Position Details
Reference Number 17440
Position Title Grade 2 Pharmacist (Sterile Compounding Suite)
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Pharmacists
Classification From: SX2 - PHARMACIST GR 2 YR1
Classification To: SX5 - PHARMACIST GR 2 YR4
Position Summary

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 and chemotherapy sterile compounding. Specialised areas include drug information, clinical trials, palliative care, quality use of medicines, clinical education and chemotherapy admixture preparation. 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 pharmacist to join our expanding chemotherapy compounding service in a permanent, full-time capacity.


In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop specialty practice in chemotherapy compounding services for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Pharmacists have the opportunity to contribute to excellence in cleanroom standards and practice by supervising the compounding of chemotherapy admixtures, and become involved in projects and ongoing educational programs. 


You should have broad working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice in compounded sterile preparations. Pharmacists with experience in providing services to patients with cancer are preferred.  You must be registered, or be eligible for registration, with AHPRA, and post graduate qualifications and experience in a related discipline are highly desirable.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Please address the following in your application:

  1. Give an outline of your previous experience in a sterile compounding facility and involvement in oncology and/or clinical trial drugs
  2. Summarise your post-graduate qualifications
  3. Provide an outline of your research or project experience
  4. Provide any involvement you have had with professional organisations, conference committees or other relevant professional activities
  5. Provide any involvement you have or have had in health service or pharmacy quality committees or projects.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: Pharmacist registered with AHPRA
Desirable: Extensive experience in a GMP sterile manufacturing facility
Desirable: Experience in supervising sterile compounding practices for oncology and/or clinical trials
Contact Person Senthil Lingaratnam
Contact Number 0385595205
Closing Date 08/12/2019
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