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Quality & Risk Team Leader / Kaihautū Rōpū Mahi Rongoā, Kounga & Mōrea

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: $86,406 - $104,495


An exciting opportunity exists for a position in our Pharmacy Leadership Team at CCDHB.  We are looking for an experienced pharmacist for a Quality & Risk Team Leader position to support our Pharmacy services in the development and implementation of continuous quality assurance and improvement  processes. 

Whilst this is a full-time, premanent role, we would consider secondments from other roles and fixed-term contracts for the right candidate.

Our pharmacy services consist of operational, clinical and aseptic production services. This role will  cover all aspects of our Pharmacy services including  maintaining, developing and assuring the quality of our clinical  Pharmacy services and the Aseptic Production Unit.  The successful applicant will work closely with the Operations Team Leader, Aseptic Production Unit Team Leader, Clinical Team Leader, Principal Technician and Pharmacy Service Manager to plan and achieve the service’s vision and goals.

The position would be suitable for an enthusiastic pharmacist with experience in hospital pharmacy, a flair for innovation and a passion for enhacing the quality of pharmacy services.  You will act as a role model within the team and lead the continuous quality / assurance improvement activities within the Pharmacy service.  Previous hospital experience in quality management  is a distinct advantage in this role.

As a team leader, you will actively support staff including monitoring allocation of resources and anticipating changing requirements that any impact on work delivery and ability to meet the needs of the patient / consumer / tangata whaiora in an efficient, accessible and equitable manner.  You will also oversee the other pharmacy staff involved in decision support projects or work, such as Medication safety, Medicines Information, PML and Informatics, and Education and Training.

There is also an operational / clinical component to this role – these duties and team leader duties will be split approximately 50:50. 

Applicants must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand or be eligible for registration in New Zealand. 


  • Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (recognised in NZ) or equivalent
  • NZ registered pharmacist
  • At least 7 years practice working in a health or other relevant setting.
  • Post-graduate clinical knowledge acquired through diploma level training (i.e. Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent) - desirable


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 and the Disability Community.

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 the CCDHB website 

Applications close on 7 March 2020.
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 (AH031-21) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed 





Pharmacy Technician

Dunedin Hospital

  • Part-time 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)
  • Fixed-term opportunity until January 2025

Our Pharmacy Department at Dunedin Hospital is seeking a positive and enthusiastic Pharmacy Technician to join our friendly and supportive team on a part time, fixed-term basis as we have been granted external funding for this specific period of time.

About us

The Pharmacy service provides a full clinical and operational service to Dunedin Hospital. 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, non-sterile compounding, and assisting in the general day to day running of the dispensary. The role will be 20 hours per week, 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 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, 7 March 2021.

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:




Clinical Pharmacist – Casual

·      Flexible casual position covering pharmacist duties at Wairau Hospital

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

The opportunity has arisen for a NZ registered pharmacist to join our friendly and supportive pharmacy team at Wairau Hospital on a casual basis. You will be assisting with periods of peak workflow and covering leave. Some forward planning and scheduling will be available, however it will be important that you have the flexibility to sometimes work at short notice.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate sound application of clinical knowledge, good communication skills and will be technology savvy and innovative in their approach. Previous experience in a hospital pharmacy would be advantageous, however is not essential. Evidence of postgraduate study is desirable.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

You will be working in a great team environment where staff are passionate about their role in providing excellent patient-centred care.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For role specific information please contact Caroline Aberhart, Team Leader - Pharmacy, Wairau Hospital, on or on 022 194 7797.

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form at: 

Job No. W21-013.

Applications close: Open until filled. (Applications will be reviewed as received, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.)

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.




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  Pharmacy Team Leader – Waitakere Hospital

 We are looking for a new Team Leader for our Pharmacy Service at our Waitakere Hospital site. The successful candidate will enjoy the community atmosphere of a 280-bed hospital, with the additional resources and support of a large DHB.

This is a permanent position leading the team of senior and rotational pharmacists working in the inpatient areas of our West Auckland base. Your role will be to manage the team, provide clinical and professional pharmacy leadership, and to oversee the effective, safe and cost-effective use of medication for all our Waitakere patients. You will also spend a major proportion of your time operating clinically as an integral part of our multidisciplinary teams. You will have autonomy for daily planning of service delivery and be based at Waitakere Hospital.

Waitemata District Health Board provides healthcare across a range of specialities and settings. The DHB has a supportive and enthusiastic Pharmacy Team that provides high quality innovative care. 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 with recent progress in use of Qlik infomatic data to underpin quality improvements. There is a strong DHB focus on patient experience. Continuing professional development, education and mentoring are actively supported and encouraged.

We are looking for a clinician with established skills in managing a team, who is resourceful, consistent and who demonstrates exceptional communication.

Salary will be in accordance with experience and qualifications. 

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

Jenny Young, Clinical Coordinator
(+94 9 486 8920 x 42909, or

Ariel Hubbert, Pharmacy Manager
(+64 9 486 8920 x 42624,

In order to apply for this role please go to and apply to position no WDHB10924 

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

To view a copy of the position description for this role, please click here

Should you have any further queries contact Antonietta heath (Toni) on 09 4427250 or e mail

Job Reference   WDHB16355

Closing date      18th February 2021




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An opportunity exists for NZ registered pharmacists and technicians to join the ranks of the country’s finest compounders! OPTIMUS HEALTHCARE LTD is a compounding only pharmacy serving the compounding needs of NZ 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.

Due to rapid growth we have job vacancies suited especially to recently registered pharmacists and level 5 certified technicians. We offer both full and part time positions where comprehensive 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. Successful candidates will be responsible to the General Manager and will become members of a friendly, efficient, close-knit team. Good work ethic and a sense of humour are a must.

A current APC is a prerequisite for pharmacists and a National Certificate Level 5 for technicians. Salary, terms and conditions of employment are negotiable, but is expected to be commensurate with industry norm.

CV and initial contact by email to: 

 Closing date: 15 March 2021