Position title
Trainee - Pharmacy Support (Taree, Manning Hospital)

Pharmacy Support Trainee

Taree, Manning Hospital | Mid North Coast

Hunter New England Local Health District

Remuneration: $27,317.34 - $40,306.68 per annum
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until April 2025
Position Classification: Trainee Year 10, Trainee Year 11, Trainee Year 12
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ478003
Pharmacy Support Trainee
Manning Base Hospital, Taree

Are you a school-leaver looking for an on-the-job learning experience? Are you looking for a way to gain experience to enter the workforce while you are completing a VET course? Our Hunter New England Pharmacy Support Traineeship is a great way to gain invaluable experience in Pharmacy support and the health sector.

About the job:

  • A Traineeship will allow you to gain a recognised qualification in Certificate III in Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support with a recognised training organisation.
  • The traineeship will provide a range of learning opportunities that will provide you with the exploration of career opportunities and pathways in NSW Health.
  • This is perfect for someone who has left school and looking to gain a useful qualification in a health-related field.
  • This role will involves working under the supervision of a pharmacists with tasks including: receipting medications, supplying medication and maintenance of accepted stock levels in a timely manner.
  • You would be supported by the pharmacy team, with protected time to complete the Certificate III in Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support.

About you:

  • Recent school leaver who is looking for a health-related role.
  • Motivated and excited to try something new.
  • Enjoy communicating with a range of people.
  • Want to work as part of a team providing support to the community.

About us:
This position will see you working with a highly- skilled team of pharmacists and pharmacy support staff to ensure optimal medication safety and service efficiency. The Lower Mid North Coast Sector Pharmacy Service is based at Manning Base Hospital in Taree, providing pharmacy services within the Dispensary and ward environments.

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to grow your career. We are a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, providing a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast regions. As the largest employer in the region, we encourage collaboration, openness and respect in the workplace to empower our employees to use their knowledge, skills and experience to meet the principle of Excellence. Every patient. Every time.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging - Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.


Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Aly Holt on Alexandra.Holt@health.nsw.gov.au or Laura Boyce on Laura.Boyce@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:
Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2

Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health.  For more information, please visit:  http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.

This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.

HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.

Date posted
April 3, 2024
Valid through
April 14, 2024
Job Location
Employment Type
Full-time, Temporary
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