Pharmacy Purchasing Officer (Grade 2) – 1104

Barwon Health
June 20, 2024
Geelong, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


  • Ongoing training and development in a supportive teaching hospital environment
  • Join a dedicated, innovative pharmacy team
  • Enjoy work that will be challenging and rewarding
  • Temporary Part-Time 32hrs per fortnight plus leave cover
  • Potential opportunity for future ongoing role


About Barwon Health

Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance. Services available through Barwon Health cover the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care. We serve more than 500,000 people through the efforts of more than 9000 staff and volunteers across more than 20 sites. Barwon Health is committed to developing a vibrant culture of education, training and research that advances health and wellbeing for all.


About the facility 

Our major sites include University Hospital Geelong in Geelong’s CBD, the McKellar Centre precinct in North Geelong, Barwon Health North in Norlane, and residential aged care facilities spanning the region. Comprehensive mental health, community health and dental services are delivered through various programs across the Barwon South West Region, including Torquay and Colac.



The Pharmacy Department is staffed by 120 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 76 EFT pharmacists, 6 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 and pharmacy @home program expanding. 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. The Beth Allerton Family Oncology Pharmacy provides a dedicated facility for chemotherapy preparation, clinical trials, outpatient dispensing and patient counselling within the Cancer Centre


About the role 

Undertake and develop your skill set in Pharmacy Store based at University Hospital Geelong

Responsibilities include:

  • Purchasing pharmaceutical in line with HSV contracts and preferred supplier arrangements
  • General stock control
  • Adherence to approved purchasing processes and documentation

You will be reporting to the Pharmacy Purchasing Manager.  This position requires attention to detail plus excellent problem solving and communication skills.  Previous experience in a similar role is desirable.  If you think you have what it takes to join our active and vibrant team, please apply.


Please note Barwon Health will only contact you via our official email and never use unconventional means, such as text messaging or other services.


To obtain a copy to the position description, email with the job request ID and job title


About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated workforce who take pride in providing high quality service. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation. We are all dedicated to supporting the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050 everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria



Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Excellent working conditions with a high sense of job satisfaction.
  • A vibrant staff wellbeing program and access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Program.
  • Wide-range of professional development opportunities to enhance your career.
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits. Living expenses capped at $9010 and meals and entertainment capped at $2650.


About Geelong

Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Djilang, Geelong is thought to mean ‘Tongue of Land’.


Geelong offers a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes.


To learn more about the region, click here. 


Diversity and Inclusion

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion. We celebrate the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of our team members, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

Our commitment to diversity strengthens our ability to provide compassionate and equitable care to all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, abilities and identities.

We are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and a workplace that promotes wellbeing, and we welcome and encourage applications from those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

We actively encourage individuals with disabilities and diverse backgrounds and identities to apply for our positions. Should you require any reasonable adjustments or support during the recruitment process, we are here to assist you every step of the way.

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards.


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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