Director of Pharmacy - Epic Pharmacy, Northern Beaches Hospital


The Opportunity:
A rare and exciting permanent full-time opportunity for a Director of Pharmacy to lead our fast-paced team at Northern Beaches Hospital.  You will ensure that our patients and customers receive the best quality health care and a positive patient journey experience.
 
You will join a company that is rapidly growing and offers personal and professional growth and development. 

Primary responsibilities:
  • Management of pharmacy operations across hospital services which includes clinical, dispensary, inventory, oncology services and research
  • Lead and manage a dynamic team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
  • Ensure the provision of patient focussed, high quality clinical and pharmaceutical supply services to the hospital
  • Lead development of education and training initiatives and clinical practice supervision
  • Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour
  • Participate with other senior pharmacy leaders in setting the strategy and culture of the business
  • Be accountable for financial and human resources management of the pharmacy department
  • Work with the pharmacy practice unit to implement and optimize medication management policies and enhance pharmacy services
  • Lead the pharmacy service redesign program that is being implemented within the hospital service
  • Play an instrumental part in carrying out our vision
Who are we?
  
About the hospital:
Northern Beaches Hospital is a 488-bed hospital providing care to both public and private patients. The hospital has a 50 bed Emergency Department, 14 operating theatres, 2 cardiac catheter labs, 4 procedural rooms and provides a comprehensive range of surgical services, critical care and intensive care services. The hospital also has Maternity, Paediatric, Renal, Cancer Care, Mental Health and Antimicrobial Stewardship services.
  
The Epic team at Northern Beaches is situated in the foyer of the hospital and has 35 full-time-equivalent staff, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Our team is split between the dispensary and the wards with pharmacists providing a full clinical service to all inpatient wards of the hospital. 
  
About Epic Pharmacy:
Epic Pharmacy is one of Australia’s leading pharmacy providers. Underpinned by clinical excellence and a commitment to customer care, Epic delivers innovative medication management solutions and pharmacy services for public and private hospitals and our Icon Cancer Centres across Australia.
  
Be 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, and China. With over 3,000 employees company-wide, Icon Group’s global footprint includes over 30 cancer centres, 3 specialist surgical centres, a health screening service, 3 chemotherapy compounding facilities, over 70 pharmacies and the largest private cancer clinical trials program in Australia.
  
About you:
  • Demonstrate extensive working experience as a registered pharmacist with substantial experience in hospital pharmacy management and provision of advanced clinical pharmacy services in a busy tertiary hospital setting
  • Ability to direct and manage pharmacy services including strategic, clinical and workforce planning within budget and prescribed time frames
  • Ability to foster relationships with hospital staff, executives and other stakeholders
  • Outstanding ability to motivate, mentor and lead a team
  • Ability to provide expert medication and clinical advice and implement relevant legislation, medication safety standards, policy, procedures and guidelines
  • Performance focused with attention to business KPIs and service levels
How to apply?
Please directly apply to the advertisement and attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  
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
In submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that a state government public health order, direction and/or regulation may be applicable to the workplace and/or role that you are applying for (“COVID Health Requirement”).   You acknowledge and agree to comply with any applicable COVID Health Requirement including, but not limited to, providing us with information regarding your COVID vaccination status upon our reasonable request.

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