Quality & Risk Team Leader (Pharmacy)

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  • Contract: Permanent, full time 

An exciting opportunity exists for a new position in our Pharmacy Leadership Team at CCDHB. We are looking for an experienced pharmacist for a Quality & Risk Team Leader position to support our Pharmacy services in the development and implementation of continuous quality assurance and improvement processes. 

Our pharmacy services consist of operational, clinical and aseptic production services. This role will cover all aspects of our Pharmacy services including maintaining, developing and assuring the quality of our clinical Pharmacy services and the Aseptic Production Unit. The successful applicant will work closely with the Operations Team Leader, Aseptic Production Unit Team Leader, Clinical Team Leader and Pharmacy Service Manager to plan and achieve the service’s vision and goals.

The position would be suitable for an enthusiastic pharmacist with experience in hospital pharmacy, a flair for innovation and a passion for enhancing the quality of pharmacy services. You will act as a role model within the team and lead the continuous quality / assurance improvement activities within the Pharmacy service.  Previous hospital experience in quality management is a distinct advantage in this role.


As a team leader, you will actively support staff including monitoring allocation of resources and anticipating changing requirements that any impact on work delivery and ability to meet the needs of the patient / consumer / tangata whaiora in an efficient, accessible and equitable manner.  You will also oversee the other pharmacy staff involved in decision support projects or work, such as Medication safety, Medicines Information, PML and Informatics, and Education and Training.

There is also a clinical component to this role – clinical and team leader duties will be split approximately 50:50.  In this clinical role you will lead clinical practice through alignment with recognised best practice and relevant clinical policies and practice guidelines.


  • Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (recognised in NZ) or equivalent
  • NZ registered pharmacist
  • At least 7 years practice working in a health or other relevant setting.
  • Post-graduate clinical knowledge acquired through diploma level training (i.e. Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent) - desirable

Applicants must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand or be eligible for registration in New Zealand.


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Applications close on 26 May 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email dani.armstrong@ccdhb.org.nz and please indicate the vacancy number (AH093-19) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AH093-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday 26 May, 2019