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Position Title: Patient Services Coordinator / Lead Pharmacy Technician
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 16/12/2019
Application Closing Date: 15/01/2020 11PM
Job #: 059988
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Patient Services Co-ordinator / Lead Pharmacy Technician

Dunedin Hospital

  • Full time 1.0FTE (40 hrs per week)
  • Leadership skills essential
  • Ability to develop and maintain an effective and collaborative relationship with all staff


Our Pharmacy Department at Dunedin Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic person to join our friendly and supportive team as our Patient Services Co-ordinator / Lead Pharmacy Technician.


About us

Our Pharmacy service provides a full clinical and operational service to Dunedin Hospital, and we also have a full Aseptic Production Unit. We provide a wide range of clinical services encompassing both generalist and specialist skills so there’s no better place to move your career forward.  In this environment you will be encouraged to have a go at everything, which will both challenge and extend your experience and skills. 


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Pharmacy Technician to join our team as the Patient Services Co-ordinator / Lead Pharmacy Technician. This role will require you to co-ordinate and manage the technical aspects of the hospital pharmacy dispensary which provides an inpatient and outpatient service.  You will provide leadership, operational management, quality performance, and human resource management of the Pharmacy Technicians.  This role will also include the usual hospital pharmacy dispensing and imprest activities.    

The role will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (as well as a rostered Saturday morning 9-12)


About You

We are interesting in hearing from those who hold an appropriate New Zealand recognised Pharmacy Technician qualification (level 5 or 6).

Hospital experience is preferred although not essential and you will possess strong time management, planning, and organisational skills. Naturally you will be an excellent communicator and strong team player.  We are looking for someone who picks things up quickly, can perform in an accurate and precise manner and works well within a diverse environment.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • A New Zealand recognised Pharmacy Technician qualification (level 5 or 6)
  • Prior experience in managing a team
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Team focus with an ability to develop and maintain an effective and collaborative relationship with all staff
  • To work both efficiently and accurately, both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Excellent time management, planning interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused


Do you have leadership skills? Are you proactive and good at identifying and implementing new ideas? If so, we want to hear from you! Please apply online and let us know what valuable skills you will bring to our service.


About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. 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 Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020


Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

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