Clinical Pharmacist – Nelson Hospital

  • Permanent part-time or full-time position
  • Join our innovative and supportive pharmacy team
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering  improved patient outcomes

About the role

Nelson Hospital is opening a Medical Admissions and Planning Unit (MAPU) in July. The unit will allow patients with medical conditions to be assessed by a multidisciplinary team so that a comprehensive care plan can be put in place. This will improve the patient experience, ensure that investigations and treatments are quicker and decrease hospital stay.  

We are looking for a clinical pharmacist to join our expanding team to support the delivery of comprehensive pharmacy services across Nelson hospital. Depending on your skill set you will either lead the development and delivery of clinical pharmacy services in the new unit, or you will provide support to our patients, within a variety of specialties, supporting medicine reconciliation and immersing yourself in delivering optimal patient care. 

This is a permanent position and we would be happy to consider applicants who wish to work part-time or full-time.

About you 

You must be a New Zealand registered Pharmacist with a current practising certificate and will be able to demonstrate sound application of clinical knowledge, have good communication skills, and be technology savvy and innovative in your approach.  Previous experience of hospital pharmacy would be an advantage. Evidence of post graduate study is desirable; however, is not essential. 

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes. 

Find out more about us 

Situated near the top of the South Island, Nelson city is the geographical centre of New Zealand. It has three national parks within a 90 minute drive and is surrounded by beaches, mountains, hidden valleys, raging rivers and golden sands. It is known as a spectacular natural environment and has one of the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand.  

For more information on the Nelson/ Tasman region visit

What we offer 

We are a friendly and supportive team that takes pride in improving patient outcomes. We encourage our team members to think outside the square and share their innovative ideas.  

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.  

For role specific information please contact Sonja Van Alphen - Pharmacy Team Leader, Nelson Hospital via

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.  

Ref: N19-298

Applications close: Wednesday 10th July (unless filled prior)

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N19-298

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Wednesday 10th July (unless filled prior)