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Pharmacy Technician - Grade 1

Job posted: 29/07/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Reference: 54820

Reference: 54820

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Pharmacy Technician – Grade 1


Join Victoria’s largest pharmacy department, at Monash Health.  We’re looking for pharmacy technicians ready to join our high performing clinical and operational teams in a supportive environment.



  • Full time, part time, permanent and fixed term contracts with salary packaging

  • Play a key role in supporting the delivery of pharmacy services across Monash Health

  • Professional development opportunities available.  Monash Health Pharmacy Department facilitates the completion of certificate qualifications (i.e. Certificate III/IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support) through registered training organisations (RTOs) or other relevant providers

  • We are particularly looking for staff to initially work at Casey Hospital, Berwick but we have vacancies across all Monash Health sites


About our Pharmacy Department at Monash Health


More than 400 of us work at seven hospitals across south-east Melbourne including Casey Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Kingston Centre, Jessie McPherson Private Hospital, Monash Childrens Hospital, Monash Health Translation Precinct and Monash Medical Centre. We support acute inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation, obstetric and mental health services. We are a diverse group of professionals, focused on achieving the best outcomes and experiences for our community. Our close ties with tertiary institutions enable teaching and research opportunities.


About The Role


As part of the team supporting the Pharmacy Department, you’ll be primarily responsible for providing pharmacy technician services safely and professionally in a number of practice areas.  You will regularly rotate through these practice areas and we invite our staff to express their preferences for which hospital site and area they would like to be rostered to (we are able to accommodate most staff preferences).


Your accountabilities may include:



  • Pharmaceutical ward supply – work closely with the clinical pharmacy teams to manage and distribute appropriate levels of medicines and other products supplied by the pharmacy department

  • Dispensary – assist with dispensing prescriptions, maintain stock levels within the dispensary, interact with patients, process patient payments

  • Procurement – coordinate inventory, storage and quality management of medications and supplies within the pharmacy department

  • Aseptic preparation suite – assist with preparation of products and quality assurance activities (after successful completion of appropriate training and credentialing)

  • Other specialised areas – PBS management, clinical trials, clinical support


These roles are subject to the Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers Enterprise Agreement.


Full time positions are an 8- hour shift per day, Mondays to Fridays, plus some rostered overtime including weekends and public holidays.


Part time roles are an 8-hour shift per day, with minimum commitment of at least 2 weekdays per week, plus some rostered overtime including weekends and public holidays


About You


You are an experienced community pharmacy technician looking for a new career path in hospital pharmacy or you have been developing your hospital pharmacy technician skills and you are ready to take this next step in your Career.


You are also:



  • Excellent with your written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to work well with peers in a team environment and show flexibility and adaptability

  • Proven ability to perform community or hospital pharmacy technician duties to a high standard

  • Committed to continued professional development and training

  • Able to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability


What you need:



  • Interest in being enrolled in Certificate III or Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

  • Demonstrated experience as a community or hospital pharmacy technician in Australia

  • Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia membership (desirable)

  • Certificate II or Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy (desirable)

  • Australian working rights


What we offer:



  • Access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute skills and knowledge base

  • Mentorship and career guidance

  • Support to attend relevant forums and conferences

  • A supportive learning environment, including the opportunity to complete a certificate qualification


Our full-time employees have the opportunity to accrue a day off every four weeks.  In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay, access to onsite subsidised staff car parking and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


How to Apply        


Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.


Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org.


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:



  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same); and

  • proof of immunisation.


A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.


As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.


To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Pharmacy Technician - Grade 1

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Pam Tizzano - 9594 2360

Pharmacy Technician - Grade 1