Pharmacy Informatics Advisor (CPIO)

Western Health
January 18, 2023
160 Gordon St, Footscray VIC 3011, Melbourne, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


The Digital Health Pharmacy Informatics Advisor is the Chief Pharmacy Informatics Officer for Western Health and is responsible for facilitating the Western Health Digital Strategy and providing the Senior Leadership Group with an overview of the digital strategic capabilities and vision at Western Health to support seamless digital integration between EMR and all other digital applications, You will lead the development, implementation, adoption, maintenance, and governance of high-quality, efficient and innovative electronic medication management across the clinical information systems managed by the Digital Health team, including the EMR, to support safe patient care at Western Health.


As a successful candidate you will work closely with the Director of Digital Health, Director Medical Informatics (CMIO), Director Nursing & Midwifery Informatics (CNMIO), Clinical Informatics Advisors, Digital Health Operations team. You will work with the EMR Phase 2.1 project team to enhance the clinical adoption of existing EMR modules, to support the successful implementation of the multimillion-dollar EMR Phase 2 Program to uplift Western Health’s digital maturity to a fully digital hospital and provide ongoing analytics expertise to improve the usage of medications.

To support the quality of use of medications you will work closely with the Director of Pharmacy, the Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Quality and Informatics) and the Senior eMM Pharmacist to advise on the integration of eMeds systems managed by the Pharmacy Department, with Western Health systems. This will require strategic thinking, analysis and optimisation of digital-clinical workflows and implementation of strategic objectives to innovate and standardise practices and processes. You will have an active role in medications management governance through the Digital Health, Medication Safety and Pharmacy committees. You will also advise on the strategic vision, planning and implementation of a number of large projects including the New Footscray Hospital, the Bacchus Marsh and Melton Community Hospital transition and Closed Loop Medication systems including Automated Dispensing Cabinet and robotic solutions.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.


Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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