Pharmacy Technician – Nelson Hospital

Join our innovative pharmacy team that takes pride in improving patient outcomes

  • Permanent part-time position (0.5FTE)
  • Plenty of learning opportunities

About the role

Nelson Hospital is opening a Medical Admissions and Planning Unit (MAPU). 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.

Due to the expansion of our team we are looking for an experienced Pharmacy Technician to support service across the hospital. You will be working at the top of scope of practice; including assisting with medicines reconciliation and discharge planning in clinical areas, and other tasks that relate directly to patient safety and care. You will also be involved in dispensing and the day-to-day running of pharmacy supply services.

This is a new permanent part-time position working 40 hours a fortnight, Monday to Friday (0.5FTE).

About you 

You will ideally have previous hospital experience and a New Zealand National Certificate in Pharmacy (Technician). Those with an equivalent NZ recognised qualification will also be considered.

It will be important that you manage your time effectively, are a competent communicator, an accurate record keeper and pay close attention to detail. You will have a good level of computer competency and the ability to quickly adapt to new systems and software. Of equally importance is your ability to fit well into a team environment and contribute to making the workplace enjoyable and productive.  We are always appreciative of new ideas and smarter ways of working, so a willingness to share ideas is also a must.

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

What we offer 

You will be part of an innovative pharmacy team that takes pride in improving patient outcomes. New technician roles are developing and we encourage team members to think outside the square and share their ideas. If you are enthusiastic about pharmacy - we want to hear from you. In return we offer a friendly and supportive team environment.

How to apply

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

For role specific information please contact Jo Mickleson, Pharmaceuticals Manager Nelson Hospital via

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

Ref: N19-183

Applications close: Sunday 5th May 

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N19-183

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019