Job Vacancy:

Pharmacist – Grade 2

Position: Part Time Fixed Term, 20 hours per week
Job Code: 13873
Employer: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Closing application date: 07/12/2017

Job Description

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 to recruit 2 part-time pharmacists to work within our innovative and enthusiastic outpatient pharmacy team. These positions will provide outpatient pharmacy services during our periods of highest activity to support our expanding service.

These positions are available as a 12 month fixed term contract due to maternity leave cover requirements within the pharmacy department.

The successful applicants will be required to work 4 hours each day between the hours of 10:30am and 3:30pm.

Pharmacists have the opportunity to contribute to excellence in medicines management across all of the outpatient 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 along with the opportunity to work within other areas of the pharmacy department as required.

You should have a broad background in hospital or clinical pharmacy. Pharmacists with experience in providing services to patients with cancer and use of the Merlin dispensing system 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.


Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program

Selection Criteria:

  • Give an outline of your previous experience in providing services to patients with cancer
  • Summarise your post-graduate qualifications
  • Provide an outline of your involvement with educational activities to students, interns, pharmacy colleagues or medical and nursing groups
  • Provide an outline of your research or project experience
  • Provide any involvement you have had with professional organisations, conference committees or other relevant professional activities
  • Provide any involvement you have or have had in health service or pharmacy quality committees or projects

Additional information:

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.

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Graham Rivers, (03) 8559 5206