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As a pharmacist, you'll provide optimum pharmaceutical care to prisoners and juvenile detainees by promoting safe, rational and cost-effective drug therapy.

You'll provide clinical pharmacy services including monitoring a patient's drug regimen, providing drug information and advice to medical, nursing and other personnel as well as undertaking any appropriate research.

The role

Working closely with general practitioners (medical officers), nurses and other prison and health service staff, you will plan, organise and manage the provision of health care in accordance with the profession's highest principles and ethics and requirements of law.

Our pharmacists enjoy working in a close-knit team that provides dispensed medication to prisoners and detainees.

The benefits

Our pharmacists enjoy a range of great benefits including:

  • flexible working conditions
  • career development opportunities
  • competitive salary: $81,348 - $116,080 per annum plus superannuation
  • generous leave entitlements including:
    • 4 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
    • personal leave
    • parental leave (paid and unpaid)
    • study leave
    • long service leave after 7 years
    • purchased leave
  • regional incentives (depending on the location)
  • making a positive difference in the lives of offenders by helping them lead healthy lifestyles.


When positions are advertised, the eligibility requirements will be outlined in the individual job advertisement.

You'll be required to have registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Council of Western Australia.

You'll need an unrestricted C-class (manual) driver's licence (not a probationary licence).

Some positions require a current Working with Children check or the ability to successfully apply for one to be eligible for appointment as a pharmacist (this check is undertaken by the Department).

Contact us

For more information about careers with the Department, refer to the working with us page or a list of current vacancies in the Department.

Page last updated: 17-Oct-2016