Position Details
Reference Number 16307
Position Title Grade 2 Pharmacist
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Pharmacists
Classification From: SX2 - PHARMACIST GR2 YR1
Classification To: SX5 - PHARMACIST GR2 YR4
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions 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 two enthusiastic, experienced and motivated pharmacists to join our expanding team in a fixed term (parental leave coverage), full-time capacity.

In this rotational clinical position, you will have the opportunity to develop specialty practice in ambulatory and ward-based cancer pharmacy services. Rotational pharmacists have the opportunity to contribute to excellence in medicines management across all of the cancer specialties encompassing haematology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology.  Other opportunities may include the development of directed projects and involvement in ongoing educational programs. 

You should have a broad background in hospital or clinical pharmacy.  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 pharmacy practice research 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 letter:

  1. Give an outline of your previous experience in providing services to patients with cancer.
  2. Summarise your post-graduate qualifications.
  3. Provide an outline of your involvement with educational activities to students, interns, pharmacy colleagues or medical and nursing groups.
  4. Provide an outline of your research or project experience.
  5. Provide any involvement you have had with professional organisations, conference committees or other relevant professional activities.
  6. 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: Experience working in hospital pharmacy dispensary or sterile compounding unit
Desirable: At least 12 months experience in clinical pharmacy in cancer care
Contact Person Senthil Lingaratnam
Contact Number 8559 5205
Closing Date 17/01/2019
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