Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant

Recruiter
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sunderland, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Oct 2019
Closes
25 Oct 2019
Ref
1290675080
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict's Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We're here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trust has an exciting and challenging opportunity to work within Pharmacy Services in an Acute hospital setting. We are looking for enthusiastic apprentices, eager to learn and develop a career in the field of pharmacy.

As a pharmacy apprentice you will support the efficient supplies system of drugs and associated products to all wards, departments, units, outreach hospitals and customers in the district and surrounding areas, which includes, checking, storage and distribution of medicines.

These will be demanding but very rewarding Posts which require a methodical approach and an excellent attention to detail. A flexible and pro-active approach to working life is essential as working on a rota basis is required to provide cover to meet the Service needs. There may also be an element of working across both South Tyneside and Sunderland Hospital sites.

The duration of the Apprenticeship is 15 months and to apply you would need Maths and English GCSE minimum Grade C or L2 equivalent. The Post is subject to regular reviews to demonstrate progress and following successful completion, will be moved into a substantive position. You will commence on the National Apprentice Wage and will transfer to Annex 21 for the remainder of the Apprenticeship once specific competencies have been completed. To support your development in your role during your placement you will be required to complete a L2 Health Pharmacy Services qualification over the period of the Apprenticeship.

For apprenticeship queries contact:

Adrienne Clark

( Email address removed )

0191 404 1149

Assessment Date: 23rd October '19

Interview Date: 29th October '19

Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note - All new employees will commence in line with Trust Induction dates. This Induction will take place at either Sunderland Royal Hospital or South Tyneside Hospital, irrespective of where the job will be based.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note this advert may close early should a high volume of applications be received

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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