Pharmacy Assistant (rotational)

Recruiter
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Walsall, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Nov 2019
Closes
08 Dec 2019
Ref
1299441041
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has been completed, and building development has also commenced for our new Neonatal Unit and soon to commence on our Emergency Department.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including: salary sacrifice scheme; car leasing scheme; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an encouraging yet challenging environment

PHARMACY ASSISTANT - ROTATIONAL - BAND 2

2 Part time Permanent Posts

2 x 18.75 hours per week, Monday to Friday working morning, afternoon and late shifts on rotation.

Working Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays on rotation.

Salary £17,652 to £19,020 Pro rota

We are looking for one part time Pharmacy Assistant working 18.75 hours to join our team of enthusiastic and innovative pharmacy staff, to support in the timely supply of medicines to patients.

The role of the Pharmacy Assistant is continually developing; therefore the successful applicant will be required have an NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Services. This qualification will support the individual to carry out the main duties for this post with additional in house training. Your personal development needs will be identified through an annual individual performance review.

Main rotational duties include dispensing and labelling prescriptions for patients, using the automated medicines cabinet to dispense from at ward level and replenishment of stocks for the cabinets, entering data onto computer systems such as the pharmacy and ward orders, using the prescription tracking system, dispensing using the robot, assisting with stock management and stock takes and working in pharmacy procurement and distribution (stores). You will supply stock items to wards via a topping up system and carry out ward storage audits and other associated tasks. Your first rotation will start in pharmacy distribution.

Applicants must have a GCSE in English and Mathematics Grade C or above (or equivalent), have keyboard skills and be able to handle stock on a routine basis. Applicants must also have experience in dispensing and labelling medicines, be customer focused and be keen to learn, be hardworking and able to work under pressure during busy periods. Experience of working or have worked in a pharmacy is required. We encourage community and hospital pharmacy assistants with experience to apply.

A flexible approach to the above duties is required, together with good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to prioritise your workload have initiative and work as part of a team with other healthcare professionals, work on your own when necessary and follow instructions.

Successful candidates will support the Pharmacy Technical Managers in delivering high quality, safe and effective pharmacy services in accordance to the Trust's values and its promises and standards to patients and colleagues. You will be directed by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in your daily work.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take an assessment test at interview.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants therefore we advise that you complete your application early.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Razia Bibi Dispensary Services Technical Manager on 01922 721172 Ext 6914

Please note your application will be transferred from the NHS Jobs system to internal Walsall Healthcare Trac System. All correspondence will be sent via Trac

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*

IMPORTANT NOTE ON COMPLETION OF REFERENCE SECTION OF APPLICATION FORM

References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. 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 line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.

Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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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