Intern Incentive Allowance for Rural Pharmacies - Extension Program
The Intern Incentive Allowance for Rural Pharmacies – Extension Program (IIARP-EP) is a new Allowance established under the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement. This new Allowance complements the existing Intern Incentive Allowance for Rural Pharmacies (formerly the Rural Pharmacist Pre-Registration Incentive Allowance). It supports the rural pharmacy workforce by enabling community pharmacies in rural areas to retain a newly registered pharmacist beyond the initial intern period. The Allowance provides funding of $20,000 (GST Exclusive) to community pharmacies for a continuous12 month period. There will be a maximum of 10 Allowances available each year.
Applications must be submitted up to two calendar months prior to the pharmacist's completion of their intern year with the Community Pharmacy, but must be received within three calendar months of the commencement of employment of the newly registered pharmacist.
The Rural Pharmacist Intern Incentive Allowance - Extension Program is open to those who meet the following eligibility criteria. Applicants must:
- employ a newly registered pharmacist for whom they acted as a preceptor during their intern year;
- must employ the newly registered pharmacist for a minimum of 12 continuous months;
- must be located in a PhARIA category 4-6 (PhARIA's for a particular location can be found by visiting the following website: http://gisca.adelaide.edu.au/projects/pharia.html) ; and
- must agree to the reporting requirements in the Program Specific Guidelines.
Please note application forms and reporting templates must be completed and faxed to the Rural and Indigenous Pharmacy Workforce Team on (02) 6277 1046
For a copy of the 5CPA General Terms and Conditions, please click here
This Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement.
For further information, please contact the Rural Pharmacy Workforce Team on (02) 6270 1888 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org