Intern Pharmacists

Department of Health NT
June 5, 2024
Darwin, Palmerston, Australia
Job Type
Position description
State or territory


Intern Pharmacists - Professional 1

Full Time Positions – 12 Months

Applications close 3rd July 2024


We are currently seeking Intern Pharmacists who are enthusiastic and motivated to complete their Intern Training Program in a tertiary hospital in the tropical north of Australia. If you have a passion for Aboriginal health and delivering high quality clinical pharmacy services this is an exciting opportunity for you. The health setting in the Northern Territory offers unique and diverse opportunities as well as clinical presentations like no other in Australia. Pursuing a career in the Top End of the Northern Territory allows you the opportunity to enjoy a tropical lifestyle with plenty of outdoor adventure on hand.

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

Relocation assistance of up to $500 is available for costs incurred moving to Darwin.

Pharmacy Team

The pharmacy team is a multi-disciplinary team providing medicines management services as an integral part of the broader NT Health Care Team. Striving to optimise the quality use of medicines through innovative patient care to improve the health of Territorians.

The pharmacy department is modern and progressive spanning across two campuses, with a team of 40 pharmacists, 27 pharmacy technicians, and 4 intern pharmacists. We have a strong focus on workforce culture and commitment to professional development.

Services provided by the pharmacy department include,

  • Ward based clinical and drug information services
  • In-patient and out-patient dispensing
  • Manufacturing (non-sterile)
  • Regional pharmacy - providing clinical pharmacy services to remote health centres, their patients and staff living in the outback.

Hours of work are 8am – 4:21pm, including the requirement to participate in the weekend rosters.

Royal Darwin and Palmerston Regional Hospitals

Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is a fully accredited tertiary teaching hospital and the largest hospital in the Northern Territory with over 400 beds. In addition to standard medical, surgical and paediatric services, specialty areas include;

  • Aboriginal health
  • Renal medicine
  • Critical care units (both adult and neonatal)
  • Tropical diseases
  • Mental health services
  • Hyperbaric medicine

The Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) is a Level 3 Hospital. Phase 1 is a 116 bed facility with future capacity to expand. Current services delivered at PRH include;

  • Emergency Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric
  • Medical Ward
  • Day Surgery
  • Maternity – out patient
  • Outpatient

Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or vehicle nor whilst working off-site.


  • Six weeks paid annual leave with 17% loading
  • Three weeks personal leave per annum
  • Superannuation contributions of 9.5% are paid by the NT government
  • Salary sacrifice of up to $9010.00 into personal loans, residential rent and other specific items.
  • Novated vehicle leasing options
  • Salary sacrifice into superannuation

The Territory

The Northern Territory is a great place to live and work. The Territory is one of Australia’s most culturally diverse places. There are over 100 nationalities and around 140 social, cultural and religious organisations.

The climate is tropical and supports a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. Spectacular natural attractions such as Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks and the Kimberley region which attract thousands of international tourists each year are within easy reach.

Darwin and Palmerston embrace the tropical lifestyle, providing a full calendar of community activities and events for families and individuals of all ages. For more information on living and working in the NT visit

How to Apply

Via the NTG Jobs Website: Jobs - Intern Pharmacist

For further information contact Emma Sykes on 08 8922 7488 or

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