Lead Pharmacist – Clinical Education

Department of Health NT
May 11, 2022
Darwin, Palmerston, Australia
Job Type
Position description
State or territory


The Lead Pharmacist - Clinical Education will coordinate the orientation, education, training, and development of clinical pharmacists, interns, and students at Royal Darwin Palmerston Hospitals through structured education programs.


If you are interested in pursuing a career in the NT and keen to enjoy life in the balmy tropics, this is an exciting opportunity to join our clinical pharmacy team and be involved in providing medicines management services within a multi-disciplinary team.

Benefits include:
• 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.

The Northern Territory is a great place to live and work – there are any number of statistics to back this up. Like the fact that the Territory has a young multi cultural population, a rich culture, great schools and strong employment growth.

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.

The Territory is building on it’s strengths to make the future even brighter and is filled with opportunity – for individuals and for families.

For more information on living and working in the NT visit www.theterritory.com.au.

Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is fully accredited and the premier teaching hospital in the Northern Territory with over 350 beds. It has links with links with Flinders Medical School and the Charles Darwin University.

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.

The Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) is a brand new Level 3 Public Hospital. Phase 1 is a 116 bed facility with future expansion capacity. PRH will work as a component of an integrated and networked group of hospitals across the Top End of the NT, where all services are delivered by the Northern Territory Department of Health, through the Top End Health Service (TEHS). Royal Darwin Hospital will continue to play an important part in supporting the Level 3 hospitals (Palmerston, Gove and Katherine) as the tertiary hospital in an integrated network health service.

The pharmacy departments are modern and progressive, with a team of 34 pharmacists, 25 pharmacy technicians, and 3 intern pharmacists working across both sites.

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.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from pharmacists who are enthusiastic and motivated to join our clinical pharmacy team.

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