Allied Health Professionals - Pharmacy Support Worker (Rotational)

  • Department Pharmacy
  • Salary £17,652.00 – £19,020 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/08/2019
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-PSW-413
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Contact Andy Harris - Senior Pharmacy Technician Medicines Optimisation
  • Email
  • Telephone 01952 641222, ext: 4588

We are looking for a highly motivated, adaptable and conscientious individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our friendly and sociable team as a full time rotational Pharmacy Assistant Technical Officer.

Previous experience of hospital pharmacy is desirable, however this may be an ideal first job opportunity as full training will be given to the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will rotate between ward services, stores and dispensary providing support in the day-to-day supply of medicines to patients, wards and clinics efficiently and effectively.  Accuracy and attention to detail is paramount.

Main duties include:

To determine medicine requirements for wards and departments from a stock list and assemble these orders and requisitions.  Where required, to take orders back to wards and departments and put them away in the correct place.
To deliver and collect controlled drugs to wards/departments in accordance with written procedures.
To carry out simple routine dispensing of inpatient and outpatient prescriptions and pharmaceutical supply functions under the supervision of a qualified member of staff in accordance with pharmacy procedures.
To assist and provide cover for the Senior Assistant Technical Officer (stores) in the receipt and dispatch of goods and medical gas cylinders, co-operating with commercial delivery drivers and hospital transport staff.
To contribute to the pharmacy teams’ efforts to continually improve standards, efficiency, job satisfaction and to maintain and improve the quality of the service.

We are a department that is committed to the development of staff, and you will be encouraged to develop your skills in hospital pharmacy practice in our busy department.  The successful candidate will be expected to possess or study toward an NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services. There will be a requirement to participate in extended hours working including weekends and bank holiday on a rotational basis.

In the event of a high number of applicants, this vacancy may be closed earlier than the stated closing date.

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