All Care pharmacy, a tertiary pharmacy in Brisbane, has hired an independent technician.
The company says the new employee will be able to do tasks including filling prescriptions, administering medications and delivering medication to customers.
The move comes as allure pharmacy is experiencing strong growth, with the company now operating in the top 20 in Australia, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
It has been hiring more technicians and staff members, as well as expanding its customer service team.
In July, All Care launched a $4,000 reward for people to send information about the job to the company.
The rewards were shared via Twitter on Wednesday.
In response to queries from Business Insider, All Day Health, the company’s parent company, said it had not made any decision to increase the reward, but said it would consider all feedback from customers and would look at how to increase pay.
All Care says the independent pharmacy technicians will not work for All Care Pharmacy or All Care Australia.
All care pharmacy has been looking for independent pharmacy techs to fill prescriptions, administer medications and deliver medication to its clients since 2015, the first year it opened its doors.
A total of 1,000 jobs have been filled since then, and the company currently has over 500 full-time positions.
All Day Pharmaceuticals said it was not the first pharmacy to hire an independent tech.
Pharmacy techs previously have been employed by other pharmacy companies including Australia’s Royal Pharmacy, which is based in Brisbane.
The RPS, however, has struggled to find suitable staff.
Pharmacists who join the RPS are paid at the same rate as their colleagues, which means they are often paid $2,000 to $3,000 per hour, compared to the $3.50 they get in a pharmacy, according To the Times.
In a statement, All Health said it did not have a policy in place for this position.
Pharmacies should be hiring qualified staff with relevant qualifications to do their jobs, and should continue to do so.