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Southland Hospital

Salary Band - $62,671 - $82,299 p.a pro-rata + free on-site parking + Kiwisaver


  • Permanent, full-time 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Join us as we change the shape of healthcare in New Zealand
  • True work-life balance with access to the great outdoors at your door!


Are you looking for a new opportunity?  We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced pharmacist to join our friendly team in Southland Hospital on a full-time, permanent basis.


Mō mātou | About us

We are a community-orientated hospital (not too big and not too small) providing a full range of secondary care services including general dispensary pharmacy, drug information and advice, education and counselling, and extemporaneous manufacture. In this environment, you will be encouraged to have a go at everything, which will both challenge and extend your clinical experience and skills. We provide a wide range of clinical services encompassing both generalist and specialist skills so there is no better place to move your career forward.


Mōu ake | About you

We are looking for someone who is a natural working with and as part of a team, someone who has excellent time management skills and a very high standard of ethical and professional practice. You will be a great communicator in both verbal and written language adapting to the needs of the audience. A calm, mature approach is also essential as is having the ability to adapt to an ever-changing health environment.


Hospital pharmacy experience is preferred but not absolutely essential as we may be able to offer full orientation to hospital pharmacy practice for the right candidate. 


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Registration or eligibility to register as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand under the provisions of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
  • The right to work in New Zealand.


Do you have a passion for quality improvement, medication safety and clinical training/supervision?  If you do, this is the position for you.  We would also love to hear what skills, passions and interests you have that you could bring to our Region, so don’t delay and apply today.


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Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing, beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Discounted health insurance and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation (Queenstown, Arrowtown and TeAnau)


About Southern

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Tauwāhi | Location

Invercargill gives you everything you would want from a city hospital, with a modern work environment, interesting work and a range of specialties. Invercargill is a lovely city for families, with affordable housing, excellent education and adventure opportunities. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, many of New Zealand’s major tourist destinations, (ski fields, national parks, vineyards) and hidden treasures are on Southlands doorstep. Life is easy without a major commute. Plus you’ll get free onsite parking. Check out:


If all that sounds appealing, there is no better time or place to make the next move in your career!  You’ll get a warm Southern welcome, and we might be biased, but we reckon there’s no better place in New Zealand!


Utu whānui | Salary range

This role belongs to the APEX / SDHB SECA and falls between the Step 3 ($62,671 p.a) and Step 9 ($82,299 p.a pro-rata)


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 April 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor,  

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)


COVID-19 Vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand - Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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