 2019

- Master in Health Management, University of New South Wales, 2019

- Accredited as a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 2015

- Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of South Australia, 2009

Teaching Experience

PHR5052 - Inquiry and Innovation methods

PHR4061 - Student Experiential Placements II

PHR3041 - Comprehensive Care: Blood, Brain and Cancers

PHR2011 - Professional Practice III

PHR2012 - Professional Practice IV

Research Experience and Employment History

2019 - Present: Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Monash University, Malaysia.

2016 - 2018: Clinical Pharmacist (Team Leader), Ward Medication Management, South Australia, Australia.

2017 - 2018: Clinical Reference Lead, Australia Digital Health Agency, Australia.

2016: Sessional tutor, School of Pharmacy, Monash University, Malaysia.

2013 - 2016: Rotational clinical pharmacist and then Senior Pharmacist, Central Adelaide Local Healthcare Network, South Australia, Australia.

2011 - 2013: Rotational clinical pharmacist, Southern Adelaide Local Healthcare Network, South Australia, Australia.

2011 - 2013: Pharmacy Lead for Medical Mission trip to Nepal

2011 - 2013: Dispensary Pharmacist, HPS Pharmacies, South Australia, Australia.

2009 - 2011: Community Pharmacist, National Pharmacies, South Australia.

Awards

2020

  • 2020 PVC Commendation for Excellence in Education - Innovations in Teaching (Team): Dr Mark Cheong, Ms Siti Intan Rohayu, Ms Saw Pui San, Mr Wong Wei Jin

Professional Affiliation

Registered Pharmacist, since 2014
Pharmacy Board of Malaysia

Registered Pharmacist, since 2009
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Member
Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA)

Member
Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd, PDL, Australia

Member
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Research Interest

- Clinical Pharmacy -  Geriatrics

- Public Health

- Patient Safety

- Health Economics

- Digital Health

Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)

2020

Wong WJ​ (2020) ‘The significance of being statistically significant: let’s talk about P values’, ​DrugScan-Research, Pharmacy GRIT,​ vol. 4, issue 3, Spring 2020, a publication of Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.

Research Grants (Present)

Type of Grant: MUM Learning & Teaching grant 2021
Title of Research: "Mapping impact of disruption from COVID-19 on graduating healthcare students as future members of the healthcare workforce"
Main Investigator: Wong Wei Jin, Dr Ronald Lee, Associate Professor Shaun Lee, Dr Lau Wee Ming
Date/Duration: 2021 - 2022
Amount: RM 20,000.00

Type of Grant: Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration Implementing Research Evidence into Practice
Title of Research: "Simplifying medication regimens for residents of Australian aged care facilities"
Main Investigator: Dr Janet Sluggett, Wong Wei Jin, Dr Jodie Hillen, Dr Natalie Soulsby, Professor Simon Bell, Associate Professor Solomon Yu, Megan Corlis
Date/Duration: 2021 - 2021
Amount: AUD $9,900

Research Grants (Completed)

Type of Grant: Pharmacy SEED Grant [SG-1-19]
Title of Research: “Mapping student perspectives of an extensively flipped learning based Pharmacy degree in Malaysia”
Main Investigator: Wong Wei Jin & Ronald Lee
Date/Duration: 2019 - 2020
Amount: RM 20,000.00

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Contributed to the development of a WHO technical report on medication safety (listed as one of the contributors) https://www.who.int/patientsafety/medication-safety/technical-reports/en/

Part of the online discussion group under the World Health Organization, stream on patient safety - Global Patient Safety Network. Contributed to discussions surrounding the themes on patient safety in the lead up to the global celebration of the first ever World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019.