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Pharmacist - Cytotoxic Compounding Operations

Pharmacy Services

Waikato Hospital


Job Number: WAI07564

We are seeking a pharmacist to join our dispensary and supply operations team.  The pharmacist input into this team includes working mainly within our specialised compounding unit (cytotoxic medicines and chemotherapy) but also contributing to services within the inpatient dispensary, oversight of supply chain activities and procurement.  

You will work alongside a neat team of pharmacists, technicians and assistants, as well as being be part of the larger, specialised teams of pharmacists providing clinical pharmacy and advisory services to Waikato DHB hospitals.


Ideally, you would have a specific interest in aseptic compounding, oncology and haematology - particularly if this was something you wanted to develop over time, however pharmacists wishing to train in this field and or new graduate pharmacists are also welcome to apply as comprehensive training will be provided, if required.


Waikato Hospital is a tertiary level teaching hospital servicing approximately 700 beds, supplying a full range of services to one of the most diverse and geographically widespread regions in the country. It’s a great place to work - lots of variety, interesting and valuable services, with passionate people - you won’t get bored working here!


This 1 FTE permanent position will be spread over a Monday to Friday roster with occasional rostered Saturdays and Public Holiday involvement.  Inclusion within the on-call pharmacist team may be required.

For any further information, please call Marinda van Staden, Team Leader on 021 549 893.

To apply, please visit

Closing date: 27 January 2019




Associate Clinical Lead Pharmacist – Clinical Pharmacy Services

Full time, Permanent 

The Department of Pharmacy at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) has a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced clinical pharmacy leader to provide effective day to day operational management and leadership within the Clinical Pharmacy Service. 

The Associate Clinical Lead is a newly established leadership position designed to support the implementation of the Clinical Pharmacy Strategy whilst ensuring that daily operations run smoothly. The post holder will help foster a culture of quality and clinical governance whilst maintaining a nurturing team environment. The successful candidate will work closely and report to the Clinical Lead Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Services.

 The main responsibilities of this important leadership role will be to:

  • Manage day to day operations and staff within a specified portfolio
  • Work with the Advanced Clinical Pharmacists to ensure a high quality service is delivered to ADHB patients
  • Lead quality improvement and service development initiatives
  •  Create and maintain a cohesive team environment
  •   Provide a high level clinical service to a specified group of patients

ADHB’s Pharmacy Department is an innovative and exciting place to work. We employ over 100 staff including those working within two retail pharmacies, Aseptic Production Unit and a flagship inpatient service.

The Clinical Pharmacy Service serves over 1000 inpatient beds with service provision to a full array of secondary and tertiary level clinical services including Adult Medical, Surgical, Cardiac, Paediatrics (Starship Children’s Hospital), Mental Health, Women’s Health and Cancer Care services. We have a reputation for excellence and innovation and have won several awards for our novel patient centric models of care and initiatives. 

Our guiding principle is to put the patient first in everything we do. We are committed to strive to do and be our best, to value and support all staff, to work together with trust respect and honesty, and display commitment and accountability. This is so we can provide a quality service to the people and patients we care for.

The successful applicant should be an experienced clinical pharmacy practitioner, have a proven track record of leading people and change, have the ability to be flexible and work well in a team. You should show drive, enthusiasm and initiative. Your passion for clinical pharmacy should inspire others.  Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organisational skills are essential. Post-graduate qualifications in business, clinical education or quality improvement are highly desirable. Applicants must hold a current APC with the Pharmacy Council of NZ or be eligible to obtain one.

For an informal chat, please ring Ziyen Lam – Clinical Lead Pharmacist – Clinical Pharmacy Services 021 0366450

 Closing Date: 31 January 2019

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An opportunity exists for a NZ qualified pharmacist to join our team at OPTIMUS HEALTHCARE LTD. We are a compounding only pharmacy servicing the compounding needs of community pharmacies, medical practitioners, and veterinarians. Located in Penrose, Auckland, our small but dedicated team is totally committed to preparing individualised medicines to the quality standards audited by Medsafe NZ. 


Due to continued growth we have a job vacancy suited to a qualified or newly qualified pharmacist, preferably with compounding experience. We are offering a full time position where addtitonal training will be provided. Applicants should have a primary interest in the art and science of compounding. They should also have the ability to work in a laboratory environment and able to perform in an accurate and precise manner. Planning and organisational skills are a must, as is the ability to work individually and in a time efficient manner. A CURRENT APC is a pre-requisite. Successful candidates will be responsible to the General Manager, and will become members of a friendly, efficient, close-knit team. 

