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Dispensing Assistant

Employer
Kingston Hospital NHS
Location
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring - Design and deliver care around each individual patient's needs and wants.
- Safe - Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible - All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other - Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

We are looking for enthusiastic Dispensing Assistants who have gained, or have almost completed, their Level 2 Apprenticeship in Pharmacy services to join our friendly team.

This is a varied and interesting position which will be based in our busy Dispensary at Kingston Hospital. Experience will be gained in different aspects of Hospital Pharmacy and you will be given the opportunity to learn about Chemotherapy, Manufacturing, Dispensing and Clinical Trials.

You must have customer service experience, be a good communicator on both a written and verbal basis and show a willingness to learn.

We offer the opportunity to enhance existing skills and develop new ones.

We are currently looking at moving towards a 7 days a week service including weekends, bank holidays and late nights.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Kossar Talabani Job title Senior Pharmacist, Clinical Lead (Dispensary) Email address K.talabani@nhs.net Telephone number 020 8934 2098

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  • Application : Please ensure that you have read the job description and person specification and that your supporting statement reflects this, as your application will be assessed against these criteria.
  • References : You will be required to provide 3 years of employment/educational history. We do not accept references from personal email addresses such as Hotmail, Gmail etc. therefore please ensure you are providing professional working email addresses within your application form.
  • Closing date : we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
  • Shortlisting : You will only be contacted by the Recruitment Team via email if you are shortlisted for this post. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account/mobile regularly.
  • DBS : Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.
  • Salary : For applicants without prior NHS experience at the same Pay Band or higher, the salary will start at the lower value within the advertised range and increase every year up to the maximum value within the banding (subject to review meetings).

    For those with NHS experience, we do not match inner London HCAS. If you are hired within a lower band, your salary will not be matched, instead your previous years of service will be taken into consideration.
  • NHS Jobs : Completed applications will be transferred to our preferred third party recruitment management system. All communications will be via trac.jobs, unfortunately, you will not receive responses to queries sent via NHS Jobs.


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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website .

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

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