Job Vacancy:

Intern Pharmacist

Position: Full Time, Fixed from 07/01/2020 for 12 months
Job Code: 11685
Employer: Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospital
Salary: $61,777 - $79,667
Closing application date: 21/07/2019

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The intern pharmacist has the following responsibilities under the supervision of a registered pharmacist;

  1. Provide a ward based clinical pharmacy service in accordance with departmental guidelines and Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) standards of practice for clinical pharmacy.
  2. Assist with inpatient and outpatient dispensing and related counselling.
  3. Provide culturally appropriate drug information and continuing education for clients and other hospital staff when required.
  4. Assist in the monitoring of drug use and implementation of pharmaceutical related policies.
  5. Assist with drug distribution and maintenance of accurate prescription records.
  6. Assist in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals including sterile products.
  7. Participate in clinical rotation to other NT Department of Health hospitals when required.
  8. Follow defined service quality standards, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) 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 eligibility for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
  2. Sound communication skills (both written and oral) and ability to work well with all other staff and contribute positively to the team
  3. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge gained at undergraduate level to practice based situations.
  4. Self-motivated and ability to work un-supervised in completing course work.
  5. Demonstrated problem solving skills with initiative and the ability to manage time and prioritise tasks.
  6. Demonstrated willingness and ability to participate in required training and commitment to continuing education and professional development
  7. An ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.


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 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.

How to Apply

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