Oncology Pharmacy Operations Manager

Barwon Health
September 21, 2022
Bellarine Street, Geelong, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Permanent Part time Position - 72 Hours per fortnight
Be challenged to lead a dedicated team of oncology pharmacists and technicians
Practice within the new TGA standard Beth Allerton oncology pharmacy facility,
Bring safety and innovation to service delivery
About the facility

The Pharmacy Department is staffed by 114 EFT staff across the acute site (University Hospital Geelong), the rehabilitation and aged care site (McKellar Centre) and the private hospital (St John of God). The staffing consists of 68 EFT pharmacists, 5 pre-registration pharmacists and support staff. The Department provides clinical pharmacy services, aseptic and oncology preparation, HITH and outpatient services. A high degree of specialisation exists in clinical pharmacy roles, clinical trials, medication safety, medicines information, antimicrobial stewardship and radiopharmacy. Service expansion has included @home pharmacy services.

The Pharmacy Department is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy education and in the medical course at Deakin University. Pharmacy practice research is a focus with local and collaborative projects with universities, particularly Monash University and other healthcare facilities. Staff are supported for continuing education and postgraduate studies. The SHPA residency program is offered.

The Pharmacy is innovative in its approach to practice with electronic discharge prescribing and a robotic dispensing and inventory system. Quality use of medicines and medication safety activities are led by pharmacy across campuses. Pharmacy technicians support clinical pharmacists and undertake sterile and oncology preparation. An exciting redevelopment, the Beth Allerton Family Oncology Pharmacy has been completed to provide increased capacity for chemotherapy preparation, clinical trials, dispensing and patient counselling.

About the role

Be challenged to lead a dedicated team of oncology pharmacists and technicians in a state of the art oncology pharmacy facility.

As the operations manager of oncology pharmacy services you will be responsible for the day to day running of the oncology service including the manufacturing unit and the oncology outpatient service. All cancer treatments for Barwon Health patients are manufactured in house. You will be responsible for overseeing 3 pharmacists and 5 pharmacy technicians in this area at any one time. The role also includes coordination of the clinical ward service to the oncology/haematology inpatient ward covered by 2 pharmacists. Barwon Health participates in many oncology clinical trials and you will be expected to provide support to the senior oncology clinical trials pharmacist. Barwon Health uses CHARM system for chemotherapy. In this role you will report to the Associate Director, Oncology Pharmacy and Regional CHARM Governance Lead.

About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated team who take pride in providing high quality service. Barwon Health provides a supportive environment that encourages professional growth and education in our specialist areas.

Barwon Health staff benefits

Flexible working arrangements
Professional development
Access to employee wellness facility
Salary packaging
Social club
Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Djillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
High standard of schooling options throughout the area
A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.
Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

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