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Pharmacy Assistant Apprentice

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
7 Dec 2022

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Pharmacy Assistant/Pharmacy Apprentice

We currently have a vacancies for full-time Pharmacy Assistant/Pharmacy apprentice to work in the pharmacy departments at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham within Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

Working at Queen Elizabeth Hospital you will rotate through our dispensary and stores areas.

Working at University Hospital you will be rotating through our dispensary, stores and technical services areas.

We also have full time posts based in the technical services unit at University Hospital Lewisham which do not rotate into any other area.

You will be joining a friendly, forward thinking pharmacy team and will work in the dispensary, stock distribution and technical services providing a valuable service to our patients

Interview dates: 13th December and 16th December

Main duties of the job

The role includes:
  • Labelling and dispensing prescriptions
  • Issuing stock drugs to wards and clinics
  • Assisting in the supply of chemotherapy
  • Ward visits to top-up stock drugs

We are looking for hardworking, reliable candidates with good communication skills. You will also need to have good literacy and numeracy skills which will be assessed during the selection process. It is vital that you list your educational qualifications on the application form in order to be shortlisted for interview.

Please ensure that you use your supporting statement to demonstrate how your skills and experience match the person specification. Candidates who fail to supply a detailed supporting statement will not be invited for interview.

About us

You will need to hold the Level 2 NVQ in Pharmacy Services qualification and have a commitment to learning and self-development.

Applications are welcome from candidates without the Level 2 NVQ in Pharmacy Services qualification; if successfully recruited, the post will become an apprenticeship requiring completion of the qualification, with the salary at a percentage of the Band 2 salary.

The post holders will be required to participate in a weekend rota system so should be a minimum of 18 years of age to comply with working time obligations regarding weekly rest.

Pay Band -Band 2 - Annex 21 (70% of salary for first 6 months then 75% until receipt of certificate then full salary)

Date posted

16 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£20,270 to £21,318 a year £14,922 per annum plus HCAS (annex 21)

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

197-UT2787-A

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Stadium Road

London

SE18 4QH

Job description

Job responsibilities

To accept and sign receipt for deliveries of pharmaceutical products from suppliers,checking that delivery is for pharmacy department.2. To unpack goods received and: Check items and quantities received match delivery notes Check are in good condition Check have adequate shelf life Check prices match those on delivery note Sign delivery note to accept goods into the pharmacy.3. To accurately use the computer system to receive goods into the pharmacy store.4. To answer initial enquiries and when authorised, contact suppliers to resolve deliveryqueries (on the telephone and in person).5. To distribute cardiac boxes to wards and departments and when necessary returnany out of date boxes to the pharmacy and complete appropriate documentation.6. To accurately put received goods into their correct location within the pharmacy,ensuring stock rotation.7. To accurately use the computer system to issue stock items list to replenish stockson wards, departments and community clinics. This includes creating picking ticketsand delivery notes for the required items.High quality care for every patient, every day8. To accurately select items on picking tickets ready for checking.9. To accurately check items previously picked by another staff member and packappropriately ready for delivery to required areas.10. To accurately check picking tickets created by other staff members to ensure correctissues.11. To accurately check community clinic orders, record details and complete timesheets for courier12. To be responsible for processing the return of excess ward stock into the pharmacystores, checking remaining appropriate shelf life and confirming quantities.13. To accurately record batch numbers and expiry dates of all vaccines issued to wards/departments and community clinics.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To accept and sign receipt for deliveries of pharmaceutical products from suppliers,checking that delivery is for pharmacy department.2. To unpack goods received and: Check items and quantities received match delivery notes Check are in good condition Check have adequate shelf life Check prices match those on delivery note Sign delivery note to accept goods into the pharmacy.3. To accurately use the computer system to receive goods into the pharmacy store.4. To answer initial enquiries and when authorised, contact suppliers to resolve deliveryqueries (on the telephone and in person).5. To distribute cardiac boxes to wards and departments and when necessary returnany out of date boxes to the pharmacy and complete appropriate documentation.6. To accurately put received goods into their correct location within the pharmacy,ensuring stock rotation.7. To accurately use the computer system to issue stock items list to replenish stockson wards, departments and community clinics. This includes creating picking ticketsand delivery notes for the required items.High quality care for every patient, every day8. To accurately select items on picking tickets ready for checking.9. To accurately check items previously picked by another staff member and packappropriately ready for delivery to required areas.10. To accurately check picking tickets created by other staff members to ensure correctissues.11. To accurately check community clinic orders, record details and complete timesheets for courier12. To be responsible for processing the return of excess ward stock into the pharmacystores, checking remaining appropriate shelf life and confirming quantities.13. To accurately record batch numbers and expiry dates of all vaccines issued to wards/departments and community clinics.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Maths GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent)
  • English GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent)


Desirable

  • Units of level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service skills in relevant areas of work (or willing to undertake)


Experience

Essential

  • Use of computers


Desirable

  • Work from written procedures
  • Previous Hospital/Pharmacy Experience
  • Dealing with the public


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to organise self
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic about hospital pharmacy

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Maths GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent)
  • English GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent)


Desirable

  • Units of level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service skills in relevant areas of work (or willing to undertake)


Experience

Essential

  • Use of computers


Desirable

  • Work from written procedures
  • Previous Hospital/Pharmacy Experience
  • Dealing with the public


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to organise self
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic about hospital pharmacy


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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Stadium Road

London

SE18 4QH

Employer's website

https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Stadium Road

London

SE18 4QH

Employer's website

https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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