Operational Pharmacist (Fixed Term, full time) Pharmacy, Middlemore Hospital


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Looking for a change of pace? Want to be part of a dynamic team?


Come join our friendly and supportive InPatient Dispensary (IPD) team at Middlemore Hospital.


The IPD team supply medicines to all areas of this busy teaching hospital and a number of offsite facilities included within CM health.  As a dispensary pharmacist you will be exposed to medication charts from every speciality, allowing you to develop a great breadth of pharmaceutical knowledge.  With the variety of incoming work, every day is different!  Excellent problem solving skills, quick decision making, being efficient and flexible are essential.  Daily duties include checking inpatient supplies, responding to ward queries and supporting the pharmacy technicians.  Opportunities for additional responsibility in compounding, supply of high-risk oncology medicines and home IV antibiotics services will be available and in-house training will be provided.


The IPD team strive to provide and maintain an excellent level of service.  CMH encourage innovation and the successful candidate must have a keen interest in quality improvement.  Dispensary pharmacists are also expected to be pro-active in the review of departmental protocols and in training of other staff members such as clinical pharmacists undergoing their dispensary orientation.


Your professional development needs will be well supported through regular in-service educational sessions and a variety of other options such as external training courses or seminars and postgraduate education depending on the relevance to the role.


You must be a New Zealand Registered Pharmacist in order to be considered for this role. Previous hospital experience is preferred. There is excellent support from senior dispensary pharmacist, technician, Medicines Information and Clinical Pharmacy teams.

  • Registered New Zealand Pharmacist
  • Previous Hospital Pharmacy experience (preferred) or experienced community pharmacist
  • Good understanding of therapeutics
  • Accurate and organised
  • First-rate oral and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time efficiently
  • Comfortable working under pressure
  • Committed with a can-do attitude
  • Able to work flexible hours during weekdays and rostered weekends/public holidays
  • Full, clean driver’s licence

Please apply online by clicking the apply now button.


For more information please contact Andy de Matos in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext 56837 or andy.dematos@middlemore.co.nz.


Applications Close: 2 July 2019

Job Number: CMH05640


At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us.  We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our Community.  To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve.  We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities.  Our values are  Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga,  Together –Kotahitanga,  Excellent- Rangatiratanga.   If these are your values too, then join us today.




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Counties Manukau District Health Board Private Bag 93311, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640
New Zealand

Phone: (09) 276 0000
Web Site: https://www.countiesmanukau.health.nz/

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