Intern Pharmacists

  • Two full-time, fixed-term opportunities for 12 months from approximately 11th of January 2021
  • Join our experienced team based at Christchurch Hospital and rotate across our Canterbury DHB campuses!
  • Eligibility for the PSNZ evolve intern pharmacist programme is essential


Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.


The Team: What we do

Canterbury District Health Board prides itself on supporting, developing and training Clinical Pharmacists. Our internship programme ensures our interns are trained in all aspects of hospital pharmacy and are well qualified at the end to work competently as a pharmacist.

This position has plenty of challenging opportunities and innovation is encouraged by peers, senior staff and management. As part of your internship programme you will complete a research project, with guidance, which will be presented either in-house or at the NZHPA conference. The department provides regular continuing education and numerous other training opportunities which we expect our interns to take part in.

Each intern has one preceptor for the year, but many pharmacy staff are involved with the training both in-house and on the wards, so a wide variety of experience is gained. We also organise a rotation to a community pharmacy for OTC experience.

We currently have two full-time, fixed-term opportunities for 12 months from approximately the 11th of January 2021. The days and hours associated with the position are Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 4.30pm. These positions will be based at Christchurch Hospital and include rotations across our Canterbury DHB hospital sites (Hillmorton, Burwood, Ashburton and The Princess Margaret Hospitals.).


The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Clinical interventions;
  • Medicines reconciliation;
  • Patient counselling;
  • Dispensing, non-sterile and aseptic production;
  • Completing the PSNZ EVOLVE programme.

Your skills will include:

  • Well-developed communication and time-management skills;
  • Excellent computer skills; 
  • The ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • A flexible and motivated approach to your work; 
  • You must be eligible for the PSNZ EVOLVE Intern Pharmacist programme.


Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 


Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on for additional information.

Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: PC0790522

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 5 April 2020