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Are you a well-regarded, experienced pharmacist looking for a new professional challenge?


Here is a great opportunity for a motivated Advisor to join the Medicines Control branch within Medsafe. Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, and is responsible for the regulation of therapeutic products in New Zealand.


As an Advisor, you will work as part of the Medicines Control branch to maintain the integrity of the distribution chain of controlled drugs and medicines in New Zealand. You will have particular responsibilities for licensing and auditing activities under the Medicines Act 1981 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current registration as a pharmacist in New Zealand with an Annual Practising Certificate

  • At least three years post-registration experience in pharmacy practice in New Zealand

  • A high level of professional integrity, self-motivation, flexibility and responsiveness

  • Excellent oral and written communication, including the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely

  • Excellent prioritisation skills and an ability to work under pressure

  • A New Zealand drivers licence

  • The ability to travel throughout New Zealand on a regular basis


For further information on this position please contact recruitment via email at To view a position discription please visit the Ministry of Health Careers Site



To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. All applications must be made online.


The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation – have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.


Applications close 21 June 2018.


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