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Lead - Pharmacy Distributions

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull time
Positions3 Positions
Job no: 69329
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Pharmacy

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.

  • 1 x Permanent Position
  • Full-time – 80 hours per fortnight, with ADO
  • Classification code – HS7 Manager
  • Alfred Location
  • Attractive remuneration on offer and various staff benefits


The Pharmacy services operate across all Alfred Health sites and are well recognised nationally and internationally for high quality, innovative, patient-focused services, education and training programmes as well as significant research output.

The Pharmacy Department also plays a pivotal role in managing the electronic medication management system within our comprehensive electronic medical record (Cerner), with an advanced level of integration linking this to the Pharmacy Dispensing (i.Pharmacy) and Automated Medication Storage systems (Omnicell). This is complemented by a strong clinical presence and a Centre for Medicine Use and Safety program to achieve a considered, safe and financially responsible approach to medication management within Alfred Heath.

Further information is available at www.alfred.pharmacy.org.au


The Pharmaceutical Management team is responsible for the procurement, distribution and governance of medicine supply across Alfred Health. This is managed through a unique, proactive and co-ordinated approach; utilising close working relationships with external suppliers (Symbion, Baxter) to deliver medications to both Pharmacy and Pharmacy related medication imprest areas across the organisation.

Adoption and expansion of technology is a key component, embracing the use of new digital functionality and the evaluation of data within medication related systems to allow for targeted, efficient responses to medication supply processes. The team works closely with our Digital Health, Medication Safety and Formulary programs to ensure continued availability of the most up to date treatments in a cost-effective manner. This is a continually evolving portfolio that looks to innovative approaches in improving and refining how its service can be provided, while assisting to deliver on department and organisation wide strategic goals.

In association with the Deputy Director of Pharmacy – Pharmaceutical Management, this role has a key focus on delivery, quality, training and monitoring of services and staff relating to management of pharmaceuticals across Alfred Health. The post holder will be required to objectively assess performance utilising available data from existing Pharmacy related information systems in order to ensure internal and external service expectations are being met. Close working relationships within Pharmacy programs are required to provide the most current therapeutics in a timely manner using the most recent advancements in medication storage technology. The role also line management responsibilties for the Pharmacy Distributions team. 


  • Tertiary qualification in Health-related discipline and/or Business Administration
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification such as Masters of Public Health and Policy or Masters of Health Services Management desirable
  • Experience in health services operational management with a demonstrated understanding of hospital services, pharmaceutical supply chain management and health care administration
  • Development and evaluation of services
  • Supervision, mentoring and development of staff
  • Experience in project management


  • Salary packaging
  • Novated leasing
  • Onsite gym
  • Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking

If you are interested in this position or would like a confidential discussion, please contact Diane Walters (Associate Director of Pharmacy) on 9076 2061 or email [email protected] 

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Alfred Health website - applications forwarded to the contact email address will not be considered.

Applications close at 11 pm on Sunday 16th 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. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au