Senior Pharmacist - Integration Improvement and Liaison at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital, Pharmacy
The details: Permanent Full time
Salary details: Steps 8 – 11 of the Pharmacy Collective Agreement
Interested in helping to improve patient care at the primary-secondary interface
Looking for a new challenge that involves both community and hospital pharmacy
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
An integral part of the pharmacy’s Quality and Safe Use of Medicines Team, this is a position full of variety.
Activities include, for example:
Resolving discharge and out-patient prescription queries from community pharmacies
Supporting hospital pharmacists with patient medication issues at discharge
Liaising with Midland Community Pharmacy Group about relevant hospital or medicine related developments
Assisting with the set-up of supply of new pharmaceuticals across the wider district
Orientation and education of prescribers new to Waikato Hospital
Input into medicine safety or information technology initiatives related to transitional care, such as e-prescribing for out-patients
Answering medicine information queries
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(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
As part of the wider pharmacy team, you will also work in the in-patient dispensary and in Waikato Hospital’s community pharmacy (Pharmacy on Meade), as required.
Mōu | About you
We are seeking an experienced pharmacist with excellent 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. Ideally you will have both community and hospital pharmacy experience, but this is not essential. Put your clinical, communication, leadership, problem solving, writing, project, technology and relationship building skills to good use by taking on this interesting and varied role.
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.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For further information about this role, please call Julie Vickers, Quality and Safe Use of Medicines Team Leader, on 021 549485
Closing date: 9 October 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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