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Clinical Pharmacist

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

Permanent, full-time 80 hours per fortnight (1.0FTE)

We have an opportunity for a Clinical Pharmacist to join our team at Hawke's Bay Hospital. We are looking for a colleague who shares our values of Respect, Partnership, Improvement and Care. We are particularly interested in hearing from Pharmacists with hospital pharmacy experience or Pharmacists keen to expand their career into hospital pharmacy. All applicants must be registered or be eligible for registration in New Zealand.

When you join our team we will develop your clinical and leadership skills within a supportive and stimulating environment.

Your responsibilities will include the delivery of pharmaceutical care and advice to inpatients, as well as guidance and support to nursing and medical staff. You will contribute to the improvement and development of medicines services to the hospital, in the development of best practice and appropriate medicine usage and you will provide support to the team, through professional and clinical leadership and training to intern pharmacists and undergraduates.

View the Position Profile HERE

Closing Date: 2 May 2021 

For further information on this position please contact Claire Fraser, Hospital Pharmacy Manager on 06 878 8109 ext 2565 or

Why Hawke's Bay?

Hawke's Bay is a region on the sunny east coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Great beaches, mountains and skiing close by, wonderful food and stunning wineries, vibrant cities and plenty more to boast about, check out:

We support our workforce to be innovative, provide learning opportunities to enhance skills and are passionate about serving our community.

We're committed to living our DHB values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira - Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care.

We're are proud of our team's diversity. We know the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce helps us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.




 Senior Pharmacist, Intensive Care and Surgical Services, Clinical Pharmacy


  • New Zealand’s leading public hospital
  • Senior speciality based role
  • 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.

We have a full time, permanent position in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgical services at Auckland City Hospital starting as soon as possible.

As an experienced Clinical Pharmacist, passionate about putting patients at the centre of everything you do, you’ll be in your element here with us. In this role you will be an integral part of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and surgical team and provide support and guidance in all aspects of medicines use in these specialties. It’s an innovative, professionally stimulating work environment where you’ll support the clinical review of prescribed medications, liaising with specialist clinicians to ensure appropriate, safe and cost effective delivery of medications to our patients. We’re sure you’ll also relish the chance to get involved in the on-going development of the service through writing and review of protocols, prescriptions and guidelines; and education, training and supervision of pharmacists, interns and students and the wider multidisciplinary team in order to facilitate good prescribing practice. There is the opportunity to further develop leadership skills by providing support to the Advanced Clinical Pharmacist – Surgical Services and Associate Clinical Lead Pharmacist – Clinical Pharmacy Services.

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For more information, please contact Kristen Greville – Associate Clinical Lead Pharmacist on or 021 0413017

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

• Relevant clinical pharmacy experience (at least three to five years hospital experience) and while intensive care and surgical experience is highly desirable, it is not essential. A postgraduate clinical qualification is desirable.

• Ability to lead and motivate staff, whilst showing drive, enthusiasm and initiative

• Excellent communication and organisational and interpersonal skills are essential

• Ability to develop close working relationships and work in a bicultural environment

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

About us
The pharmacy department at Auckland DHB is an innovative and exciting place to work. We employ over 150 staff working within two retail pharmacies, an 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 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. 

What we can offer you
Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is one of the leading 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 aspire to provide the highest standards of patient care and staff engagement which is underpinned by our organisational values of Haere Mai (welcome), Manaaki (respect), Tῡhono (together) and Angamua (aim high). Here is what we can offer you:

• On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme

• A great team environment and supportive work culture

• Excellent support from experienced practitioners, Peer reviews and professional supervision 

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To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Sonu Anand, Recruitment Consultant on or on 0211083241 quoting ref #ADHB9857A to discuss how we can best support your application

Closing date is 15 April 2021
Click here to view details about our recruitment process



 E-Medicines Support Pharmacist

Southland Hospital
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Part-time (20 hours per week), flexible

Are you a Pharmacist currently working part-time and looking for more hours? Or perhaps you'd just like a change of scene, with some new challenges. Southland Hospital, as part of the wider Southern DHB, is looking for a pharmacist to assist with the ongoing support of MedChart; our e-prescribing and administration system in place across Southern DHB on a permanent, part-time basis.

