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Pharmacy Technician - Ward Services, Auckland District Health Board

New Zealand, NZ




At the Pharmacy Department, we provide expert advice and assistance to ensure the safe and cost-effective prescribing and administration of all medications within Auckland District Health Board.


We embrace and encourage a culture that is committed to development and continual improvement, the philosophy of getting it “right first time” and the Pharmacy Department’s values and goals. Our guiding principle is to put the patient first in everything we do. We are committed to strive to do and be our best, to value and support all staff, to work together with trust, respect and honesty, and display commitment and accountability to provide a high quality service.


This Pharmacy Technician position will primarily focus on organising the supply of stock and non-stock items to the ward, alongside current responsibilities such as imprest supply, maintenance and expiry checks. The role will be patient focused, supporting the medication pathway and will include activities such as:

  • Reviewing patient charts to  identify stock and non-stock items
  • Scanning and ordering non-stock  items previously screened by the pharmacist
  • Contacting the ward pharmacists to review any items that haven’t been screened
  • Communicating with nursing staff regarding medications on order and their delivery
  • Facilitating a timely supply of urgent items.
  • Organising the return of dispensed items no longer required


It is envisaged that the role will extend further into activities such as management of controlled drugs, medication history taking, review of patients own drugs and discharge counseling.

We are looking for a technician that has the NZQA National Certificate in Pharmacy (Technician) Level 5 (or equivalent). You will be patient focused, confident and have good interpersonal and communication skills. You will also be flexible and willing to be responsible for your actions.

Ideally you will have proven technical proficiency and previous Hospital or community experience. 


This is a permanent position, working daytime Monday to Friday role (40 hours) with additional after hours or weekend work included.


Apply online at and quote job reference no CEN02131 to attach your CV and covering letter. For further information please contact Lukin Ackroyd, Recruitment Consultant on (09) 639 0211, email


Applications close: Sunday, 26 November 2017


Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.


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