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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent, full-time 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) opportunity

Mō te tūranga | About the role
The Pharmacy service provides a full clinical and operational service to Dunedin Hospital. 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. 


We’d love to hear from you if you are a qualified Pharmacy Technician or have an interest in starting out in the pharmacy service as a Pharmacy Assistant.


We have a wide range of opportunities available which are unique to a hospital setting.  We have a full aseptic production unit you will have the opportunity to become involved with.  If you are PACT qualified, we have opportunities for you to use those skills and we are also looking to develop our technicians to undertake clinical activities to support our pharmacists.  For example these clinical activities could include patient counselling and patient medication history taking.   


Pharmacy Technician Position Description


Pharmacy Assistant Position Description


Mōu ake | About you

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • A good communicator and team player.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Eligible to work in New Zealand.
  • Previous experience with stock management
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Pharmacy Technician, appropriate New Zealand recognised Pharmacy Technician qualification

It is also essential you can pick things up quickly, perform in an accurate and precise manner and work well within a diverse and ever-changing environment.


Painga | Benefits

  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail discounts

Mō mātou | About us

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.


Now is a great time to relocate to family-friendly Southern if you are considering a move! The Southern district offers excellent amenities, first class early childhood through to tertiary education and the opportunity to have an outstanding work-life balance.  Whether it is surfing or skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. The stunning Catlins, Fiordland and Central Otago regions are within driving distance, offering beautiful scenery and plenty of recreational opportunities whatever your passion. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This Pharmacy Technician role belongs to the APEX Pharmacy Collective Agreement and falls between–$55,590 - $65,981 p.a. pro-rata + Kiwisaver and the Pharmacy Assistant role falls between $51,820 to $62,154 p.a. pro-rata + Kiwisaver


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Tuesday 12th March 2024

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: 


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 is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.

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