About us

We are a community-orientated hospital (not too big and not too small) providing a full range of secondary care services including general dispensary pharmacy, drug information and advice, education and counselling, and extemporaneous manufacture. In this environment you will be encouraged to have a go at everything, which will both challenge and extend your clinical experience and skills. 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.

About the role

Based at Southland Hospital and operationally reporting to the Pharmacist Manager onsite, this new position will link closely to the Dunedin based MedChart team from which you will have ongoing support.

Duties will include the following:

  • Supporting good clinical practice through the use of the system
  • Supporting the technology (hardware and software) used in the day to day use of MedChart
  • Providing training and support across the multidisciplinary clinical teams
  • Ensuring required updates are fully tested and reviewed prior to implementation
  • Associated future project work

You must be an assertive professional with an inquiring mind who is able to take a proactive approach to work, ensuring your own clinical practice leads by example. As a motivated professional with excellent time management you'll enjoy working with people of a like mind towards a common goal. You'll have a clear focus on pharmacy practice (both operational and clinical) to enable the ongoing and successful support of MedChart. You will be a link between the hospital clinical teams and the information technology team so being clinically connected to our wide variety of users to understand their needs is important. Flexibility is important in managing your workload in conjunction with the other MedChart team members to ensure training needs of users across all sites are covered.

About you

We are looking for a registered Pharmacist with three plus years clinical experience who is a natural working with and as part of a team, someone who has excellent time management skills and a very high standard of ethical and professional practice. You will be a great communicator in both verbal and written language adapting to the needs of the audience. A calm, mature approach is also essential as is having the ability to adapt to an ever-changing health environment.

You must be registered or eligible to register as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand under the provisions of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, with the right to work in New Zealand. Relevant clinical experience is a high priority for this position, and on our wish list the successful applicant would also hold a post graduate diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent) or a Health Informatics qualification. Interest in and understanding of the use of different technologies is an advantage but support and training will be provided to the right candidate. Some travel throughout the DHB may be necessary at times.

This is a part-time permanent position requiring the successful applicant to be flexible with their hours, and in particular when meeting the needs of training staff on shifts. On-call may be a requirement of this position in which a flexible time in lieu system will operate as opposed to a call back system.

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.

Location, location, location!

Invercargill gives you everything you would want from a city hospital, with a modern work environment, interesting work and a range of specialties.Invercargill is a lovely city for families with excellent education and adventure opportunities. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, many of New Zealand's major tourist destinations, (ski fields, national parks, vineyards) and hidden treasures are on our doorstep. Life is easy without a major commute. Plus you'll get free onsite parking. Check out:

If all that sounds appealing, there is no better time or place to make the next move in your career! You'll get a warm Southern welcome, and we might be biased, but we reckon there's no better place in New Zealand!

We would love to hear what skills, passions and interests you have that you could bring to our DHB, so don't delay and apply today.

Closing date: Sunday, 18 April 2021. 

For further information please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor - Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or email:

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

To apply

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



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NZHPA Notes on Injectable Drugs Steering Group

Notes on Injectable Drugs (NoIDs)

Sub-editor (variable hour part-time positions)

NoIDs is the flagship publication from NZHPA and is now published in online ( and paper based formats. With the move to online publication significant changes have been made to the format, content, production cycle, editorial, governance and quality assurance processes.

Position overview

We are looking to contract two to three sub-editors with current hospital pharmacy experience to join the editorial team for Notes on Injectable Drugs (NoIDs).

Reporting to the Chief Editor, you will be responsible for developing, writing and reviewing medicines monographs to support the safe administration of injectable medicines in adult and paediatric patients. The current annual editorial cycle is such that most work is required between March and August, and very little over the summer months. It is estimated that during the busy months up to 20 hours a month may be required.

These part-time positions will suit hospital pharmacists, ideally with experience in medicines information. We are looking for sub-editors with excellent evidence-based writing skills who are self-motivated, able to work autonomously, as well as be an active member of a team. We are particularly looking for pharmacists with current experience in paediatrics or cardiology.

Further information can be obtained from Sarah Wang (  or 0211387447), Vidhya Sritharan ( ), or Kim Brackley (  or  (09)3074949 x22880).
For full details, see Position Description 

Closing date 16 April 2021

How to apply: 
Please apply by submitting CV, cover letter detailing your relevant experience, and Referee Permission Form to Sarah Wang by 5pm Friday 16 April 2021