Position Details
Reference Number 49491
Position Title Pharmacy Technician Clinical Trials
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Pharmacy
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Grade 3 Pharmacy Technician– Health and Allied Services Award Classification TH10
  • Opportunity to work in the clinical trials pharmacy department and across all Monash Health sites
  • Full time

The Monash Health Pharmacy Department is seeking enthusiastic and committed pharmacists to further develop their pharmacy skills and career within the supported environment of the Monash Health network. 

  • Grade 3 Pharmacy Technician– Health and Allied Services Award Classification TH10

  • Opportunity to work in the clinical trials pharmacy department and across all Monash Health sites

  • Full time

About the role

  • The Monash Health Clinical Trials Pharmacy provides pharmacy services to over 300 active trials across a wide variety of specialties and ages including oncology, haematology, and paediatrics. It is located in the Monash Health Translational Precinct, working together with researchers and clinical partners

  • The Monash Health Pharmacy Department provides clinical services to patients in outpatient clinics and wards across the entire lifespan – from pre-birth, newborn babies and children to adults and aged-care. This will allow you to gain experience in specialist areas.

  • The key purpose of this role is to:

    • To practice in accordance with International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines

    • To assist in the delivery of pharmacy services under the supervision of a pharmacist

    • To aseptically compound clinical trial medications including cytotoxic medications and genetically modified organisms.

    • To carry out other tasks in accordance with the designated scope of practice for a pharmacy technician as required.

    • Work collaboratively with pharmacy team members and other staff in the delivery of pharmacy services.

    • To carry out other tasks in accordance with the designated scope of practice for pharmacy technician as required.

    • Rotate through multiple sections of the Pharmacy Department and across multiple Monash Health sites

    • Participate in weekend and late-shift rosters as required


  • Be familiar with, and practice in accordance with the ICHGCP guidelines, TGA Access to unapproved therapeutic goods.

  • Ensure that the ordering and receipt of trial medications, supportive care medications, standard of care medications and other consumables are done in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply

  • Assist pharmacists in the aseptic preparation suite as needed, including cleaning of the aseptic suite, quality assurance activities and delivery of aseptically prepared items after successful completion of appropriate training and competency assessment.

  • Assist with the setup, maintenance and archiving of clinical trial study folders

  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation in accordance with sponsor/investigator protocol, complying with relevant legislation, guidelines, and standards.

About you



  • Certificate IV in Hospital Health Services Pharmacy Support course or equivalent

  • Other qualifications (e.g. Certificate III or IV in Community Pharmacy, overseas pharmacist qualification, graduate degree)

  • Working With Children Check

  • Minimum three years full time experience as a qualified pharmacy technician

  • Experience with aseptic and cytotoxic preparation

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent computer literacy skills and knowledge of information systems and technology.

  • Ability to work effectively in inter-professional teams

  • Commitment to continued professional development and education

  • Demonstrates initiative and reliability

  • Works well with peers showing flexibility and adaptability

  • Proactive and constructive approaches to problem solving for individual patients and service development.

  • Supervised technician students under placement


  • Previous experience with clinical trials

  • Peter McCallum Chemotherapy Preparation Course

What’s on offer at Monash Health?

  • Professional development and opportunities for career progression

  • Salary packaging

  • Recognition and reward program

  • Health and wellbeing programs:  on-site fitness centres, smoke free workplace, general practitioner services

  • Employee support: confidential coaching and support service

How to apply

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.

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 your 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.

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

Click Apply Now or contact Andrew Chong, Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy on 8572 3201 for a confidential discussion.


Contact Person
Andrew Chong Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy 8572 3201
Anish Philip Clinical Trials Team Leader 95942360
Advertising Closing 29/09/2021
Position Documents
Pharmacy Technician Grade 3 Pharmacy Technician Clinical Trials .pdf
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