Early Career Pharmacist – Allied Health Rural Generalist Program Trainee

Department of Health NT - Gove District Hospital
March 14, 2023
Matthew Flinders Way, Nhulunbuy NT 0880, Nhulunbuy, Australia
Job Type
Position description
State or territory


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The attached job description gives more detail about all of the benefits available. You can also find Allied Health incentives for our employees here.

Primary objective:

Deliver high quality, culturally appropriate and effective Pharmacy services within NT Health while participating in the Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Program.

Context statement

NT Health provides integrated allied health services in a variety of service settings including acute and sub-acute care, primary health care, aged care and mental health. This is a graduate position in the Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Program which will include support for the completion of a service development project and Rural Generalist studies through James Cook University.

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Provide timely, clinically and culturally appropriate pharmacy services under supervision within a multidisciplinary framework.
  2. Participate in professional development and research activities under guidance.
  3. Provide clinical supervision and/or support to students and relevant staff as appropriate.
  4. Manage a caseload within a dynamic and evolving work environment to ensure timelines and health outcomes are met.
  5. Participate in continuous quality improvement and service development activities at a local level to ensure delivery of contemporary pharmacy services.
  6. Contribute to the achievement of work unit goals and key performance indicators
  7. 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.
  8. Foster a positive workplace culture through professional work practices and role modelling behaviour in accordance with NT Health values.

Selection criteria


  1. Tertiary degree in Pharmacy to allow registration as a Pharmacist that meets membership eligibility requirements of the Pharmacy Board of Australia and registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Demonstrated sound clinical pharmacy skills in providing service to patients and families/carers
  3. Awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture and an ability to interact effectively with patients and families/carers of diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
  4. Developed communication, interpersonal skills, conflict management skills, with experience working in a team environment to achieve positive health outcomes.
  5. Ability to efficiently and effectively manage a patient caseload and a demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  6. Knowledge of continuous quality improvement strategies.
  7. Demonstrated time management skills to allow the prioritisation and completion of tasks within expected timeframes.


  1. Experience in the use of office based computer programs and databases.

Further information

The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant to the position. This role carries specific immunisation requirements. To be eligible for appointment you will be required to meet the immunisation requirements associated with Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances).

Curious or have further questions? Please contact chastina.heck@nt.gov.au

To apply please progress through to the NT jobs website.

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