Clinical Informatics and Application Specialists, eMeds Management
Taranaki District Health Board
New Plymouth, NZ
16h ago

The Pharmacy Department at Taranaki DHB (TDHB) has a 2.8 FTE vacancy for experienced clinicians to work in the Electronic Medicines Management (eMM) team.

These positions have become available as TDHB is the pilot site for the Te Manawa Taki eMeds Project.

The eMM team is currently responsible for the effective running and maintenance of regional ePharmacy, MedChart, eMedRec and Pyxis systems.

Our aim is to optimize the safety, efficiency and ongoing quality improvement of the electronic Medication Management solution set.

This is achieved using system workflow and data analysis, coupled with quality improvement, education and communication.

The ideal candidate will have a strong educational focus, excellent problem solving ability and a keen eye for quality improvement and medication safety.

This is a unique opportunity to bring your current skills in line with the exciting advancements of electronic medication management.

Doctor, Nursing, Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician experience is required. A range of opportunities exist within the current team including business as usual and / or project activities, depending on the professional group, skills and experience of the applicant.

These positions will be between 0.5 FTE to 1.0 FTE, plus additional casual hours and on call as needed.

The position(s) will be involved in support of the electronic Medication Management solution set at TDHB. Key aspects of the role(s) will include :

  • Systems maintenance and support
  • Clinical configuration
  • Testing and implementation
  • Education and training
  • Evaluation and continuous quality improvement across the eMM solution set
  • This roles require clinicians with :

  • Experience with any of ; ePharmacy, MedChart, eMedRec and Pyxis
  • A minimum of 3-5 years hospital experience
  • A high degree of IT literacy
  • Excellent time management skills, flexibility and attention to detail, with an ability to think strategically
  • A good understanding of the entire medications management process
  • A quality improvement and medications safety focus
  • Upcoming projects include the Te Manawa Taki eMeds Pilot, so this is an exciting time to join the TDHB eMeds team.

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