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Pharmacist - Rotational 

Job Number: WAI21530 

Where you’ll be working: Physical location of position - Department

The details: Permanent - full time 80 hours per fortnight

Our pharmacy service has recently implemented a new structure and we are keen to get this new team structured approach into action. We are now seeking five pharmacists to take up permanent positions based at Waikato Hospital.

These rotational positions are aimed at pharmacists who want to experience everything hospital pharmacy has to offer. A fantastic way of getting exposed to all functions of a hospital pharmacy role before you specialise in the future. Perfect for a registered pharmacist with 1 to 3 year’s experience but also equally also great for anyone keen to learn a wider range of clinical and operational areas in a tertiary (bigger) NZ hospital.

Where you commence in the rotation will depend on what previous experiences and skills you have already, but rotations include, for your learning pleasure:

  • Clinical wards - general medicine or surgical wards, speciality areas such as mental health, paediatrics, oncology & haematology Anaesthetic assessment clinic - medication history taking
  • Dispensary and supply services
  • Compounding services, including clinical checking of complex oncology, haematology and clinical trial regimes
  • Quality and safe use of medicines/ medicines support/ medicines information
  • Clinical trials
  • Contributing to clinical team meetings and activities such as prescriber education, in-services, audits, journal club and MDTs.
  • Support of the onsite community pharmacy
  • On-call services

Successful applicants will have the ability to work independently on a ward with support from designated senior members of the team. Good time management and organisational skills are required to prioritise and undertake the various activities in which you will be involved. Some travelling to rural hospitals (on a day trip basis) may be required.

Why us:

A great place to work, a neat team of supportive colleagues, and mentoring opportunities to support your overall growth as a pharmacist. Make the move now, experience something different, get out of a career rut and come join the hospital health movement. Set up an exciting career for life!

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

These positions are offering remuneration at step 4 - 8 on the Pharmacy Collective Agreement.

Please click here to view the position description.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

For any questions relating to the role or for an open and honest discussion about possible work opportunities, please contact Jan Goddard on 021 359581 or email

To apply please visit:

Application closing date: 7 June 2022


Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga 


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Senior Pharmacist – Informatics and Medicines Management Support

Where you’ll be working: Pharmacy Services, Waikato District Health Board

The details: Permanent, Full time – 80 hours a fortnight

Love numbers and data? Interested in the application of data to support clinical services and medicines management processes? We are seeking an experienced pharmacist to join our pharmacy service to work in our Quality and Safe Use of Medicines team to focus on these areas, as well as covering a range of other quality and medicines support initiatives.

A varied and interesting role that combines your skill and knowledge as a pharmacist with your interest in information technology. We are seeking someone with great communication skills, a flexible approach, confidence interacting with a range of health professionals, and ability to work both independently and as an integral team member. Experience in leading projects and training of others is desirable as part of taking on this senior position.

This is a full time permanent position, steps 8 – 11 of the Apex Pharmacy Collective Agreement.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online and to review the position description.

Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For further information about this role, please call Julie Vickers, Team Leader Quality and Safe Use of Medicines, Pharmacy Services, on 021 549485.

Application closing date: 24 May 2022


Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga

PinnaclePrimary Care Pharmacist

E manawanui ana mātou kia hauora te katoa ahakoa he aha te momo mauiui. 

Mā ngā ratonga tautoko katoa e puāwai ai te hāpori, kia anga whakamua te

hauora o te iwi Māori.

‘Ko te whāinga matua kia kākano rua ai ngā whakahaere o Pinnacle.  Mā te piri tahi me te mahi ngātahi ka whakawhanake ai te oranga o te iwi māori me te ahurea o te ao māori.

Mēnā e tautoko ana i tēnei tirohanga whānui, e hiahia ana te noho ki tētahi rōpū aweawe tēnā whakapā mai ki a mātou’.

‘Pinnacle is committed to explicitly closing the Māori health inequity gap and creating an organisational culture that fully embraces Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori.  If you would like to be a key contributor and part of a team to influence change, then please don’t hesitate to reach out for a kōrero. We would love to hear from you’. 

We are seeking a passionate and holistic superstar to join our extended care team. You will work with patients, whānau and their healthcare providers to deliver a clinical pharmacist service that improves medicines’ therapeutic effectiveness. If you are a person passionate about supporting individuals and whānau on their hauora journey, enhancing their own capacity to take care of their wellbeing, then this could just be the role for you.

