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Whanganui RHN


Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist 

Whanganui Regional Health Network (WRHN) is a Primary Health Organisation, covering a population of 60,000 residing in urban and rural locations. As a team we are passionate about health and equitable care delivery for the Whanganui community.

This is a 1FTE role for a registered pharmacist (with a current practising certificate) who has a genuine interest in reducing inequities for Maori and other vulnerable populations, and working with priority populations in improving health outcomes. Effective engagement and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with our stakeholders is vital to the success of this position.

The successful applicant will play an integral member of primary care interdisciplinary teams, supporting WRHN general practice members and enrolled population. The primary function focusing on; 

·       Supporting primary care providers to address inequities in prescribing and utilisation of medications 

·       Clinical medication reviews including virtual advice and consultation focused on high risk, polypharmacy and priority populations 

·       Medicines management support including;

o   Post-acute discharge referred patients identified as being at risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) and re- admission

o   Clinics for high risk and priority populations

o   General practice support

o   Consumer support and patient education

·       Continuous quality improvement through regular and structured review processes focusing on best practice prescribing and testing

·       Assisting with peer review and other educational activities – this includes facilitation and provision of resources and education

·       Providing evidence-based / best practice medicines information to primary care practitioners.

·       Timely analysis and interpretation of medication utilisation trends for general practice prescribers

The successful candidate will have a strong drive to achieve and accept accountability for delivering results, be a good communicator and have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. We are looking for energy, enthusiasm and a professional approach for delivering equitable outcomes. 

Please find the job description and application form on our website vacancies page: and submit your CV, the application form and a covering letter to by 16th March 2020.





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Pharmacy Technician / Kairahurahu Pūtahi Rongoā (Aseptic Production) 

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Location: Wellington Regional Hospital 

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: $46,560 - $60,281



Are you a qualified pharmacy technician with:

  • Hospital aseptic production experience

  • Great prioritization & communication skills

  • Ability to manage workload

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you - we are currently seeking a pharmacy technician to help support our motivated team in the Aseptic Production unit at Wellington Hospital.  This position involves the compounding and dispensing of cytotoxic and other aseptic products. You will also be involved in the processing of outpatient and inpatient charts, assembling of required vials, bags and consumables in preparation for manufacture and communicating with multi-disciplinary team regarding patient orders. 


  • Aseptic and non-aseptic compounding 

  • Processing of inpatient and outpatient charts

  • Communicating with multi-disciplinary team regarding patient orders

  • Supporting the department in implementing programmes of work and achieving its goals.

  • Assist in training staff in compounding techniques.   


All applicants must possess a New Zealand recognised pharmacy technician qualification.  Previous experience in hospital aseptic compounding is essential and candidates must have knowledge of current manufacturing standards.


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button at:.

Applications close on 1 March 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (AH016-20) and job title in the subject line.

Applications close: 1 March 2020  

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By joining together we will succeed





Senior Retail Pharmacist, Auckland City Hospital

•         New Zealand’s leading public hospital

•         Full-time permanent position

•         Busy onsite hospital Pharmacy

We have a permanent full-time position available for an experienced Retail Pharmacist to work in our busy on-site retail pharmacy at Auckland City Hospital.


About the position
The focus of this role is primarily dispensing and counselling for discharged patients and clinic outpatients. There is an opportunity to develop retail and OTC sales as there is a large number of staff working on site as well as many visitors. As a senior pharmacist and 2IC to the Pharmacy Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring safe and efficient work-flow within the dispensary to provide quality outpatient pharmacy services. You will also be required to support the Pharmacy Manager in providing leadership and guidance to pharmacy staff and assist with overall pharmacy service provision. It is expected that this role works closely and collaboratively with the Pharmacy Manager to plan, promote and develop the future direction of quality outpatient pharmacy services at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB). This will require high levels of communication, co-operation and initiative.


Click here for position description 

What we can offer you
Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is one of the largest healthcare providers in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population. We have state of the art facilities and provide our services from three hospitals – Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Health and Greenlane Clinical Centre.

Auckland DHB is the largest teaching hospital in New Zealand and we have a lot that we can offer you -

•         Continuous improvement and development opportunities

•         A great team environment and supportive work culture

•         Subsidised gym membership, free gym classes run by 5Points Gym

•         Discounts at a variety of businesses, free eye test


About the department
Our 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. We serve over 1200 inpatient beds. Our guiding principle is to put the patient first in everything we do. We are committed 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 to provide a high quality service to our patients.

About you
As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes – 

•         Either registered or be eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate. For details visit

•         At least 5 years’ experience of working in a hospital outpatient pharmacy or community pharmacy.

•         At least 2 years’ experience in a leadership, management or sole-charge role.

•         Drive, energy and initiative with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

•         Pro-active and can-do approach with the ability to be flexible and work autonomously as well as in a team.

