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 BOP


Senior Mental Health & Addictions Pharmacist

Mental Health & Addictions

Bay of Plenty District Health Board

1.0 FTE (80 hours per fortnight)  

Seldom do roles arise that give the opportunity to live in the Bay of Plenty.

This is an exciting, newly established role with the opportunity to lead a dedicated Mental Health & Addictions Pharmacy Service.  

The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering innovative clinical pharmacy service at the highest level to the Mental Health Services at Bay of Plenty District Health Board. The role is patient focused with an emphasis on transitional care between the hospital and community interface. This would include medication education for patients and staff, mentoring rotational junior pharmacy staff, medication reconciliation as well as some dispensary shifts. Participation in a weekend and on-call rotational roster is a requirement of the position. 

Excellent communication skills are essential as well as demonstrated ability to deliver programmes within strict imelines. Relevant postgraduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy or quality improvement would be desirable.   

This position is well supported, working closely with the Pharmacy Manager, Clinical Pharmacist Team Leader and Mental Health & Addictions Leadership team. 

At the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do.  We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whänau.    

If you are flexible, innovative, have a can do attitude, a desire to deliver on service targets, enjoy working in teams and aspire to the CARE values, we look forward to hearing from you! 

For more information about our values and working at BOPDHB, please visit our website at www.bopdhb.govt.nz 

For enquiries about this position please phone Cindy Mortimer - Pharmacy Manager +64 7 579 8724    

For further information about living and working the in Bay of Plenty please visit
https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/regions-nz/bay-of-plenty  

 Should you wish to request a copy of the position description please email yvonne.wild@bopdhb.govt.nz  

 Applications are to be made online and will close on Monday the 23rd March 2020

 

 

 Pinnacle

Primary Care Pharmacist

Hawera, Taranaki 

Are you looking for a role in primary care pharmacy? 

Want to be a key member of our Pinnacle extended care team but also core to general practice teams?  

And add to that, working with people who have passion and drive to improve care, equity and outcomes? Then come join our team in Taranaki. 

As a member of an inter-disciplinary team supporting our South Taranaki general practices, you will work with patients, whanau and their healthcare providers to deliver a clinical pharmacist service that improves medicines’ therapeutic effectiveness and health outcomes for our population, with a focus on reducing inequitable health outcomes for Māori. 

In return for your professional skills and innovative outlook, we’ll provide you with an environment that allows you to professionally and personally flourish and you’ll be joining our team of clinical pharmacists across the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network who will provide collegial support. 

To be successful in this role you will: 

  • Be a NZ registered pharmacist holding an annual practicing certificate with no restrictions, and current indemnity insurance.

  • Have a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent (or working towards)

  • Have a passion for improving patient health through evidence based best practice

  • Be experienced in working effectively with Māori and whanau

  • Be able to develop and maintain key relationships within an inter-disciplinary team, external agencies and supports

  • Have a proactive personality with strong communication skills and ability to facilitate group work and provide training to other health professionals

  • Have an intermediate to high level of computer literacy

  • Hold a full, current and clean NZ driver licence

Based in Hawera but well connected to our team in New Plymouth, and working with our general practices and in the community, you’ll be joining a great work environment – collaborative, flexible and future-focused. Pinnacle Midlands Health Network is committed to making sure our team reach their professional goals.

This is a full-time position, however part-time hours would be considered if you are the best fit for this position.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that works on behalf of general practice with community health providers, allied and secondary health services.  Supporting sustainable general practice to deliver high quality care is at the heart of what we do.

We manage the community health care of over 400,000 people enrolled with approximately 86 general practices in Taranaki, Tairāwhiti, Taupō-Turangi, and the Waikato.

Applications will be assessed as they arrive, so do not delay applying.

Ready to learn more? Visit https://www.pinnacle.co.nz/ to find out more about us. 

To apply for this role go to https://pinnacle.bamboohr.com/jobs

Applications will be assessed as they arrive, so do not delay applying!

 

 

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HOSPITAL PHARMACIST 0.5 FTE
Hauora Tairāwhiti, Gisborne 

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION 

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. 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

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. 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

•  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 kate.mather@tdh.org.nz 

Applications close Wednesday 4 March 2020 

https://www.hauoratairawhiti.org.nz/about-us/careers-and-professional-development/careers/

 

 

 

Whanganui RHN

 

Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist 

Whanganui Regional Health Network (WRHN) is a Primary Health Organisation, covering a population of 60,000 residing in urban and rural locations. As a team we are passionate about health and equitable care delivery for the Whanganui community.

