Job Vacancy:

Intern Pharmacist

Position: Full Time, Fixed for 12 months
Job Code: 39973
Employer: Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospitals
Salary: $61,777 - $79,667
Closing application date: 27/03/2019

Job Description

Hospital Information – Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH)
RDH is fully accredited and the premier teaching hospital in the Northern Territory with over 350 beds. It has links with Flinders Medical School and the Charles Darwin University. PRH is a new 116-bed hospital and is a 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, mental health services and hyperbaric medicine in addition to standard medical, surgical and paediatric areas. Visit our website:

Department Information
The pharmacy department is modern and progressive. The department is made up of 25 pharmacists and 20 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.

We have a strong commitment to professional development and will support the successful candidate to further their clinical skills.

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: To perform a combination of clinical and operational hospital pharmacy services at Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital, under the supervision of a pharmacist, while completing a recognised Intern Training Program.

Context Statement: We are looking for an enthusiastic applicant who is able to demonstrate good initiative. An interest or prior experience in improving health outcomes in regional areas or complex cross-cultural environments will be viewed favourably.

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. Assist in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals including sterile products.
4. Provide culturally appropriate drug information and continuing education for clients and other hospital staff when required.
5. Assist in the monitoring of drug use and implementation of pharmaceutical related policies.
6. Assist with drug distribution and maintenance of accurate prescription records.
7. Participate in clinical rotation to other Northern Territory (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 or the purchase of lap tops and other work related technologies.
• 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.
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 and the ability to 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:

How to Apply
Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached resume/CV. For further information for applicants and example applications see:
Applications are open from 22nd June until 19th July 2018.
One fixed vacancy is available for 12 months from 2nd July 2019.

Contact Person
For more information about this position, please contact
Mrs Tristen Pogue
A/Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager
Ph: 08 8922 8424

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Tristen Pogue 08 89228424