Pharmacist - Based in Critical Care at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand South Canterbury, Timaru Hospital
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Pharmacist Critical Care Intensive Care
Permanent, Full time, 80 hours per fortnight
Monday to Friday, Office Hours, (+ On Call Component)
Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?
With the expansion of critical care services across Te Waipounamu we are delighted to announce a new critical care pharmacist role for Timaru Hospital (South Canterbury). The role will be working closely with the Director and the Charge Nurse Manager of Critical Care and the Manager of Pharmacy Services to develop and consolidate clinical pharmacy services within critical care, ensuring the best outcomes for patients in the South Canterbury region.
Pharmacists are critical part of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in ICU and there is robust evidence proving their role in optimising complex medicine therapies and preventing medicine related harm. Due to these extensive benefits, a dedicated and specialist ICU pharmacy service is considered an essential component of a critical care team by key ICU organisations across the world.
The Critical Care Unit / Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team cares for the most acutely unwell patients across all specialties. Timaru hospital critical care unit is a level two ICU and are capable of caring for a combination of ICU, HDU (High Dependency) and CCU (Coronary Care) patients. The team is undergoing expansion with new critical care funding, and they are very excited to welcome a pharmacist into their team.
You will also have the opportunity to collaborate and network with other ICU pharmacists across Te Waipounamu.
Critical care is generally considered an advanced practice or specialty role. However, if you are a newly qualified pharmacist, comprehensive critical care training and support will be available through a mentorship style model. There is also funding available to complete an approved critical care pharmacy course. The skills the team are looking for is good communication skills, a great attitude, a keenness to learn, adaptability and resilience.
You will also be an integral member of the Timaru Hospital Pharmacy Team, with some roles in the wider hospital as well as in the pharmacy dispensary, including working on the on-call roster. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to share your knowledge and skills within the Pharmacy Team and the wider hospital.
Candidates applying for this role will need to be registered with New Zealand Pharmacy Council.
Why choose Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury?
As one of the country - s smaller regions our people always have room to move and grow - you - ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you - re more than just a number; you - re part of a team where everyone knows your name. You - ll be supported to thrive through our many professional development opportunities and have the chance to share your expertise as part of our graduate mentoring programme.
On top of all that, you - ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.
Apply now - this moment is yours!
Please apply online at https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz
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