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COMMUNITY PHARMACY IRELAND

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY

Community Pharmacists are at the heart of every city, town and village. They are valued healthcare providers who build customer relationships and help communities thrive.

Ireland is the ideal place to work as a Community Pharmacist with over 1,800 community pharmacies to choose from and 85 million visits each year, pharmacists are the first port of call within our healthcare system.

Why Community Pharmacy in Ireland?

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Community pharmacies are open mornings, evenings, weekdays and weekends, (because unlike other countries, we don’t have any 24-hour pharmacies), allowing you to choose working hours that suit your lifestyle.

CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION

From idyllic villages to stunning coastlines to bustling cities, Ireland has it all. Pharmacies are located in almost every village, town and city in ireland, which means the choice is yours.

COMPETITIVE SALARY

In comparison to many other EU States, pharmacists in Ireland are well paid, with competitive salaries and benefits packages.

WHAT IS COMMUNITY PHARMACY?

ONE-TO-ONE ADVICE

Community pharmacists play a vital role within their communities and the primary healthcare system, offering one-to-one advice and health services, such as seasonal flu vaccinations, blood pressure measurement, cholesterol testing and smoking cessation support.

WORKING ON THE EMERALD ISLE

WHY WORK IN IRELAND?

Ireland is rated as the 14th happiest country in the world, ahead of the UK, USA, France and Germany. Famous for its warm welcome, friendly people, beautiful scenery and great atmosphere, Ireland is an energetic, thriving country that's just a short journey away from the UK and Europe.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY

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Over 90% of people trust their pharmacist and favour their advice. As the most accessible part of the healthcare system, Community Pharmacists provide vital support and encourage healthy lifestyles within their communities.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

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Becoming a Pharmacist in Ireland offers flexibility, work-life balance and competitive remuneration. In some locations, longer pharmacy opening hours provide an opportunity to manage working hours around your lifestyle needs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Can I work as a pharmacist in Ireland if I’m qualified from an EU/EEA country?

Yes, once you have registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland through the European Route of Registration and satisfied the language competency requirements. You can find more details here.

Can I work as a pharmacist in Ireland if I’m qualified from a non-EU country?

You will first need to apply for registration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland using the Third Country Route of Registration. You can find more details here.

How do I register with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland?

Anyone wishing to practise as a pharmacist in Ireland must first register with the PSI.

The following are the registration deadlines  for February and March. Click here for more information.

 

October

Application Submission Deadline                                               Tuesday 1 October 2019

EU Application Review & Information Meeting                        Friday 25 October 2019

Estimated Date of Registration                                                   Friday 1 November 2019

 

November

Application Submission Deadline                                               Friday 1 November 2019

EU Application Review & Information Meeting                        Friday 22 November 2019

Estimated Date of Registration                                                   Sunday 1 December 2019

 

December

Application Submission Deadline                                               Friday 15 November 2019

EU Application Review & Information Meeting                        Friday 13 December 2019

Estimated Date of Registration                                                   Wednesday 1 January 2020

Working in Dublin was an absolute pleasure, I got to visit so many unique places while working only 5 days a week.

Ana, Dublin
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