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Pharmacy Assistant Technical Officer

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit Pharmacy Assistants to work in the busy Pharmacy Department. Pharmacy Assistants are vital members of the Pharmacy team, the successful candidates of these posts will be given full training which will result in an NVQ level 2 qualification.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team working closely with Pharmacists, Technicians and other Assistants. Duties are varied and may include:

  • Picking, packing and assembling medicines
  • Assisting in the dispensing of items within the dispensary
  • Working in the Pharmacy stores and stock distribution receiving and processing orders
  • Manning the reception within the dispensary
  • Supplying medicines to wards and departments by means of a top-up
  • Duties within our sterile preparation suites

The range of duties that an individual will perform will depend on their aptitude and the need of the department.

Applicants must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and show a willingness to learn and be trained. You must be able to pay attention to detail and produce work to the required standard whilst meeting deadlines.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for all customer facing roles within East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

As part of your application and supporting statement, please outline clear examples of how you align to the Trust Values.

We will close this job advert once we’ve received sufficient applications. This can happen quickly and may be before the advertised closing date, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.

We only accept online applications for our vacancies. If you have difficulties with this, please contact our Resourcing Team on  ( Phone number removed )  who will be happy to help you.

For further information about the Trust, please access the documents below, or visit our website.

Most positions with the Trust require a Disclosure and Barring check and will be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Posts working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced check. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Parking is available at Trust sites but we encourage all employees to consider other travel options, like car sharing or public transport. We’ve attached a 'Parking Information“ document below, to help you choose the best transport option for you.

We positively promote flexible working practices, and to ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

We care about the health and well-being of our staff and patients. Therefore, we operate a no-smoking policy and smoking is strictly forbidden on all of its sites and grounds.

We offer a variety of benefits for employees including discounts at a range of national shops, local offers and buying and selling annual leave. We also offer a Relocation Policy for any eligible candidates.

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