Salary, terms and conditions of employment are negotiable but is expected to be commensurate with industry norm.

Applications close on 28 February, 2019 or earlier once position is filled. 

Email CV at first instance to:








Are you a Pharmacist looking for an exciting career move in the New year? Here's an opportunity to combine your leadership and clinical skills in one great role, at New Zealand's largest private surgical hospital group. 

Our pharmacy, located at Mercy Hospital, has both a community and hospital focus and is made up of dispensary and senior clinical pharmacist teams. We provide services to Mercy & Ascot Hospitals, and their tenants, and support a number of other local private sector health facilities. Reporting to the General Manager Operations, this position leads and manages a team of around 20 people including pharmacists, dietitians and the pain service. You'll be responsible for the daily operations of each of these services, ensuring an effective, efficient and legally compliant service for our patients specialists and employees, that meets our business needs.

As a senior member of the clinical leadership team you will be working alongside colleagues and specialists who are experts in their respective fields. MercyAscot's specialities include a range of Orthopaedic and General surgical procedures including; Hepatobiliary, Colorectal, Bariatric, Neurosurgery, Urology and Gynaecology.

The role is fulltime, working predominantly Monday to Friday across both Mercy Hospital in Epsom and Ascot Hospital in Greenlane. While we expect the hours will primarily be 0830 -1700 there may be a requirement to alter these from time to time to meet business needs.

If you're able to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and attributes - we'd love to hear from you!  

  • New Zealand Pharmacy Registration, with APC, coupled with a Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy background
  • Project management experience - especially around the implementation of EMR/PAS 
  • Proven ability to work at a strategic and operational level with strong business acumen
  • An engaging and innovative people focused leader with a high degree of EQ
  • Understanding of professional requirements and ability to mentor staff to maintain professional requirements
  • Focus on quality, safety and risk management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the applicable legislation and Pharmacy Services Standard
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Pharmacy Ethics

 MercyAscot offers competitive remuneration; Christmas and NY close-down; free onsite parking, and a raft of other great benefits.

 This is a great role in a growing, changing and dynamic organisation, where we're large enough to be progressive, but small enough to care and make a difference.  Apply now! 


To view the Position Description and submit an application please visit our web site:

Applications close 19 January 2019.




Would you enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team supporting General Practices in the Southern Region?

              Clinical Pharmacist Queenstown (part time 0.4)

WellSouth is looking to employ a Registered Pharmacist with clinical skills and expertise to work alongside General Practice teams to support best practice prescribing and utilization of medicines.

WellSouth has the aim of improving health outcomes for people in the Southern region.  

WellSouth seeks an experienced, motivated registered pharmacist who has undertaken postgraduate study to join our clinical team. This role will involve undertaking clinical medication reviews, medicine reconciliation, quality improvement activities and education within the General Practice and other primary health care settings.  The role operates within the WellSouth Long Term Conditions team and works alongside practice staff, individuals and groups. 

A copy of the job description and application form can be found at

Enquiries and applications are to be directed to Human Resources, phone 0800 477 115, email  Applications must include a CV, letter of application and the application form.

Applications close on 5pm Friday 18 January 2019




Clinical Pharmacists   

Outstanding opportunity.  The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has two vacancies for Clinical Pharmacists

The BHB is a government health authority operating the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, a 400-bed general hospital and the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, an 82-bed psychiatric facility, as well as the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre, and various other community and outpatient services. 

Key benefits/features: 

  • Base starting salary for a Clinical Pharmacist is US$113,667 (circa NZ$170,00o)

  • 6% employment tax rate

  • 35-hour week

  • Registration and work permit arranged

  • Relocation grant (US$3000)

  • Relatively quick processing time

  • Attractive location (lifestyle and professionally) 

Bermuda comprises a series of small sub-tropical islands, with a population of just 65,000.    


The minimum requirement is two years’ FTE experience as a Clinical Pharmacist in a hospital setting.   


Applications open until the positions are filled.  To apply please contact and forward CV to:

 Nurses Society of New Zealand / NSNZ Recruitment 

+64 9 360 3990 or 0800Nurse1 


  NSNZ Recruitment is the nursing and medical recruitment arm of the Nurses Society.   The Nurses Society is a not-for-profit body providing representation and other services to nurses.