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LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69855
Category: Administration, Administration & Office Support

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Fixed term position until DEC 2024
  • Full Time (80 hours per fortnight)
  • At Alfred Pathology Service
  • Great Staff Benefits

The Department

You will be joining Monash Health at an exciting time as we work in partnership with Alfred Health to be the premier shared public pathology service in Victoria. As a member of the pathology team you will be helping shape the direction of the partnership.

Alfred Pathology Service (APS) provides a comprehensive range of pathology testing, consultation services and collection services to clinicians and patients of Bayside Health. The Service has 5 units (Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Human Molecular and Microbiology), each headed by a Unit Head. APS has the core laboratory at The Alfred as well as a small local laboratory at Sandringham hospital. APS has several collection centres and is responsible for specimen collection of about 50% of its samples. A dedicated computing group supports the computing needs of APS. The services of APS include routine and esoteric laboratory testing with complete specialist support for test interpretation.  Due to the nature of the associated hospitals’ activities, there is emphasis on the support of trauma and emergency services, the support of organ transplantation - especially heart and lung, the support of HIV and AIDS related diagnostic services and support of bone marrow transplantation services.  The various APS units are affiliated with Monash University and most Consultants hold honorary or substantial teaching appointments. APS is actively involved in educational and professional development training programs for under-graduate and post-graduate students, medical students and registrars. Units are also involved in and support a wide range of research activity in association with hospital clinical units, Baker IDI, Burnet Institute, Monash University and other groups. APS actively supports ongoing professional development and research within areas of diagnostic interest.

The Role

An interesting position for an experienced management accountant is available in the Pathology Department of Alfred Health. The Finance Officer is responsible for financial analysis and reporting for Alfred Pathology Service as part of regular reviews and participates in management decisions and strategic planning. This role has responsibility for monitoring and reporting on the financial performance of the Alfred Pathology Service, this includes monitoring income and expenditure to identify and report upon discrepancies from the budget. The incumbent will co-ordinate with senior scientific and medical staff in the preparation of budgets and provide financial analysis for business cases, benchmarking, tenders, contracts and service specifications. The incumbent is also involved in the day to day operations of supplies, diagnostic consumables and contracts.

Experience and Qualifications Required


  • Accounting qualification
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a similar role
  • Excellent negotiating and stakeholder management skills
  •  Strong organisational and communication skills
  •   Experience in public health finance system would be of advantage.

For enquiries about position please contact Joe D'Agostino 9076 3033

All applications close at 11.00 pm on Friday 28th of June 2024


Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.