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Pharmacy Technician

Dunedin Hospital

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

·      Permanent opportunity!

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

About us

The Pharmacy service provides a full clinical and operational service to Dunedin Hospital, and we 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

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 9am -12pm).

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 a trusted and positive team player. It is also essential you can pick things up quickly, perform in an accurate and precise manner and work well within a diverse and ever-changing 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
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity

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 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 you believe you could bring an abundance of fresh ideas to the service, and would enjoy working within a positive team environment, please apply now and let us know in your covering letter why you feel you would be suitable for this vacancy.

Closing date: Sunday, 14 June 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.

Pre-employment occupational health assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply

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




 Health Media

Programme Relationship Manager 


Who we are: 

We are a health communication company focused on providing primary care professionals (pharmacists, general practitioners, nurses, practice managers) with news and education specific to their needs and interests. We are about to launch a new nationwide service and need to expand our team.

We are interested in hearing from you if: 

  • You are a medicines expert, ideally with a background as a pharmacist, general or nurse practitioner, with experience in clinical quality initiatives within the primary care or PHO environment  
  • You have experience and knowledge in working to reduce medicines access inequity       
  • You have expertise in complex stakeholder management, with experience in documenting and evaluating the quality and extent of your relationship management  
  •  You have a good understanding of clinical practice software in the general practice and community pharmacy market   
  • You have a good understanding of how clinical and medicines data is used within software and the opportunities for service enhancement that this provides  
  • You have an excellent verbal and written communication, including confidence and ability to present in public forums
  • You have a good understanding of the professional development requirements of primary care clinicians  
  • You can use the Microsoft office suite of tools confidently and a range of cloud-based software tools and social media.  

The role:  

In this role you will: 

  • Work with our client, advisory board, editorial and data teams to identify and meet the professional development needs of clinicians with respect to improving medicines access equity and making good prescribing, dispensing or administration decisions. 
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships within the wider primary care community, identifying and growing appropriate distribution networks for the distribution for the client's products and services.
  • Grow clinician awareness and motivation to achieve the overall objectives of the Programme.

What other attributes will you require?

  • A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in order to improve Māori health and overall social outcomes. 
  • This is not a business-as-usual initiative. You will enjoy working in a fast-forming new team, with new structures and ways of working being defined over the first 12 months. You do not mind some ambiguity.
  • You enjoy the challenge of working fast, accurately and to regular deadlines. Chances are you a high-achieving pragmatist, rather than perfectionist. 

What other expectations are there? 

  • The job requires the ability to travel overnight to different parts of New Zealand and attendance at weekend clinical conferences  
  • The role will require that 70% of the annual leave is taken over the Christmas/New Year period annually 
  • The role is in Auckland’s North Shore, there is free carparking and flexible working hours. For suitable applicants, working from home, and from other parts of New Zealand may be considered.  

Apply for this great role on Seek 

Applications close 2nd June 2020.  




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 Clinical Pharmacist

Whanganui District Health Board 

Whanganui Hospital Pharmacy 

Permanent, full time (40 hours p/w) 

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm, may include a 7.30am - 4.30pm roster up to one day a 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 tasks
  • 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. 

The Whanganui region is a great place to live and work. We are experiencing significant growth, being closely located to larger centres while maintaining a strong community environment. Located at the mouth of the Whanganui river, we are close to both sea and mountains, offering diverse range of outdoor activities. We have a strong and active artistic community, and enjoy a busy calendar of community events. Housing remains affordable compared to many of the larger cities, yet still boasts educational institutions with international reputation. But most importantly, we are a community with heart. 

Come and join us in making a difference! 

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: 04 June 2020




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Pharmacy Mental Health Team Leader 

Ever wondered what it would be like leading a team of mental health pharmacy professionals working for the largest supplier of secondary mental health services in New Zealand? 

Now’s your chance to find out! – come join us at Waitematā District Health Board. 

Our current Pharmacy Mental Health Team Leader has been promoted, so we have a vacancy to fill within our organisation’s high-profile and well-respected mental health pharmacy team. 

This is a permanent position leading the team of mental health pharmacy staff working in both inpatient and community settings. You will be based at North Shore Hospital. Your main role will be to optimise the effective, safe and cost-effective use of medication for all services users in our mental health services. You will also spend a proportion of your time operating clinically as an integral part of the multidisciplinary teams working with our inpatient mental health service users. 

Waitematā District Health Board provides both acute and longer term general mental health care across a range of specialities and settings. We also provide regional forensic mental health, and alcohol and other drug services. The DHB has a supportive and enthusiastic Mental Health Pharmacy Team that provides high quality innovative care to our clients. We have been working in a multidisciplinary manner for many years and are truly embedded within the clinical teams. We actively participate in governance processes and service design and development. 

Continuing professional development, education and mentoring/supervision are actively supported and encouraged. We have developed close links with relevant professional bodies and tertiary education institutions, which has enabled us to develop a significant teaching role with undergraduate, intern and qualified pharmacists. 

We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm and drive to continue to lead our service in making a real difference to the lives of people with mental illness. You will be an experienced clinician who is an effective communicator, and who builds relationships and thinks strategically. Previous management experience is preferred but is not essential. 

Salary will be in accordance with experience and qualifications. 

To apply or for an informal discussion or further information, please contact 

Ariel Hubbert, Pharmacy Manager email directly to +64 9 489 0528 x 42624 or 021 320 778 

In order to apply for this role please go to and apply to position no WDHB10059

If you are not registered you will require register and then attach an up-to-date CV.

Should you have any further queries contact Antonietta Heath (Toni) on 09 4427250 or email directly to

Job reference number WDHB10059

Closing date 22nd May 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.