Pharmacy Technician

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20036444
Closing Date: 19-Jul-2018
Salary Range: $50,828 - $65,272
Job Duration: Ongoing - Full Time / Part Time Negotiable
Attachments: VicPol_VPS2_PharmTechAppForm .docx (Word, 639KB)
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Job Specification

Contact: Kathy Nielsen
0423 134 297 or

Position Details

About the role:

We are seeking a motivated Pharmacy Technician to join the Custodial Health Service Pharmacy Department. The Department sits within the Custody Management Division, State Emergencies and Support Command. The position is vital to the efficient functioning of the Pharmacy and the Custodial Health Service. The Custodial Health Service provides health care to prisoners held in Police Custody located at The Melbourne Custody Centre, all metropolitan and local rural police gaols.

  • VPS Grade 2 - $50,828 - $65,272 pro rata* + super + leave loading
  • Ongoing – Full Time position / *part time negotiable.
  • Your usual place of work will be the Custodial Health Service located at the Melbourne Custody Centre, 520 Lonsdale Street.

Your duties will include:

  • Performing a broad range of dispensary functions to support the provision of pharmaceutical services to detainees in police custody.
  • Undertake pharmaceutical preparations under the pharmacist's supervision.
  • Assist the pharmacist with managing stock levels at Melbourne Custody Centre and at Police Stations.
  • Deliver necessary medication to Police Stations when required.
  • Ensure all relevant medical records are maintained.
  • Provide general administrative support to the pharmacist.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of quality improvement activities.

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • Minimum of Certificate III in hospital health services or equivalent qualifications.
  • Ability/Demonstrated experience in performing a range of dispensary services; including preparation and dispensing of Webster packs (DAAs).
  • Ability/Experience in stock management including maintenance of inventory recording and monitoring systems.
  • Able to work independently and with minimal supervision, displaying problem solving skills and the ability to undertake a number of activities within acceptable timeframes.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with senior police members, external agencies and other personnel.
  • An understanding of the customer service requirements of the position and a demonstrated record of strong commitment and achievement in meeting customer needs.
  • Possess a current Victorian Driver Licence.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The incumbent will be required to complete the OHS requirements of the organisation, which may include local level training relating to equipment usage and Hazardous Chemicals.
  • *Pro rata salary based on part time hours.

Your application must include:

  • Letter of introduction
  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement

Applications close midnight, Sunday 05 August 2018 - No applications will be accepted via email. Please apply via the web site.

For further information we encourage you to contact, Pharmacist In-Charge, Kathy Nielsen on 0423 134 297 during business hours, or via email

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

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