Position Details
Reference Number 17361
Position Title Senior Pharmacist, Sterile Manufacturing Unit Manager
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Pharmacists
Classification From: SX6 - PHARMACIST GR 3 YR1
Classification To: TA22 - PHARMACIST GR 4 YR5
Position Summary


Senior Pharmacist, Sterile Manufacturing Unit (Cytotoxic Suite) Manager

Full Time, Permanent Position 

Melbourne location


Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for a position now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Your role in our future.


The Pharmacy department at Peter Mac provides a comprehensive patient-focused service, incorporating all facets of innovative clinical pharmacy practice. Specialised areas include drug information, clinical trials, palliative care, quality use of medicines and clinical education. The department has an ongoing commitment to practice-based research and offers opportunities for involvement to all staff.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated Senior Pharmacist to join our expanding team and lead our Cytosuite (Sterile Manufacturing Unit)


In this role, you will have the opportunity to work within a purpose built compounding facility that contains separate cytotoxic and biohazard cleanrooms, and lead a large team dedicated to ensuring accurate, safe and timely production of anticancer admixtures for patients of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre precinct.


You must be registered, or be eligible for registration, with AHPRA. Experience in managing staff and daily scheduling of work in a sterile manufacturing unit, and working knowledge and implementation experience of Good Manufacturing Practice procedures are highly desirable.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact Mr Senthil Lingaratnam, Director of Pharmacy, Phone: (03) 8559 5205.


Applications must be lodged electronically via the Peter Mac website at http://www.petermac.org/CareersPeterMac by the closing date and address the following:



  1. Give an outline of your previous experience in providing sterile compounding services.
  2. Summarise your post-graduate qualifications and any training related to compounding or cleanroom practices
  3. Provide an outline of your involvement in research, quality improvement, educational activities with students, interns, residents, pharmacy colleagues or medical and nursing groups and
  4. Provide an outline of your involvement in your organisation’s quality, safety or leadership committees, as well as any involvement you have had across professional associations, conference committees or other relevant professional activities.
Selection Criteria Essential: Must be AHPRA registered
Essential: Must have managerial experience in a sterile manufacturing unit
Desirable: Experience providing clinical cancer care pharmacy services
Contact Person Senthil Lingaratnam
Contact Number 03 8559 5205
Alternate Contact Person Tess Rivers
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 17/11/2019
Position Description
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