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Practice Pharmacist - Whanganui Locality

Make a difference in your community - Join our team!

Are you a passionate pharmacist seeking a role where you can directly improve the lives of those most in need? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment and believe in whānau-centred care?

We are seeking a highly motivated Practice Pharmacist to join our team in the Whanganui Locality. In this pivotal role, you will play a key part in our Comprehensive Primary and Community Team (CPCT), working alongside healthcare professionals to ensure accessible, equitable, and optimal medication use for our patients.


About the role:

  • Provide direct patient care, focusing on individuals and whānau at greatest risk of poor health outcomes.

  • Actively support hospital avoidance through medication management and optimisation.

  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team (IDT) to develop and implement strategies that address the specific needs of our population.

  • Conduct medication reviews, reconciliations, and assessments to ensure safe and effective use of medications.

  • Educate and empower patients and whānau on their medication regimens, including potential side effects and adherence strategies.

  • Manage long-term conditions through medication initiation and continuation (prescriber role only).

  • Lead medication utilisation evaluations and audits to continuously improve care delivery.

  • Contribute to the development and management of medication-related policies and procedures.


We are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelors of Pharmacy or equivalent qualification.

  • Registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand.

  • Experience in a primary healthcare setting or a strong desire to transition.

  • A passion for whānau-centred care and a commitment to health equity.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with patients, whānau, and healthcare professionals.

  • A collaborative and team-oriented approach.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


This role offers:

  • The opportunity to make a real difference in the health outcomes of your community.

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.

  • A chance to develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.


To Apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications from Māori and Pasifika whānau are encouraged.

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