 To apply please click on this link and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. For help with your application please email, Sonu Anand, Recruitment Consultant on quoting ref # ADHB5963A

Closing date is 23 February 2020





Pharmacy Technician - Dunedin Hospital

 ·      Full-time 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)

 ·      Permanent opportunity

 Our Pharmacy Department at Dunedin Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic person to join our friendly and supportive team as a Pharmacy Technician on a permanent, full-time basis.

 About us

 The Pharmacy service provides a full clinical and operational service to Dunedin hospital and we also have a full Aseptic Production unit. We provide a wide range of clinical services encompassing both generalist and specialist skills so there is no better place to move your career forward. In this environment, you will be encouraged to have a go at everything, which will both challenge and extend your experience and skills.

About the role - what's in it for me? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a pharmacy technician to join our team to assist in our hospital pharmacy dispensary.

The role will include stock control, ward supply, in and out patient dispensing, sterile, cytotoxic and non-sterile compounding and assisting in the general day to day running of the dispensary. The role will be 40 hours, Monday to Friday (as well as a rostered Saturday morning 9-12).

About you

Hospital experience is preferred although not essential and you will possess strong time management, planning, and organisational skills. Naturally, you will be an excellent communicator and strong team player. We are looking for someone who picks things up quickly, can perform in an accurate and precise manner and works well within a diverse environment.

To succeed in this role, you will need to have the following:

·      Appropriate New Zealand recognised Pharmacy Technician qualification (or working towards)

·      Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals

·      Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills

·      The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then apply today!

Closing date: Sunday, 23 February 2020.

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor - Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:



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Hauora Tairāwhiti, Gisborne 

Full Time, Permanent 


Gisborne Hospital is the base hospital for the wide geographical area, Tairawhiti, extending up the East Cape of New Zealand.  The region has a population of approximately 46,000 and is well known for its relaxed lifestyle and its beautiful rural and beach environment. 

Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Gisborne is a relaxed city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city has superb outdoor facilities, golden beaches, a warm climate and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture and tourism.  Local schools are excellent and real estate is affordably priced.  We work with one of New Zealand’s most culturally diverse populations – a strong cultural emphasis underpins all we do.  

We’re looking for a pharmacist who has the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and staff alike. In addition to enjoying a challenging case load and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a culture where staff are valued and respected for their expertise. 


At Gisborne Hospital our pharmacists are responsible for a range of operational and clinical pharmacy services including (but not limited to) in-patient dispensing, chemotherapy clinical review and dispensing, medication reconciliation, provision of medicines information to patients and staff, participation in multidisciplinary meetings and ward rounds, weekend and on-call roster as well as helping in the training and development of trainees and other staff. 

Maintaining and improving our clinical pharmacy services will be a major focus and you get to be involved in change implementation because we want our department to grow with you. Effective communication skills will be needed to ensure that continued excellent services are provided to the local community and surrounding areas. You will learn about Māori culture and embrace the wonders of Te Reo which is spoken by many in our community. 

This role offers a unique opportunity to work with the multidisciplinary team focusing on medication safety to implement the Health Quality & Safety Commission initiative. We will provide you with exciting work experience and offer you a platform to gain valuable clinical pharmacy knowledge. We are also very supportive of any further training or education you wish to pursue. We reward past experience, qualifications and skills and will offer remuneration accordingly. 


  • Bachelor degree in Pharmacy recognised in New Zealand

  • New Zealand Registered pharmacist or eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate

  • Previous hospital pharmacy experience is desirable but not essential

To view the job description, please click here.

For further information, please contact Kate Mather on 021 817 508 or email

Applications close 14 March 2020 




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Clinical Pharmacist

Whanganui Hospital Pharmacy Department

Permanent, 40 Hours/week

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic pharmacist to join our friendly and supportive team. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical areas, including the emergency department and mental health, providing clinical pharmacy services and participating in quality activities and projects. Whanganui hospital has ward pharmacy technicians providing medicines reconciliation, allowing pharmacists more time to provide clinical services.    

Community pharmacists are welcome to apply.  Previous hospital experience is not essential.  An extensive programme and support will be provided from the pharmacy team to orientate you to hospital pharmacy practices.  

The successful applicant will:  

  • be able to demonstrate entry level clinical skills and knowledge or above.  
  • have well-developed time management and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise task
  • have a high degree of accuracy 
  • be an effective team player 
  • have excellent communication and organisational skills
  • be computer literate
  • be registered or be eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate

The pharmacy department actively encourages all staff to be working at the top of their scope and is committed to providing support for on-going professional development and participation in weekly pharmacist continuing education sessions. 

Ditch the long wait times in traffic and join us here at the Whanganui District Health Board in the beautiful city of Whanganui, where picturesque views of the mountains and landscape in the central plateau and across to Taranaki can be seen from all directions. With reasonably priced housing, great schools, close access to lakes, sea and bush, Whanganui offers a great place to live and work for all.

