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Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora
New Zealand
Competitive salary
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

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Making a difference - it's what you do. But what about what you need? 

Like more space, and more to do on your days off - or less. You've got nature at your fingertips, a team you can count on and a warm welcome. We've got it all covered at Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora.

Discover a Pharmacy career in New Zealand: 

We’re looking to fill multiple roles nationwide and are offering you the unique opportunity to make a difference, somewhere different. 

In Aotearoa, New Zealand, Pharmacists work in a variety of roles as part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team, alongside doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. You will be working to achieve the best possible health outcomes while having the opportunity to develop your career with ongoing development and education.

You’ll receive the standard entitlements given to workers in New Zealand, including 10 days of sick leave per year, four weeks of annual leave per week as well as:

  • Career progression opportunities include advanced clinical practice, prescribing qualifications, quality and research roles, medication safety, clinical informatics, education and training, leadership and mentoring
  • Support for postgraduate study may be available 
  • Additional payments for those undertaking on-call work
  • Support for further training to become a Pharmacist Prescriber through the two accredited programmes in New Zealand


To work in New Zealand, you will require registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand, as well as a current Annual Practising Certificate.

Pharmacists who are currently registered in Australia can register via the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement route, and those currently registered in Canada, Ireland, the UK or the USA can register via the Recognised Equivalent Qualification Route.

Who we are at Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora:

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora is the Government organisation that provides publicly-funded universal health care to 5 million Kiwis. We manage all health services provided in New Zealand, including hospital and specialist services, and primary and community care.

We recruit across 19 unique districts within the country, developing and implementing plans based on local needs to improve the health and well-being of our communities.

We are dedicated to building a team that thrives on diversity and inclusion, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our commitment is to both representing and ensuring that every voice is heard, and valued, and contributes to our dynamic and inclusive culture.

About the Opportunity: 

We’re looking to fill multiple roles across New Zealand. We have roles available to suit everyone, including flexible working, full-time, part-time and casual opportunities. 

As well as potentially working in a pharmacy dispensary, you will find pharmacists working in many different clinical settings, such as inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, and departments such as emergency, as well as undertaking the role of a prescribing pharmacist. Some hospitals have specialised pharmacists working in aseptic compounding and or oncology/haematology units.

Whether you want to spend more time at the beach or dedicate some time to further studies, we have a position that will work best for you.

Helping you make the move:

Pharmacists are on Tier 1 of New Zealand's Green List which means you are eligible for the Straight to Residence Visa and can apply for New Zealand residency before you arrive, provided you have a job offer from us.

Our Candidate Support Team provides one-to-one personalised support throughout your journey to your new home in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This includes matching you with a district that best suits your lifestyle and career aspirations, as well as help with visas and immigration, relocation, and settlement support.

Join us in paradise – apply now!

If you’re ready to be part of an innovative, progressive and passionate team whilst exploring all that our country has to offer - we have the role for you - providing you with the best of both worlds. 

It's never been easier to start a new adventure - and we have a team to help you every step of the way.

Come on over to Aotearoa, New Zealand, and make a difference, somewhere different.

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