Senior Pharmacy Services Assistant (XR03)

4 days left

Medicines Management & Pharmacy Services
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
The Pharmacy Stores & Distribution team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals provides ward stock medicines top-up and delivery to wards and departments throughout the Trust via the onsite top-up teams.

We are looking to recruit two enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals with drive to undertake the role of Senior Pharmacy Services Assistant based in the Pharmacy Stores and Distribution team at St James' Hospital at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The successful candidates must be pro-active and flexible in their approach to working within this busy department, and have excellent organisational skills.

These posts will support the Pharmacy Technician Specialist with the day to day delivery of the Pharmacy Stores and Distribution service, which includes supervision and training of the local Pharmacy Services Assistants on site. This also includes supporting, and working with, the Pharmacy Stores and Distribution Operations Manager and Specialist Technicians with the implementation of service upgrades and new projects as required.

The posts will be based at St James' Hospital Pharmacy Department but will involve working across ALL sites as required, including the Leeds General Infirmary and Leeds Pharmaceutical Warehouse, Hunslet Pharmacy Stores and Distribution teams.

Please be aware that for all posts there is a significant amount of walking and moving and handling, including bulk consignments.

Applicants must already hold Level 2 Apprenticeship / NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services.

The post holder will be required to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays on a rotational basis.

For informal enquiries please contact Sue Smith, email:

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This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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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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