For additional information about the role, please contact Recruitment Coordinator, Kim Craddock on (06) 3488911, or email 


Applications should include a cover letter, CV, completed WDHB application form and be forwarded to the above email address or the postal address on the application form.

Vacancy number: 01-PHAR-5665         

Applications close: 27 Feb 2020





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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. 

Email CV at first instance to:

 Closing date: 28 Feb 2020  





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Pharmacist Level 3 - Specialist Pharmacist
 (Job Number:  01LR2)


Job Title: Specialist Pharmacist
Classification: Pharmacist Level 3
Position Number: 19647, several
Annual Salary: $100,755 - $106,178 (up to $108,952 on achieving personal upgrade)
Branch: Medical Services
Section: Pharmacy Services
Vacancy Type: Permanent and temporary, full-time and part-time
Closing Date: 30 June 2020
Contact Officer: Hameda Lane (02) 5124 2121  

Canberra Health Services

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

• The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
• University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
• Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
• Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
• A range of community-based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position

The Office of the Executive Director of Medical Services (EDMS) includes the Physician Training Office, Medical Officer Support, Credentialing, Employment and Training Unit (MOSCETU), GP Liaison Unit (GPLU), Pathology, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging and Library Services.

The Canberra Health Services (CHS) Pharmacy Department have a dynamic, talented team of approximately 100 staff, including: pharmacists, technicians and administration staff. The department supports flexible working arrangements in accordance with the ACT Public Sector Health Professional Enterprise Agreement, supporting both full-time and part-time work to promote a positive work-life balance. Funding opportunities are accessible, through application, to support learning, development and the advancement of knowledge and skills to support practice and career progression.

The department provides a range of clinical services to inpatients and outpatients including a number of specialised services. Work is underway to plan a new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre which will transform the acute services delivered at the Canberra Hospital in the near future. This new centre will deliver additional Emergency Department treatment spaces, theatres, additional intensive care unit (ICU) beds, as well as including new paediatric ICU beds.

As a highly skilled and experienced clinical pharmacist in a defined area of practice the pharmacist will work within a multidisciplinary team to deliver a safe, efficacious and patient centred service to patients. This will include working under the broad direction of the Lead Pharmacists and Deputy Directors of Pharmacy, and closely with a team of dedicated and skilled technicians and pharmacists to deliver the service. As the department redesigns the clinical pharmacy service to optimise patient care, opportunities are available across a range of clinical areas within medicine, surgery, women’s, youth and children, mental health, rehabilitation and aged care, and emergency and critical care, depending on the experience and expertise of the pharmacist. Pharmacists that are able to demonstrate skills and experience in a specific field to the level required will provide a clinical service to that specific clinical area and will be supported to advance their skills and expertise in that area.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: 


• Be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Able to demonstrate practice at the Consolidation Level for Advanced Pharmacy Practice.

Highly Desirable:

• The Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australia (SHPA) membership.
• Membership linked to area of specialty.
• Publication in peer reviewed journals.

Prior to commencement successful candidates may be required to:

• Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
• Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
• Comply with ACT Health credentialing for Allied Health professionals.
• Provide a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.


There are several temporary and permanent positions available within the Pharmacy. Full-time and part-time hours will be considered and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro rata. Please submit your application at your earliest convenience. For an informal chat or for further information about the position please don’t hesitate to contact the Contact Officer.


• Under broad direction, and in conjunction with the Lead Pharmacist and Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical), provide a highly specialised level of clinical pharmacy service for a defined area, and assume a clinical supervisory and training role for technicians and early career pharmacists (including interns and pharmacy students).

• Proactively develop own knowledge and expertise to serve the functions of the role and the environment keeping abreast of emerging trends in pharmacy services.

• Represent the pharmacy department through professional leadership to facilitate effective service provision and ensure safe and effective use of medicines.

• Develop and contribute to practice based research, medication safety initiatives, accreditation activities, publications, policy and procedure review, strategic planning and service review, and quality improvement projects relevant to the specialty area.

• Provide a range of pharmacy services on weekends, public holidays and after hours (on-call) as rostered.

• Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

(Please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually).

1. Proven experience practicing at a specialist level in a defined area/areas, clearly articulated in the application for the position.

2. High level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to consult, negotiate and liaise effectively with patients and with colleagues in the multidisciplinary setting. This includes building and maintaining effective working relationships, and the maintenance of a supportive work environment.

3. Proven experience in education, mentoring and training, clinical supervision and the ability to impart knowledge and skills to pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals in their defined area of expertise.

4. Proven record of significant contribution to the development, evaluation and maintenance of improvement programs, policy and procedures, medication safety initiatives, research initiatives and accreditation activities.

5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.