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Pharmacy Stores Assistant

Manchester University
Wythenshawe Hospital, Wythenshawe
Competitive salary
Closing date
3 Nov 2021

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

37.5hours per week (including weekends)

Pharmacy Department, Wythenshawe Hospital

Do you want to work in a busy department that is committed to providing a quality service and focuses on patient care and experience? This is your opportunity to join our diverse pharmacy team. Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is a leading integrated health, teaching, research, and innovation organisation in the thriving city region of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. Therefore, recruiting the best talent to fulfill this role is really important to us.

We have an opportunity for a Pharmacy Stores Assistant within the Stores team at the Pharmacy department, Wythenshawe Hospital.

You will
  • assist in the goods receipt, internal transfer and storage of inward goods by following Good Distribution Practice.
  • ensure that the stores area of the department is utilised appropriately, is kept clean and tidy, waste medicines and packaging disposed of as per policy and that stock is stored and rotated according to procedure.
  • assist the Stores Manager to ensure that stock is available for dispensing and the replenishment of wards and departments.
  • maintain adequate levels of pharmaceutical stocks and be responsible for the notification to pharmacy procurement staff of stock that requires re-ordering.
  • assist in the effective use of the Automated Stores and Dispensing system (Robot), with regards to input of stock and general housekeeping duties.
  • assemble large volume fluids ready for distribution to wards and departments, ensuring accuracy of selection.

Working independently and as part of a team in a busy environment, you will hold:
  • 2 x GCSE's or equivalent grade C or above in Mathematics and English.

And ideally hold:
  • Apprenticeship (BTec and NVQ) L2 in Pharmacy Service, and or demonstrable, relevant experience in a Storekeepers role.

If you don't hold a BTEC and/or NVQ L2 in Pharmacy Service you will be required to complete the Apprenticeship (BTec and NVQ) L2 in Pharmacy Service as part of your training.

This post is physically demanding in the movement of received goods and practical experience and knowledge of manual handling is important though local training will be provided.

This advert will close once sufficient numbers of applications have been received

Training will be provided in all aspects of the post and personal development will be encouraged

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Michelle Pilkington

Job title Procurement Stores and Distribution Lead Pharmacy Technician

Email address

Telephone number 0161 291 5392

Additional contact information

Lynn Wardlaw- 0161 291 5392

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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