Job Vacancy:

Pharmacy Technician Grade 2

Position: Full Time, Fixed Term
Job Code: 28705
Employer: Austin Health
Salary: As per award, salary is $1,070 per week
Closing application date: 21/04/2019

Job Description

To provide support to the provision of pharmacy services to inpatient and outpatients.

General duties include medicine distribution; assist in dispensing, sterile manufacturing including preparation of cancer-chemotherapy.

Key responsibilities are:

1. Assist dispensing of prescriptions for inpatients, discharge and outpatients.
2. Assist clinical pharmacists in the provision of ward pharmacy services.
3. Assist aseptic, non-sterile production and aseptic cytotoxic preparation.
4. Repackage pharmaceutical products.
5. Support medicine distribution


Salary packaging,
Car parking at reasonable rates,
Financial support and encouragement to attend work-related conferences,
On-site childcare,
Close to public transport.

Selection Criteria:

Essential Knowledge and skills:
 Satisfactory completion of a certificate III or IV in Health (Hospital Pharmacy Technician) course awarded by a registered training organisation or equivalent qualification (as approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia).
 Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent.
 A strong attention to detail.
 Effective communication and interpersonal skills
 Effective customer service skill.
 Demonstrated initiative and motivation.
 Ability to work effectively as a team member.
 Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks.
 Willing to learn new tasks and use initiative.
 Ability to work independently.
 Basic computer skills.
 A commitment to Austin Health values. Our values are: Our actions show we care, we bring our best, together we achieve and we shape the future.
Desirable but not essential:
 Previous hospital pharmacy experience.
 Experience with PBS.
 Completion of the Peter MacCallum cytotoxic or equivalent training course.

Additional information:

The Pharmacy Department provides comprehensive high quality pharmaceutical care to Austin Health patients and supports other members of the healthcare team in all aspects of medicines management. The Department consists of about 100 full time equivalent staff over 3 campuses within Austin Health. The team consists of pharmacists and technical and support personnel who work together to ensure patients receive the highest quality pharmaceutical care possible. We aim for quality use of medicines by providing clinically focussed services and giving patient safety the highest priority.
The Pharmacy Department has representatives on all Committees from Medication Management perspective. This includes Medication Management Committee, Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, Adverse Drug Reaction Committee, Cytotoxic Safety Committee, Cerner Medication Module Governance Committee, Drugs Trials Sub-Committee and Nursing Medication Administration Working Party.
Services include:
Clinical pharmacy services to all inpatients, outpatients and other clinical areas including the Emergency Department and Operating Suite
Ambulatory pharmacy services
Manufacturing of sterile preparations, intravenous admixtures and non-sterile production (including repackaging).
Cytotoxic reconstitution and compounding
Clinical Trial Services
Drug Information
Quality Use of Medicines
Research activities
Hospital in the Home
Teaching and supervision to intern pharmacists and pharmacy students
Drug distribution
Victorian Poisons Information Center

How to Apply

Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Lynn Maggs 03 9496 3170