Assistant Technical Officer

2 days left

University Hospitals B
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
Competitive salary
01 May 2021
11 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust

Division of Diagnostics and Therapies

Pharmacy Department

Main Dispensary

Assistant Technical Officer (ATO)

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Band 2

£18,005 to £19,337

1 F/T Post - 37.5 hours.

UHBW Pharmacy department are recruiting for a Band 2 Pharmacy Assistant, ideally with dispensary experience to join our friendly, hardworking Pharmacy & ATO team. The dispensary is a very forward-thinking and dynamic department where we constantly strive to improve our services and encourage our staff to contribute to and be part of any changes. We have also recently implemented full electronic prescribing so our dispensary is now paperless.

Our ATOs are an integral part of our dispensing team. The pharmacy at Bristol Royal Infirmary is a very busy department, there is a fast moving team environment & the work is varied. The duties you will train to perform in the initial stage as part of the general ATO role are vital to the smooth running of the dispensary for our patients. Some of these main general ATO duties include:
  • Stock maintenance duties, the main tasks comprising of ward stock checking and ordering, dispensary order unpacking, goods receipt via the pharmacy computer system and storing via our dispensing robot or on shelves.

  • To be a point of contact at reception for dispensary, assisting the receptionist to answer queries from wards and internal staff

Your excellent communication and organisational skills as well as any experience of a pharmacy or healthcare patient/customer service will be an advantage. You will also need to have achieved GCSE passes in English, Mathematics & a science, as well as 3 other GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) to make you eligible to train for the Pharmacy Service Assistant (PSA) Level 2 Apprenticeship & work towards being a dispensing ATO.

Training for this qualification as part of the later Dispensing ATO part of the role will broaden your skills and help us to ensure you have the necessary knowledge required by the GPhC to dispense for patients and deal with patient queries. This also meets the current service demands of our very busy NHS hospital pharmacy.

If you have the drive and enthusiasm and are committed to providing a positive difference to the care of our patients then we look forward to hearing from you.

For further information about the position please contact Tina Stewart, Dispensary Senior Technician on 0117 342 2053 or Dawn Wilson , Operational Manager on 0117 342 2013

Closing Date: 10th May, 2021

Interview date: 19th May, 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tina Stewart - Pharmacy Co-ordinator/Senior Technician 0117 342 2053

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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

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