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 auckland new19

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist - Oncology, Clinical Pharmacy


• New Zealand’s leading hospital
• Full-time permanent position

Are you an experienced Clinical Pharmacist looking to take the next step in your career? If yes, then this is the position for you.


The Pharmacy Department is looking for a highly motivated advanced clinical pharmacist to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to work with the country’s leading oncology and haematology specialists, research nurses and be a part of ground breaking clinical trials. 


About the position 

You will support the provision of clinical pharmacy to the Cancer and Blood service; this will include inpatient ward services, clinically screening chemotherapy prescriptions, liaising with both prescribers, the in-house Pharmacy Aseptic Production Unit and our nursing teams to ensure appropriate, safe and cost effective delivery of chemotherapy to our patients. You will be involved development of protocols, prescriptions and guidelines, and education & training of pharmacists and the wider multidisciplinary team in order to facilitate good prescribing practice. 


In this exciting role your main responsibilities will be to 

• Provide high level clinical pharmacy expertise to specific complex patient groups
• Promote and lead clinical excellence and quality within the clinical service through mentoring, coaching and support of the clinical pharmacists in the service
• Teaching other healthcare professions including supporting teaching at the University of Auckland
• Contributing as a member of the Clinical Pharmacy Leadership Forum to implement the wider Clinical Pharmacy Strategy
• Identify quality improvement opportunities that develop the model of care and service delivery strategy, working with the pharmacy senior leadership to implement these initiatives

Click here to view the position description 

For further information about this role please Kristen Greville, Associate Clinical Lead Pharmacist – Clinical Services on


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.

Here is what we can offer you :-
• On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities
• Excellent support from experienced practitioners, peer reviews and professional supervision
• 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. Our award winning and growing clinical pharmacy service has over 40 pharmacists working across both secondary and tertiary level services. We have a robust service strategy which ensures that our staff are continuingly driving to work at the top of their scope and pushing the boundaries of clinical pharmacy practice. 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 five years of clinical experience with evidence of extensive experience of clinical pharmacy practice and have completed a post-graduate qualification in clinical pharmacy 
• 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.
• Ability to motivate others and give and receive feedback well, and have challenging conversations even when the issues are complex
• Have a passion for clinical pharmacy that inspires others with a commitment to develop those around you. 


To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below 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 # ADHB6255A

Closing date is: 15 April 2020


Click here to view details about our recruitment process 



 Tairawhiti latest B&W

Hauora Tairāwhiti, Gisborne 


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 environments.   

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 Sunday, 19 April 2020







 Australia ACT

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.