Pharmacist – Oncology Services Grade 3

Bendigo Health
September 15, 2022
100 Barnard Street, Bendigo, Australia
Job Type
State or territory


Work in an environment that offers: 

  • An opportunity to work with a leading regional health service
  • A dynamic and growing health service that embraces new technologies
  • An ability to live and work close to home

The Position: 

Position Title: Pharmacist - Oncology Services Grade 3
Classification: SX6 - SX81
Salary per hour (exc. super): $50.88 - $57.65
Hours per fortnight: 80 (including ADO every 4 weeks)
Employment Status: Full-time, ongoing
Other requirements: COVID-19 Vaccination  

Role Description:

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our pharmacy team as a Pharmacist in Oncology Services Grade 3 on a full-time basis. This Pharmacist position is responsible for a team of pharmacists and technicians in providing the oncology pharmacy service and is responsible for day to day operations. The Pharmacist provides:

  • Leadership and management of the pharmacy cancer service
  • Participation and contribution to the Bendigo Health Cancer service activities
  • The safe, accurate and timely provision of medications to the hospital and patients
  • Quality customer service to hospital staff and patients
  • Medicine information and participation in quality and medication safety activities

This position will suit pharmacists with recent experience in hospital pharmacy cancer services.

Bendigo Health

Our 700 bed state of the art hospital was built in 2017. We are a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. We have all of the latest technologies allowing our 5000 staff to deliver Excellent Care to Every Person, Every Time. Remuneration is in accordance with Victorian Public Health Enterprise Agreements and generous salary packaging arrangements are offered to all staff. Bendigo Health offer:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Salary Packaging
  • Financial relocation support available for eligible applicants
  • Reimbursements for the cost of obtaining any required pre-employment checks (Police Check, WWCC and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check)
  • Staff health and wellbeing programs
  • Access to recommended immunisations
  • Smoke free environment

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.

The Team

The Pharmacy Department’s core activities are central to medication supply, medication information and medication safety at Bendigo Health. The Pharmacy team supports effective medication management by both hospital staff (doctors, nurses, allied health) and hospital inpatients, outpatients as well as to specific groups of community patients. The Pharmacy Department services Bendigo Health except for residential services. All pharmacy services are managed from the hospital campus and incorporates services to the Anne Caudle Centre campus. Ward pharmacists service Medical, Surgical, Orthopaedic, Intensive Care and Rehabilitation Wards and are available on a referral basis to other wards.

Bendigo Region

Bendigo is one of Victoria’s fastest growing regional cities making it a great city to live and work in. Bendigo provides services for the region’s population of over 300,000 and so the city offers excellent schools, shopping and cultural precincts, sporting facilities and various tertiary facilities. We can offer generous flexible working arrangements - giving you more time to enjoy the fantastic restaurants, beautiful parks, walking trails and wineries within our region.

Diversity and Inclusion

Bendigo Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Selection Criteria

  • Essential : A Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent degree and current general registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Essential : Recent experience in the delivery of oncology services.
  • Essential : Experience in the development of chemotherapy protocols, guidelines and policies.
  • Essential : A sound knowledge of oncology and haematology related pharmacotherapeutics and pharmacy practice.
  • Essential : Ability to lead and manage a pharmacy team, as well as to work independently
  • Essential : Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills with patients, their families and all health care professionals.
  • Essential : Capacity to assign priority to responsibilities and to meet time constraints.

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