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No, our services are free of charge to candidates.

Contact our expert recruitment and locum team to discuss opportunities available to you. +353 1 485 3522

You can also choose to be paid as a contractor. We currently deal with two contracting companies. If you require any further information on this, you should contact them directly. Their contact details are as follows:

Contracting Plus



84 Merrion Square South, Dublin
Telephone: 01 6110707

Cork Airport Business Park, Cork
Telephone: 021 4839339

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Columba House, Airside, Swords, Co Dublin​
Telephone: 01 8077106

Please note that we cannot accept contractor invoices for payment from any other company than those detailed above. If you have your own limited company already either of these will be able to accommodate this.

If you have not worked in Ireland before you will need to ensure you have a PPS number. You must also register this PPS number with Revenue.

PPS Number – if you don’t have this you should contact Welfare/Intreo office

Revenue – once you have your PPS number you should apply online to register for tax.

I need your Employer / VAT number for Revenue

The Pharmaconex employer number is: 9690580E

If you have not allocated any tax credits to Pharmaconex, you will be liable for tax on all earnings with us at the higher rates:
40% PAYE, 8% USC, and 4% PRSI (where applicable).

If you wish to allocate some, or all of your tax credits to Pharmaconex, you will need to contact Revenue to do so. The quickest way to do this is through MyAccount on the Revenue website.

*How do I allocate my tax credits correctly? *

To ensure your tax is calculated correctly you must ensure your tax credits are allocated accordingly.

  • If Pharmaconex is your only employer, you should allocate all your tax credits to it
  • If you are working with other companies also you may wish to divide your credits. Revenue can advise as to how best to divide your credits
  • If you do not wish to allocate tax credits to Pharmaconex, you should still contact Revenue to register your employment with us, to avoid emergency tax.

You can either ring your local tax office or enter the details via MyAccount on the revenue website.

Payments are made on the 15th of each month, for hours worked in the previous CALENDAR month. For example, any days you work in November are due for payment on December 15th. If the 15th falls at the weekend or on a bank holiday, payments are made the following working day. Payslips are sent out to all locums via email.

No, we do not, only the necessary tax deductions are made from your wages.

Please provide your bank details to Stuart Brown

P: 01 687 4014

We understand that from time to time a Locum may need to cancel a confirmed booking due to unforeseen circumstances. If you do need to cancel you should contact a member of the Locum Team by telephone and you should offer a valid reason. If you know of anyone that can cover the booking on your behalf, please let us know.

Cancelling bookings because something better came along is unprofessional and can make you appear unreliable. This can also make it harder for you to secure a booking  in the future. Please ensure to check your work and personal schedule before confirming bookings, to avoid cancellations.

*48hrs minimum notice is required for cancellations. Where less than 48hrs notice is provided Pharmaconex reserve the right to deduct any extra cost incurred to place an emergency locum in your place.

Frequently Asked Questions – PharmaConex App

If you already have an account with us, simply download the app and reset your password  by click the forgotten password link. You will receive an email to reset  your password . Then you can log in and enjoy our new features.

If you are new to PharmaConex, welcome aboard! After you sign up via the new app and complete the steps, one of our coordinators will review your account and approve it before you can start booking shifts. Make sure to check your email for a confirmation message!

Sorry, but the old website is history. We’ve moved on to bigger and better things!

Of course, you can still book a shift on our new website if you don’t have the app. But we highly recommend you to download the app, because it has a sleek design and a user-friendly interface. The app lets you book shifts faster and easier and gives you access to more features and benefits. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

Don’t worry, we are here to help. You can reach out to any of your usual coordinators directly or you can call 01 485 3522 or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will fix anything!