Chief Pharmacist

Adventist HealthCare Limited
July 7, 2024
185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga, Wahroonga, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Exceptional opportunity to lead the complete Pharmacy Service for Sydney Adventist Hospital & drive our pharmaceutical strategy.

  • Make a positive difference working for NSW’s largest NFP private hospital.
  • State-of-the-art facilities including our large dispensing robot
  • Work with a supportive & committed team in our value-based, caring organisation

Taking care of people is our reason for being
At Sydney Adventist Hospital, fondly known as the San, caring for people is at the core of who we are. It’s what drives us to deliver exceptional outcomes for our patients and it’s a shared sense of purpose that extends to everyone who works here.

When you join our team, you’ll feel valued and supported by our strong commitment to learning, flexibility, great benefits and a positive culture of teamwork and cooperation.  

Some of the exceptional benefits we offer include:

  • As a not-for-profit, we offer salary packaging that can reduce the amount of tax you pay, which can leave you with thousands of dollars more in your pocket.
  • Up to 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Discounted gym membership for you and your family using Fitness Passport
  • Great on campus amenities including cafés, gift shop, florist and even a hairdresser
  • Plus so many more.

What you will be doing in this role
As the Chief Pharmacist, you will be responsible for leading the Pharmacy Service for the San, including clinical, oncology, dispensary and retail services. You will have oversight for clinical excellence, financial governance, as well as compliance with legislation, accreditation, and industry standards.

Our busy pharmacy service team, who dispense over 3,500 scripts per week, are highly experienced and collaborative. They work extremely closely together to ensure high quality clinical standards and world class care. The team of 60+ includes clinicians, technicians and assistants, who work closely with the broader hospital teams. Your role will be to lead and support the team leaders of each service so they can continue to deliver exceptional outcomes.

As NSW’s largest private hospital, we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art facilities. An example of this is our recently installed pharmacy dispense robot that underpins our dispensing and stock management processes.

Who we’re looking for

  • You'll have proven leadership experience in a similar position within a private hospital setting.
  • You’ll have a strong understanding of pharmacy services for the private healthcare sector including PBS claiming, funding & eligibility criteria and high-cost drug applications
  • You’ll have demonstrated experience successfully utilising your strong business acumen
  • You'll be experienced in managing complex services, across multidisciplinary teams.
  • You’ll be a Registered Pharmacist authorised to practice by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • You’ll be a motivated and enthusiastic person with a passion for pharmacy and its importance in the healthcare sector
  • You’ll be collaborative, adaptable, and able to work independently and in a team; and
  • You’ll be friendly, detail-orientated and be dedicated to Adventist Healthcare’s everyday values of excellence and integrity.

About Us

Adventist HealthCare owns and operates San Day Surgery, Hornsby, and the Sydney Adventist Hospital (fondly known as the San). The San is NSW’s largest private hospital.  Founded in 1903, we are proudly faith-based and have a proven history of being industry pioneers in ground-breaking research and delivering superior patient care. As a not-for-profit, we continually reinvest in cutting-edge technology and facilities, providing exceptional outcomes for our dedicated team of 2400+ staff members and the community we serve.

What to expect

Successful candidates will be required to complete a range of pre-employment checks and assessments. These vary and could include a national police check, references, vaccination evidence, among others.


How to apply 
If you see yourself in this role, then we’d love to hear from you. Just click on the link below to apply and we’ll keep you up to date on how your application is progressing.

If you would like to know more, then please feel free to contact our Talent Acquisition Manager, Caroline Casey on (no applications via email will be accepted please).


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