Deputy Director, Pharmacy Practice Unit, Icon Group


Key Points:
  • Provide leadership to Pharmacy Managers on quality use of medicines and ensuring clinical governance principles are embedded throughout our pharmacy services
  • Lead the development of a framework for innovation, and quality improvement as well as safeguarding high standards of care
The Opportunity:
Amazing permanent full-time leadership opportunity within our Pharmacy Practice Unit (PPU) team. You will provide leadership to pharmacy managers and team members in meeting best practice and quality use of medicines obligations across the organisation. You will also lead a framework for innovation and continual quality improvement, as well as safeguarding high standards of care by ensuring that clinical governance principles are embedded throughout our pharmacy services.
The role leads a team of 14 staff across the following work portfolios:  medication safety, education and training, oncology pharmacy services, aseptic compounding, clinical trials, antimicrobial stewardship, opioid stewardship, audit and compliance, practice-based research, technician development, and publications.

Key responsibilities:
  • Lead the development and implementation of clinical governance principles, processes and systems, and ensure they are embedded throughout our pharmacies to promote safety and excellence in patient care
  • Develop and implement systems to ensure quality use of medicines by achieving medication management related goals required by accreditation standards (e.g. National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and associated Clinical Care Standards, QCPP), and Professional Practice Standards (e.g. SHPA, PSA, COSA)
  • Establish, review and implement Icon Group Pharmacy Services’ quality initiatives
  • Provide pharmacy practice advice and guidance
  • Lead the writing and review of PPU policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Make recommendations on position requirements and training and development programmes to ensure staff competency
  • Lead the development and implement education and training to support best practice
About Icon Group Pharmacy Services:
Icon Group Pharmacy Services is one of Australia’s leading pharmacy providers, comprising of Epic Pharmacy, Slade Pharmacy, and Icon Cancer Centre Pharmacy.
Underpinned by clinical excellence and a commitment to customer care, we deliver innovative medication management solutions and pharmacy services for private and public hospitals and our Icon Cancer Centres via our network of over 60 pharmacies across Australia.

Part of something bigger:
We are part of Icon Group, Australia’s largest and fastest growing integrated cancer care provider with an emerging presence in New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. With over 3,000 employees company-wide, Icon Group’s global footprint also includes over 45 cancer centres, 3 TGA-licensed aseptic compounding facilities, and the largest private cancer clinical trials program in Australia.

Why choose us?
We are a purpose-led organisation and are committed to changing the dial on healthcare outcomes across Australia, Asia Pacific and beyond. Icon's future success depends on the quality and commitment of our team, so we are devoted to empowering our people to thrive in their career through personal and professional growth and development.

Benefits:
  • Valued rewards and recognition program
  • Formal induction and training provided
  • Professional development program to advance your career
  • Access to novated lease options via our partner RemServ
  • Access to paid parental leave
  • Access to a range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
About you (selection criteria):
  • Current AHPRA Pharmacy Board Registration essential
  • Significant and varied pharmacy experience relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects to achieve desired outcomes
  • Effective communication skills to build professional working relationships
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in a team
  • Proven time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • High level motivation and enthusiasm
To apply:
Please attach a resume and cover letter showing us why you’d love to join us, and what makes you a great fit for the role.
Icon Group celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all employees. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds.

COVID Health Requirement
Icon is committed to managing the risk of transmission of specified vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) including COVID-19. Certain roles may require the successful candidate to show evidence that they have been vaccinated against or are not susceptible to specified VPDs.

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