Director of Pharmacy | Epic Pharmacy, Northern Beaches Hospital, NSW

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 Quality and Medication Safety 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
  • Be a lead pharmacy representative on a variety of hospital committees and within the NSLHD
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.

Who are we?
About Epic Pharmacy:
The Epic team at Northern Beaches is situated in the foyer of the hospital and has 32 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. 

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, as well as our Icon Cancer Centres across Australia.
We’re a proud part of Icon Group, Australia’s largest provider of end-to-end cancer care.

Here’s why our people choose us:
  • Purpose, at Pace: We remain focused on continually expanding our cancer treatment services and making them accessible to more people across Australia and internationally.
  • Impact, at Scale: We’re Australia’s largest dedicated provider of cancer care, with our global reach growing every day. Here you’ll know your work is making a difference.
  • Connection, at Heart: Our work isn’t easy but it’s extremely important. Our secret ingredient is our incredible, connected, and talented people. And their secret ingredient is each other.
  • Opportunity, at Hand: We’re constantly innovating. We deliver over 2.5 million patient interactions, in over 120 places, across 5 countries. Every week brings changes, growth and new opportunities.
At Icon Group, we are so proud of our passionate, dedicated people and the amazing work they do. Apply Now to join us and help change lives. Because you belong with a team that genuinely cares.  

Visit to read the stories of our incredible people. 

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about joining our team and supporting our mission of delivering modern, patient-focused pharmacy services.
  • Be able to 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
Icon Group celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all employees. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds.  

Here are just a few of the amazing benefits available at Icon Group:  
  • Dedicated career-enhancing and industry-recognised pharmacy training courses
  • Competitive remuneration and structured professional development through our National Career Pathway
  • Valued rewards and recognition program 
  • Incredible discounts and cashback on hundreds of brands through our internal Ignite application 
  • Flexible work arrangements (where applicable), including hybrid work environment, compressed work weeks, varying start-finish times and so much more! 
  • Access to novated lease options via our partner RemServ
  • Access to paid parental leave for permanent employees
  • Resources and tools to help support and balance psychological and physical health  
  • Exciting international opportunities as part of Icon’s expansion 
  • Opportunity to apply for our internal Middleton Scholarship program, which is focused on empowering continued professional development 
COVID-19 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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