This is a 1FTE role for a registered pharmacist (with a current practising certificate) who has a genuine interest in reducing inequities for Maori and other vulnerable populations, and working with priority populations in improving health outcomes. Effective engagement and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with our stakeholders is vital to the success of this position.

The successful applicant will play an integral member of primary care interdisciplinary teams, supporting WRHN general practice members and enrolled population. The primary function focusing on; 

·       Supporting primary care providers to address inequities in prescribing and utilisation of medications 

·       Clinical medication reviews including virtual advice and consultation focused on high risk, polypharmacy and priority populations 

·       Medicines management support including;

o   Post-acute discharge referred patients identified as being at risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) and re- admission

o   Clinics for high risk and priority populations

o   General practice support

o   Consumer support and patient education

·       Continuous quality improvement through regular and structured review processes focusing on best practice prescribing and testing

·       Assisting with peer review and other educational activities – this includes facilitation and provision of resources and education

·       Providing evidence-based / best practice medicines information to primary care practitioners.

·       Timely analysis and interpretation of medication utilisation trends for general practice prescribers

The successful candidate will have a strong drive to achieve and accept accountability for delivering results, be a good communicator and have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. We are looking for energy, enthusiasm and a professional approach for delivering equitable outcomes. 

Please find the job description and application form on our website vacancies page: www.wrhn.org.nz and submit your CV, the application form and a covering letter to info@wrhn.org.nz by 16th March 2020.

 

 

 

 

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Pharmacy Technician / Kairahurahu Pūtahi Rongoā (Aseptic Production) 

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

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital 

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: $46,560 - $60,281

 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

Are you a qualified pharmacy technician with:

  • Hospital aseptic production experience

  • Great prioritization & communication skills

  • Ability to manage workload

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you - we are currently seeking a pharmacy technician to help support our motivated team in the Aseptic Production unit at Wellington Hospital.  This position involves the compounding and dispensing of cytotoxic and other aseptic products. You will also be involved in the processing of outpatient and inpatient charts, assembling of required vials, bags and consumables in preparation for manufacture and communicating with multi-disciplinary team regarding patient orders. 

DUTIES 

  • Aseptic and non-aseptic compounding 

  • Processing of inpatient and outpatient charts

  • Communicating with multi-disciplinary team regarding patient orders

  • Supporting the department in implementing programmes of work and achieving its goals.

  • Assist in training staff in compounding techniques.   

 SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

All applicants must possess a New Zealand recognised pharmacy technician qualification.  Previous experience in hospital aseptic compounding is essential and candidates must have knowledge of current manufacturing standards.

ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION 

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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:. https://capitalhealth.careercentre.net.nz/16172

Applications close on 1 March 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email Philip.Adamson@ccdhb.org.nz and please indicate the vacancy number (AH016-20) and job title in the subject line.

Applications close: 1 March 2020  

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai 

By joining together we will succeed

 

 

 

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HOSPITAL PHARMACIST 

Hauora Tairāwhiti, Gisborne 

Full Time, Permanent 


ABOUT THE ORGANISATION 

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 environment. 

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. 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

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. 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • 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 kate.mather@tdh.org.nz

Applications close 14 March 2020 

 

 

 

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Clinical Pharmacist

Whanganui Hospital Pharmacy Department

Permanent, 40 Hours/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 task
  • 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. 

Ditch the long wait times in traffic and join us here at the Whanganui District Health Board in the beautiful city of Whanganui, where picturesque views of the mountains and landscape in the central plateau and across to Taranaki can be seen from all directions. With reasonably priced housing, great schools, close access to lakes, sea and bush, Whanganui offers a great place to live and work for all.

For additional information about the role, please contact Recruitment Coordinator, Kim Craddock on (06) 3488911, or email Jobs@wdhb.org.nz 

APPLY HERE!

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: 27 Feb 2020

 

 

 

 

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COMPOUNDING PHARMACIST WANTED

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. 

Email CV at first instance to:  ivanw@tcp.co.nz

 Closing date: 28 Feb 2020  

 

 

 

 

 Australia ACT

Pharmacist Level 3 - Specialist Pharmacist
 (Job Number:  01LR2)

 Description 

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 hameda.lane@act.gov.au  

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: 

Mandatory:

• 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.

Note:

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.

Duties

• 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 http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply. For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.