Pharmacy Assistant - Distribution

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Pharmacy Distribution team. This role will see you monitoring supply and delivery of pharmaceuticals to wards and departments, delivering/processing inward goods to the pharmacy and general stock management and housekeeping duties. There is also an aspect of data entry to this role.

You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and able to prioritise a substantial workload to meet deadlines. This role requires interaction with our multi-disciplinary team so an ability to relate to different people is important.

Site rotations may include Christchurch, Burwood and Hillmorton Hospitals. This is a permanent full time position. This is a full-time (1 FTE) permanent position.

Skills & Experience

  • You will be walking long distances and lifting heavy cartons so physical fitness is key 
  • Previous hospital or pharmacy work would be an advantage

Belonging Here: Becoming Part of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact


Phone: 03 3377961

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 235216

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019