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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. 

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Operations Manager Pharmacy and Medicines Management

Waitemata District Health Board, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Supportive team and work culture
  • Active in leading inter disciplinary/inter professional work place learningExcellent reputation within DHB and Nationally

Waitemata District Health Board serves the fastest growing population in New Zealand and we are single-mindedly focused on delivering excellence across our health outcomes and patient experience. The Waitematā DHB Pharmacy Service provides patient focussed pharmaceutical care to both inpatients and out patients at Waitakere and North Shore Hospitals as well as the Mason High Security Unit 

This senior role is responsible for providing full leadership of the Pharmacy and Medicines Governance at Waitemata DHB. This department has the most extensive integration of electronic medicine management systems in New Zealand, and our hospitals are now in a position to leverage off this to shape a vision for medication safety in the future. Utilisation of electronic systems has enabled the development of a robust clinical pharmacy service which is well integrated into the multidisciplinary team. 

This service has a strong history of service improvement and introduction of risk reduction strategies as well as recognition of the value of pharmacist-led project management. There are opportunities for Pharmacists to extend expertise into other areas such as Information Technology, Quality Improvement, Funding and Planning – the organisation recognises the benefit of pharmacist input outside of usual parameters. 

We invite you to apply to lead this high functioning team by contributing to better healthcare outcomes where it matters most – for the people in your community and to be part of a "growing" hospital service. 

You will be a New Zealand registered Pharmacist with at least 8 years’ experience working in a hospital pharmacy including management experience. The Service Manager for Pharmacy and Medicines Governance participates in a number of hospital-wide committees and groups including the Waitemata DHB Clinical Board, the Medication Safety Group, the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, and the Infection Control Committee. 

To view the position description please click here 

Please apply on-line at 

For further information about the role please contact Marilyn Crawley - Chief Pharmacist on or for help with your application please contact Ben Bradley – Senior Recruitment Consultant at or call on 09 442 7244 

Job code: WDHB9462 

Closing date: 27 January 2020




Totara Hospice Auckland 


  • Unique Palliative Care position for an experienced Pharmacist  
  • 24 hours per week (0.6FTE) – flexibly designed to achieve a work/life balance 
  • Strong focus on employee wellbeing with continuous learning & development  
  • Easy access to motorway with free parking!  
  • Most importantly, the opportunity to ‘Make Hospice Happen’…. 
Totara Hospice’s vision is to honour living and dignify dying. We do this by providing leading edge hospice palliative care services to eligible individuals living with life limiting illnesses, their families, caregivers and communities in South and South East Auckland. We are privileged and proud to provide services within one of the most culturally diverse areas of New Zealand and as such the provision of culturally appropriate services is a key objective of our hospice. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Totara Hospice team and make a difference in people’s lives by supporting them through what can be a challenging time. 
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Pharmacist, who will be responsible for leading and coordinating Totara Hospice’ pharmacy practice through alignment to evidence-based best practice.  
In this role as Clinical Pharmacist you will work in a multidisciplinary team to;  
  • Ensure that Totara Hospice meets all legislative requirements with regard to medicines management in the Inpatient Unit (IPU) and the community setting. 
  • Provide education regarding medicine management to patients, family/whanau to support them to self-care as able  
  • Provide medicines management education to colleagues at Totara Hospice and in the community as required  
  • Advise on sound economic management of medicines including access and supply, and the safe storage and disposal of medicines on Totara Hospice premises  
  •  Work as an integral member of the Totara Hospice interdisciplinary team in the development and maintenance of quality systems and the delivery of excellent specialist palliative care 
To be successful in this role you will have;  
  • Registration as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand  
  • Hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate  
  • Expert clinical knowledge and skills, preferably in palliative care or similar clinical setting, hospital or hospice  
  • Strong understanding of Pharmacy Law and standards, and the economic realities of practice  
  • Excellent patient and family/whanau rapport, able to provide guidance and support in a sensitive and professional manner  
  • Understanding and commitment to the principles of cultural safety   
  • Advance knowledge and skills in Clinical Pharmacy practice would be desirable as would a Post Graduate qualification which incorporates palliative care or studying towards

This role offers the opportunity to work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team in a professional service that continues to develop, and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of patients and their whanau/families.
Totara Hospice values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities.  
For more information about this position, or a copy of the job description, please contact Georgina Miller, Head of Clinical Services directly on 09-6400278.
To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4984337
Applications close: 7th Feb 2020








Pharmacy Rotorua Hospital 

Permanent, Fulltime + Rostered Oncall 

Fulltime, Fixed Term - 6 to 9 months maternity cover  

Do you want lots of variety in your daily work? 

•  Do you crave work/life balance? 

•  Are you looking for less traffic and free parking? 

•  Do you want access to countless outdoor activities? Adventure and water sports right at your doorstep, the beach or snow boarding/skiing within an hour or so of Rotorua.

We have two vacancies for highly motivated NZ Registered Pharmacists wishing to join our small pharmacy team. 

•  You will be a flexible team player, with a diligent approach to your work. 

•  You will be a problem-solver with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

•  You will participate in the development of clinical services and implementation of eHealth initiatives. 

•  You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, excellent time management skills, be consistent, reliable and accurate in your work, and enjoy learning new skills.

•  You will have a very high standard of ethical and professional practice.

•  You will be customer service focussed.

We seek a person with a good sense of humour who is willing to share their experiences with the rest of the team while wanting to develop and grow their own skills.

Experience in hospital may be an advantage but not essential provided you are able to demonstrate an understanding of clinical services relevant to transitions of care.

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Successful applicants must:

•  Be a NZ Registered Pharmacist or eligible to register

•  Be willing to participate in rostered Oncall.

It would be an advantage if you:

•  Be willing to study toward a PG Certificate or Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy

•  Have had experience working as part of a small team

If you think this sounds like you apply online via our website

 Applications close 19 January 2020




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 Team Leader (Clinical Pharmacists)

He aha te mea nui o tea ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

·      Permanent, full-time - 80 hours per fortnight

·      Updated conditions, new salary scale: $88,771 - $107,300

·      Financial assistance for relocation available on request

Healthy Hawke's Bay - Te hauroa o Te Matau ā Māui - Excellent health services working in partnership to improve the health and well-being of our people and to reduce health inequities within our community.

We are looking for a Clinical Pharmacist Team Leader who lives their values, has good relationship skills, and is a good communicator and problem solver who would relish the opportunity to use their leadership and management skills whilst further developing clinical expertise. The successful candidate will help lead the development of the service.

Your responsibilities will include the co-ordination and development of the clinical pharmacy service. You will provide coaching and mentoring to our Pharmacists and Intern Pharmacist, while also providing managerial support to the Hospital Pharmacy Manager and Chief Pharmacist.

The successful candidate will be joining a great team in a department that is committed to continuing professional development and opportunities for further study.

Through our values here at the HBDHB, we are proud of our team's diversity. We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce, to help us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.

With a vibrant multicultural society complimented by many options for good food and coffee, arts and sporting events, stunning wineries and beaches, Hawke's Bay provides an excellent opportunity to a lifestyle that will support your career. Please follow this link to find out more

This application requires a CV and Cover Letter. Please apply online via our DHB website.

For further information on this position please contact:

Claire Fraser, Hospital Pharmacy Manager

Ph: 06 878 8109 ext. 2565


To make an application and view the Position Profile please visit our web site:

 Closing date:26 Jan 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.