As a key member of the extended care team, with dietitians and social workers, you will be contributing to the collective team knowledge and support for the wellbeing of our community. 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 have:

  • Be a NZ registered pharmacist holding an annual practising certificate with no restrictions, and current indemnity insurance.
  • A postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent (or working towards)
  • relevant clinical pharmacy experience
  • a passion for improving patient health through evidence based best practice
  • demonstrated knowledge and experience of Māori models of health and wellbeing
  • a keen ability to develop and maintain key relationships within a multi-disciplinary team, external agencies and supports.

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

Based in our Taranaki office, you will be joining a great work environment - collaborative, flexible and future-focused. Pinnacle Midlands Health Network is committed to making sure our people reach their professional goals.

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

If this sounds like you please apply via our website

Ready to learn more? Visit  to find out more about us and to apply for the role.

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

Applications close Monday 6 June 2022

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Senior Pharmacist, Medicines Information, Auckland City Hospital

  • Full time (1.0 FTE), permanent role
  • Join our dynamic, diverse team with innovative and stimulating work environment
  • Well-developed intranet and paperless system
  • Opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in Medicines Information
  • Are you an experienced pharmacist looking to take the next step in your career? If yes, then this is the position for you!

We are looking for a full time, permanent pharmacist to join our Medicines Information (MI) Department at Auckland City Hospital.

We aim to ensure that independent, evaluated and timely information about medicines is provided across Auckland DHB. You will join the dynamic Medicines Governance team of 10 FTE pharmacists across Medication Safety, Medicines Information and Informatics. Our team works collaboratively to maintain and develop a high quality and efficient MI service.

In this role, you will respond to queries, organise staff and student training and coordinate review of medicine-related documents across all directorates. There are also opportunities to further develop leadership skills by providing support and deputising for the MI manager. You will be able to apply your clinical pharmacy skills and knowledge in the office and ward settings, and contribute to projects within the wider Medicines Governance team.

You may be required to participate in the early, late and Saturday dispensary roster, Public Holiday Roster, and the out of hours Emergency Duties commitment provided by the Department of Pharmacy. We are open to working with the successful applicant on flexible working arrangements. 

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
  • Relevant pharmacy experience (including at least three years hospital practice or 6 months working in Medicines Information). A postgraduate clinical qualification is desirable.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff whilst showing drive, enthusiasm and initiative
  • Experience in computerised delivery of medicines information, evidence of practice research and staff training is highly desirable.
  • 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

Click here to view the position description

Would love to know more about the role? You can contact Nicola Seto, Medicines Information Manager on 09 307 4949 ext. 29632 or email

Still not sure? Click here to see more reasons to join us!

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 Aaron Chamberlain, Recruitment Coordinator on, quoting #ADHB14113S to discuss how we can best support your application

Click here to view details about our recruitment process

Applications close Monday 30 May 2022

Please apply here through this link



Intern Pharmacist 2023

Full time, fixed term

Are you looking for an awesome opportunity for your internship?

Rotorua Hospital is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated intern pharmacist to join our pharmacy department. We are a small close knit team of 11 pharmacists and 5 technicians highly valued throughout the hospital.

During your time at Rotorua Hospital you will be introduced to different areas throughout the hospital where we provide clinical pharmacy services. This will consist of spending time on wards including medical, surgical, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and stroke wards, answering medicines information queries and being involved in pharmacy projects throughout the year. You will also spend time in the inpatient dispensary, learning about the hospital dispensing process, ward imprest and chemotherapy and other specialist dispensing. Not only will you be able to work alongside skilled and knowledgeable pharmacists, you will also be able to work alongside doctors, nurses and other specialist services throughout the hospital. This will give you a great clinical foundation to start your pharmacy career.

Rotorua is located in the central north island, nearby to other big cities, beaches, and mountains. It has great recreational opportunities such as beautiful lakes and world famous mountain biking, as well as many delicious places for foodies to visit such as the night markets and Eat Street. The great work-life balance will leave you with time to explore all that this beautiful city has to offer. There aren’t many other pharmacies throughout the country where you can get lake views right from the dispensary!

If you are:

  • Patient-focused, enthusiastic and driven
  • A great team player
  • Committed to advocating for patient’s health and safe medication use
  • Committed to reducing health inequities and providing high quality pharmaceutical care for a diverse population
  • Keen to make a sustained impact on patient care that has organisation-wide recognition
  • Curious learner and reflective
  • Prepared to make a commitment to the development of your hospital-based skills and knowledge
  • Positive in your attitude and willing to make the most of opportunities
  • Willing to work occasional weekends on a roster

Then this internship will be perfect for you!


