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Posted by Palm Island Pharmacy


Palm Island Pharmacy is seeking a full-time pharmacist Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm (44 hours a week). 

This is a full time position offering sick leave and annual leave. 

Remuneration is a flat rate of $45/hour + employer contribution to superannuation (9.5%) + annual leave loading (17.5%). 

Free accommodation is provided on Palm Island.

Palm Island is only a short distance from Townsville.  Hinterland Aviation operate numerous flights each day between Townsville and Palm Island (Monday to Friday) and Sealink offer a regular ferry service between Townsville and Palm Island.  Sealink have a regular ferry service on Saturdays at 2pm so gives you an opportunity to easily go to Townsville on the weekends.

You need to have an interest in Indigenous health issues as more than 95% of the community is Indigenous.

Cultural sensitivity is a key requirement of this position.  Patient counseling needs to be undertaken in a culturally appropriate manner.

In this role you will be contributing to health service provision in an area with unique needs. The Australian Government has signaled a need to "close the gap", a gap that exists in health standards between Indigenous people and other populations.  Since Palm Island is almost exclusively populated by Indigenous people, every health service employee plays an important role in making a real difference.  Staff members contribute not only through using their health service expertise, but also their cultural capability.

Have a look at our website to see the view from the dispensary and front serving counters.  Enjoy watching the sunset every day from the pharmacy.

If you have any questions please email Ronald at