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Locum Pharmacist Expression of Interest: 7CPA ELS program

Job description

Raven's Recruitment are currently interviewing Locum Pharmacists who are interested in joining our 7CPA ELS Locum team to support pharmacies experiencing emergencies in rural and remote areas.

Pay rates of $85 per hour are available with travel and accommodation provided. ELS placements are short-notice due to the nature of emergencies and for 1-7 consecutive days.

The ELS and the benefits of helping Rural and Remote Pharmacies in need

The objective of the Emergency Locum Service (ELS) program is to ensure that rural and remote communities retain access to pharmacy services at all times.

The Australian Government understands that Community Pharmacies in rural and remote areas operate with limited numbers of Pharmacists and without a helping hand when emergencies occur, some Pharmacies in rural and remote Australia would not be able to undertake dispensing duties to fully and effectively operate.

As such, Raven's Recruitment has been engaged by the Pharmacy Programs Administrator (PPA) who administer the program on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health, to provide the service to all eligible Pharmacies from the 1st of July, 2021 and provide that essential help.

We would love you to experience helping out Pharmacies in need and at the same time having an adventure, travelling to rural and remote locations at short notice and building up a wealth of knowledge in different cultures and communities.

Whether you are a professional locum looking for variety or a full-time Pharmacist wanting to help out when you have annual leave or a break in your career, any ELS assignment would be a welcomed and great addition to your CV.

More information on the ELS is available here ( and here (

Why Raven's Recruitment?

Raven's Recruitment is Australia's largest and longest running Pharmacist Recruitment Agency, and since 1987 we are able to offer pharmacists a huge selection of positions (full-time, part-time and locum) all over Australia, within both Community and Hospital pharmacy.

Our service is completely FREE to all Pharmacy professionals wishing to find locum work.

What's required to be a Locum Pharmacist?

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (or equivalent).
  • Current General Registration as a pharmacist (without conditions or undertakings) with AHPRA.
  • Clear and effective communication skills, with an attention to detail.
  • Minimum 2 years Community or Hospital Pharmacy industry experience.
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for 7CPA ELS program locum work, then please submit your application via this job advert. Applications must include a current resume that includes your APHRA number along with two recent work references.