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Newly Qualified Pharmacists Guide to Locuming in Ireland

You've just become a newly qualified pharmacist – Congratulations! What's next? 

As a newly qualified pharmacist, the idea of locuming after graduation is both exciting and daunting. Whether you're looking to gain experience, explore different pharmacy settings, work around travel plans, or simply earn some extra income, locum work can offer a world of opportunities.

However, before you dive into the world of locuming, there are several essential steps you will need to take to ensure a smooth start to your locum career. In this guide, we'll walk you through the key aspects of getting started as a locum pharmacist with Clarity Locums.

Setting Up Your Clarity Locums Account

The first step to booking locum shifts is to set up an account with Clarity Locums. To get started, download the Clarity Locums app, or register on our website. You will need to provide your location, personal details, and PSI number. 

*If you already have a 'Pre-Reg / Technician' account with Clarity Locums, email our team with your information and they can update you to a 'Pharmacist' account!

Once you've verified your account, it's time to start uploading your documents! There are several mandatory documents and information you will need to provide in order for your account to be eligible to book shifts. Here's a checklist of what you'll need:

  • PSI Certificate (Photo)
  • Passport and Proof of Eligibility to Work
  • Your CV
  • HSELand Children First Certificate
  • Bank Details (BIC and IBAN)
  • PPS Number
  • Current Address (for Tax Reasons)

Documents can be uploaded in the 'My Documents' section of your Clarity Locums profile.

Pharmacist at work

Locuming has a range of benefits for newly qualified pharmacists

Getting Garda Vetted

When getting ready to become a locum pharmacist In Ireland, one of the first things you'll need to do is undergo Garda vetting. Garda vetting is a background check conducted by An Garda Síochána, and is a standard requirement for all healthcare professionals, including pharmacists!

In order to book locum pharmacy shifts with Clarity Locums, Garda vetting is a mandatory requirement. We've written an informative guide on the Garda vetting process, which you can access below.

Guide to Garda Vetting

Setting Up Your Tax Registration Number as a Newly Qualified Pharmacist

Imagine this: You work your first few locum shifts, and you finally get paid! You go to check your earnings only to find you've been emergency taxed! Nobody wants that.

To ensure smooth payment for your pharmacy shifts, you will need to register Clarity Locums as your employer with the Revenue. Our guide below talks you through how to set Clarity up as your employer to make sure that you get all that extra cash you worked hard for.

Registering Clarity Locums as your Employer

Pharmacist at work

Earn extra, choose your own hours and more as a newly qualified locum pharmacist

Want to Learn More?

The decision to become a locum pharmacist is a big one, and it's important to weigh up all your options before jumping in. If you feel like you need some more information, we've written a handy guide to talk you through EVERYTHING you need to know about locuming in Ireland!

Ultimate Guide to Locuming in Ireland

Heard Enough and Ready to Get Started?

The Clarity Locums app is available on iOS and Android. Download it today to create your account and get started. Find and book locum pharmacy shifts at the touch of a button – wherever, whenever!

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Not Sure You Want to Locum?

No problem! Our permanent division is recruiting newly qualified pharmacists all around the country! Head on over to our recruitment site to find out more or email us at [email protected].

Permanent Positions for Newly Qualified Pharmacists

Posted on 05 October 2023
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