SA Pharmacy Candidate Pool
Working in a world class Adelaide teaching hospital you'll find yourself gaining both specialised clinical and broad general experience, every day.
You'll quickly find yourself a valued member of a real hospital community, one that encourages relationships with patients, while providing the opportunity to gain high quality clinical experience.
'A fantastic environment where colleagues can quickly turn into friends.'
You'll be given the opportunity to contribute to a collaborative culture, drawing upon the knowledge of your peers and senior pharmacists, encouraging you to put down a strong foundation for a long and fruitful career as a Hospital Pharmacist.
'I chose SA Health as the best place to work as a Pharmacist. After twelve great years, a Deputy Directorship and two small kids I still can't imagine leaving.'
I joined The Royal Adelaide to train as a Pharmacist and left for The Repatriation General Hospital as an AHP3. I never thought I'd still be here 12 years later as the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator - a team leader and one of the department's deputy directors.
SA Pharmacy is a fantastic place to gain both specialised clinical and broad general experience. Now there's a centralised SA Pharmacy Candidate Pool where you can register to find work. So if you'd like to work in an environment where colleagues can turn into friends, follow my lead. Read more of Wassana's story.
There are five key benefits you will receive from choosing SA Pharmacy as your early-career employer:
- A World-Class workplace
- Gain clinical and broad general experience, every day
- A collaborative and highly supportive culture promotes faster career development
- The opportunity to move and specialise within the health system
- Flexible working arrangements encourage an achievable work/life balance
How to apply
Take the opportunity to show your capabilities and find out what you can really do in a friendly, supportive, team culture that fosters proactive relationships, both interdepartmental and between hospitals.
Apply for the SA Pharmacy Candidate Pool.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Assistant/Technician frequently asked questions
We invite qualified Pharmacists and Pharmacy Assistants/Technicians to register their interest to work with SA Health. Positions are available for practitioners seeking to explore South Australia working in regional sites and/or skilled in:
- manufacturing of chemotherapy and other aseptic medicines for individual patient use
- provision of Clinical Pharmacy care, including charting/prescribing of medicines
- data analysis to improve systems
- cancer based Clinical Pharmacy
Opportunities exist across South Australia, in both regional and metropolitan SA Health services.
You can find out more information about the different regions or metropolitan sites you could work at.
Please take a minute to register your interest.
No, we need to review your application and work through our usual recruitment processes with you.
Priority for appointment to jobs in SA Health are given to applicants who are Australian citizens or permanent residents or hold a Visa that enables employment in accordance with Australian Immigration Department requirements.
In circumstances where suitable Australian candidates are not available, internationally trained Pharmacist and Pharmacy Assistants/Technicians will be considered for available opportunities. International Pharmacists who are not eligible for registration as Pharmacists in Australia with relevant skills and knowledge are able to seek roles as Pharmacy Assistants/Technicians.
The process for gaining registration as a Pharmacist in Australia is overseen by the relevant Pharmacy Board of Australia, which is supported in its functions by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Use the links above to review the registration requirements of the relevant National Board.
Yes, health care workers have an increased risk of acquiring some vaccine preventable diseases and of transmitting these diseases to other health care workers, other employees, patients, family members and visitors in SA Health, thus, all prospective employees applying for roles within SA Pharmacy are required to provide confirmation of immune status. The Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening, and vaccination (PDF 452KB) defines the minimum standards, including documented evidence of immune status to selected vaccine preventable diseases (Mandatory Instruction 1 and 3).
We recommend that you discuss relocation support with the hiring manager if you progress to interview.
Costs to consider include:
- Relocation costs to South Australia, including travel, freight and settlement costs.
- Work Visa costs if you require a visa
- If you are seeking to work as a pharmacist: Registration costs. This will also include the necessary criminal history checks and document certifications required for the registration process.
You may be eligible for relocation support to South Australia. For further information on relocation support, please contact Health.TalentAcquisition@sa.gov.au
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