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Pharmacist - Rotational

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital

The details: Permanent - 80 Hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)


  • Be part of the national transformation in Health

  • Excellent work life balance with lots of variety!

  • Usual hours are Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend work (paid at overtime rates).


Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Seeking pharmacists who are keen to experience all that hospital pharmacy has to offer. A rotational position is now up for grabs! 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 years’ 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.


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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

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!


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.


Mōu | About you

Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:

  • 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


Where you commence in the rotation will depend on what previous experiences and skills you have.


Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart

  • Whakamana – Give and earn respect

  • Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me

  • Mauri Pai – Fair play

  • Whakapakari – Growing the good

  • Kotahitanga – Stronger together


It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.


Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.


We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.


Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.


We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.


He aha Waikato Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.


Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.


Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.


For any questions relating to the role or for an open and honest discussion about the role, please contact Grant Macdonald, phone 021 243 5399 or email via


Closing date: Open until filled