Job Vacancy:

Clinical Pharmacist

Position: Full Time
Job Code: Expression of Interest
Employer: Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital
Salary: $82,050 – $98,396
Closing application date: 16/09/2019

Job Description

Hospital Information – Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH)

Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is fully accredited and the premier teaching hospital in the Northern Territory with over 400 beds. It has links with Flinders Medical School, Menzies School of Health Research, and the Charles Darwin University. Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) is a new 116-bed sub-campus of the RDH with services integrated across the two campuses.

Specialties include Aboriginal health, renal medicine, critical care units (both adult and neonatal), tropical diseases, cancer services, and mental health services in addition to standard medical, surgical and paediatric areas.

Department Information
The pharmacy department is modern and progressive. The department is made up of 36 pharmacists and 24 pharmacy technicians.

Services provided include ward based clinical and drug information services, in-patient and out-patient dispensing, sterile and non-sterile manufacturing. The regional pharmacy provides services to remote health centres giving you the opportunity to deliver clinical pharmacy services to patients and staff living in the outback.

The department has close links with Charles Darwin University and provides teaching services to the undergraduate pharmacy degree program and is developing joint practice research projects.

Primary Objective: Responsible for the direct provision of clinical pharmacy advice and services to clients and staff of Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital on a rotational basis, with an emphasis on customer focused continuous quality improvement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a ward based clinical pharmacy service in accordance with departmental guidelines to nominated wards.
  2. Provide supervision and support to pharmacy interns, technical staff and students in accordance with Northern Territory Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act.
  3. Dispensing medications for inpatient, outpatient and discharge supply including related counselling, and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
  4. Provide culturally appropriate medicines information and education for clients and hospital staff when required.
  5. Assist with data collection for pharmacy service evaluation and to ensure compliance with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard 4, Medication Safety and deliver workplace improvements.
  6. Assist with drug distribution and maintenance of accurate prescription records.
  7. Actively contribute to the continuing professional development of self and others through in-services and training.
  8. Participate in regular clinical rotations to Department of Health hospitals when required.
  9. Contribute to the weekend, on-call, and after hour’s roster as required.
  10. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.


  • Six weeks paid annual leave with 17% loading
  • Three weeks personal leave per annum
  • Superannuation contributions of 9% are paid by the NT government
  • Salary sacrifice of up to $9 010 into personal loans, residential rent, Novated vehicle leasing and other items.
  • Salary sacrifice into superannuation

Short-term on-site accommodation may be available for a nominal rent, subject to availability.

Selection Criteria:

  1. A degree or equivalent qualification in Pharmacy and Registration as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
  2. Demonstrated sound level of current clinical pharmacy practice and knowledge.
  3. Proven ability to contribute positively to the workplace, deliver workplace improvements, and willingness to participate in continuing education activities both of self and provision of sessions to hospital staff members.
  4. Ability to think laterally and problem solve independently with initiative.
  5. Demonstrated flexibility, commitment, ability to negotiate and develop effective working relationships to achieve team goals.
  6. Sound communication skills both written and oral and ability to contribute effectively as active member of a multidisciplinary team.
  7. Demonstrated time management skills to allow the prioritisation and completion of tasks within expected timeframes.
  8. An awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture and an ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.
  9. Previous hospital pharmacy experience or post graduate clinical qualification (desirable).

Additional information:

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

Applicants should address the selection criteria in a one page summary sheet and provide a current detailed CV and contact details for at least 2 referees. Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available at
Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Expressions of interest to be submitted via email to by 16/09/19.

How to Apply

Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Tristen Pogue 08 8922 8424