Our culture and values
We asked our people to describe PHARMAC’s culture. They used words like innovative, dedicated, smart, driven and fun.
People described PHARMAC as having an open-door policy, a whanau feel, and a work hard play hard attitude.
According to the people who work here, we are meticulous, accurate, intelligent and responsible, but also friendly, welcoming, compassionate and caring.
What makes PHARMAC a great place to work?
Comments from our staff:
“When you work here you are part of the process not just a nameless entity, you can actually see where and how your input helps deliver an outcome.”
“The people, the varied and interesting work, getting an opportunity to do things you don’t get a chance to do elsewhere in the health system.”
“Sense of purpose. The chance to work with experts in their fields who are doing work that matters.”
“People respect one another. You are encouraged to come up with new ideas and make it happen, rather than jump through numerous hoops to get ideas approved and implemented.”
“Supportive managers, team leader and team colleagues. Opportunity to improve health outcomes for patients.”
“Family atmosphere, commitment, making a difference, rigour coupled with compassion.”
Values – the PHARMAC way
We value the collection of new ideas and options to challenge the status quo. We will go out of our way to understand the evidence, listen to stakeholders and encourage colleagues to think innovatively. Our success is founded on our ability to select and carefully implement the best choices.
We value a focus on implementing good solutions. With tenacity, process and collaboration with colleagues, challenges are transformed into opportunities to make a difference. We hold ourselves accountable for what we do and for delivering on our obligations, including under the Treaty of Waitangi.
Within our means
We value being careful stewards of taxpayer funds. We seek resources which are just what we need to fulfil our objectives and commit to ensuring that we deliver within our budgets.
In exploring boundaries we value the importance of proper process, and others’ accountabilities and perspectives. The choices and actions we take only continue if they are made on a sound basis and with a focus on serving New Zealanders.
Last updated: 4 November 2019