Position Details
Reference Number 31911
Position Title Pharmacy Technician
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 7,200 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

Seeking an enthusiastic Hospital Pharmacy Technician (Grade 2) to work full time based out of Sunshine Hospital Pharmacy Department.

  • Temporary, Full Time 80 hours per fortnight, until 04/01/19
  • Contribute to supply of medication for inpatients and outpatients

This is an excellent opportunity for a pharmacy technician to gain experience in a variety of areas including stores, imprest medication supply, dispensary and sterile cytotoxic compounding.


  • To support pharmacists in providing a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service to the designated wards.
  • To assist in the delivery of medications to the wards and to pharmacists
  • To assist pharmacists in dispensing duties including in-patient, outpatient and discharge supply of medications
  • Under the supervision of a pharmacist to assist with the preparation of sterile and cytotoxic products (must first undergo an approved aseptic cytotoxic dispensing course for technicians)
  • To assist with stock receipt and management

Essential Criteria

  • To be enrolled in or have completed a Certificate III in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support or equivalent (i.e. UK BTEC or NVQ Level 3), recognized by the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
  • Willingness to work across sites (Sunshine and Footscray)
  • General computer skills


  • We offer a wide range of benefits such as:
  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health does not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you hold a Certificate III or equivalent qualification in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support?
Contact Person Justin Neagle
Contact Number 83451676
Alternate Contact Person Kathy Valenzuela
Alternate Contact Number 83451676
Closing Date 16/02/2018
Position Description POSITION DESCRIPTION Grade 2 Technician updated template Oct 2017.docx
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