As a Pharmacist in the New Zealand Army, you will be able to take your existing skills to the next level. The comprehensive training you will receive as an Officer will allow you to lead teams of people, in all kinds of situations.
You will be taught how to handle weapons, and receive adventure and outdoor training.
You will form an integral part of the health team in providing pharmaceutical advice on scales of deployment, appropriateness of selected treatments, medicines information and ensuring legal compliance.
You will have a number of responsibilities including:
Pharmacists have the opportunity to deploy overseas and in the past have done so in order to undertake pharmaceutical audits and ensure legal compliance.
Your initial remuneration will be based on previous experience and skill level. This is negotiated on a case by case basis. As your career continues, remuneration will increase on promotion and seniority.
Upon successful enlistment into the Army you will be posted to Waiouru Army base. Here you will do six week of officer military training course to find out if you have what it takes to be in the Army, and learn various subjects including:
After initial employment and training the NZ Army will provide funding and study leave for Pharmacists to complete further professional study for a number of different courses including:
The Pharmacist is primarily based in Linton Military Camp, Palmerston North and works as part of the Headquarters, 2nd Health Support Battalion (NZ).