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy  
  • Registration with the NZ Pharmacy Council as an Intern Pharmacist
  • Enrolment with the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Intern Programme (EVOLVE)

Pre-Employment checks

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

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff

Please include as part of your application:

  1. A cover letter, which should include a discussion on why you want to undertake your hospital internship specifically at Rotorua Hospital
  2. Your CV
  3. Your academic transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted)

To discuss this opportunity or for further details contact:  

Jillian Sutherland Pharmacy Manager  Ph:0274718238 

To apply please click here

Applications close Monday 30 May 2022    


Clinical Pharmacist – Rotorua Hospital

Permanent Full Time

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated New Zealand qualified Pharmacist to join our Pharmacy team to support our clinical pharmacy and dispensary services, based at Rotorua Hospital.

This position will best suit a registered pharmacist who has a PG Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and/or clinical experience within hospital or primary care.  However, we are also happy to consider a registered pharmacist who would like an opportunity to develop their career in hospital pharmacy and is willing to undertake postgraduate training in the next few years.

This is an excellent opportunity to:

  • work in a small collegial team with lots of variety in your daily work
  • experience a hospital environment if you have not already
  • provide patient and whanau-focussed care
  • not be stuck in traffic while travelling to and from work and get free parking while at work.
  • balance your working life with countless outdoor and social activities -  adventure and water sports right at your doorstep, the beach or snow boarding/skiing within an hour or so of Rotorua.

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 have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, excellent time management skills, be consistent, reliable and accurate in your work.

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.

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Successful applicants must:

  • Be a NZ Registered Pharmacist
  • Be willing to participate in rostered On call (about every 8 weeks).

It would be an advantage if you:

  • Have a PG Certificate or Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or willing to study towards this in the next few years

To be eligible to work at Lakes DHB you must be fully vaccinated. 

To apply please click here

Applications close Friday 27 May 2022   


Bowen Icon Cancer CentreOncology Pharmacist – Bowen Icon Cancer Centre, Wellington 

  • Supportive, Collaborative and Multi-Disciplinary Team Environment
  • Competitive Remuneration + Professional Development Allowance
  • Located within Bowen Hospital in Wellington’s Inner Northern Suburbs (Crofton Downs)
  • Permanent Role, Flexible on Hours (Full-Time or Part-Time Options), Monday to Friday Clinic  

About the Role:

We are seeking experienced Oncology Pharmacists to join our Bowen site at the Bowen Hospital. The primary purpose of the position is to provide quality pharmacist services to oncology patients. Reporting to the Site Manager, this permanent role is flexible to be part of full time to suit your needs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and organise the supply of chemotherapy for oncology inpatients and day oncology unit patients within our clinic.
  • Utilise your clinical skills to improve the outcome for cancer patients.
  • Perform medication chart reviews and medication reconciliation.
  • Record clinical interventions.
  • Build relationships across multidisciplinary teams.

About you:

As a registered pharmacist (Current APC) with New Zealand based oncology pharmacy experience, you will have a team orientated attitude and the ability to manage your own workload with good communication skills to effectively liaise with a wide range of health professionals. You will be highly driven and have high attention to detail and a passion for building on clinical skills and knowledge.
About Us:

Bowen Icon Cancer Centre, located onsite at Bowen Hospital in Wellington, is our first cancer care service in New Zealand.  We are part of Icon Group; a large and distinguished dedicated cancer care provider with dozens of centres throughout Australia and with a growing reach into Asia. The group has cancer care services across day oncology hospitals, radiation oncology centres as well as centres offering medical oncology, haematology and radiation oncology services under one roof.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional cancer care and are proud of the service we are providing to the Wellington community and beyond. We support our team by providing a generous CPD allowance and professional development opportunities in an ideal environment to progress your career with an innovative market leader at the forefront of cancer care.

About Evolution Healthcare

Position DescriptionOne of New Zealand’s leading private providers of healthcare services, Evolution Healthcare owns and operates Wakefield and Bowen Hospitals in Wellington, and Royston Hospital in Hawke’s Bay.

With a partnership with Icon Group based in Brisbane, Australia, Evolution Healthcare also delivers private oncology services at Bowen Icon Cancer Centre in Wellington.

Evolution Healthcare also have investments in Endoscopy Auckland, Laparoscopy Auckland, Grace Hospital Tauranga, Proactive, and Birthcare Auckland.

Evolution Healthcare’s aim is to be the preferred provider of private healthcare services, chosen by leading specialists, major health insurers, patients and their families. This is demonstrated through commitment to developing and growing their hospitals and continuously investing in the latest technology, while being a leader in their sector.

Position Description

How to Apply:

If you are highly enthusiastic, quick to adapt in a fast paced environment and are passionate about healthcare, we want to hear from you. In return we offer a friendly, flexible and dynamic work environment, career development pathways and the opportunity to work for a growing and innovative market leader.

For further information or you wish to apply please email  or call 04 8960200

Applications close 30 June 2022