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Pharmacy Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Health Science Services
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-CC310A
Site
Pharmacy (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£18,870 - £19,918 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Pharmacy Assistant (Rotational) – Permanent

Band 2 £ 18,545 to £ 19,917 p.a. pro rata

37.5 per week shift pattern, Sunday & Bank Holiday roster

It is an exciting time to join the pharmacy team at MKUH; we are continually growing in size and influence and have recently built a new Aseptic Unit and refurbished our main pharmacy department including the installation of a state of the art dispensing robot.

We are a department of over 90 staff providing pharmacy services through team-working and prioritising the needs of those we serve, so evidence of customer service skills would be an advantage.

Our Pharmacy Assistants provide dispensing services in the hospital pharmacy and work in the pharmacy stores, on the wards (top up of stock) and our aseptic production unit on a rotational basis as required by the service.  This will broaden your skills and helps us to ensure we have a service that can meet all the demands that are placed on it.

Main duties of the job

The key purpose of the Pharmacy Assistant role in our pharmacy is:

  • To perform, under supervision, all types of pharmaceutical work appropriate to the level of knowledge and experience, in order to participate in the provision of pharmaceutical services to our patients and staff.
  • To hold or acquire the required academic standard and technical skills to obtain an NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Pharmacy Services Skills and to use those skills to deliver a consistently high standard of service.
  • To act as a dispenser within our hospital pharmacy service, as required, on a rotational basis and as part of our late, weekend and bank holiday service to the patients of our hospital and other organisations to whom we provide pharmaceutical support.
  • To accurately complete the booking in and issuing of stock and individually dispensed items using our computer systems and dispensing robot.

If you think that you can fill this role, and help yourself and our pharmacy to deliver excellent service, we are interested in receiving your application through NHS jobs www.nhs.jobs.uk 

For further information, please contact Pamela Pieprzak on 01908 995701 or email pamela.pieprzak@mkuh.nhs.uk .

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on-site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To be part of the pharmacy team and work with staff within the pharmacy department and across the Trust to enable the objectives of the Trust to be achieved.
  • To ensure the Pharmacy department is compliant with relevant statutory and professional standards on Health & Safety, COSHH, Clinical Governance, and Medicines Management by ensuring your actions take account of all guidance provided.
  • To undertake all designated and relevant training and consistently demonstrate competence in the relevant underpinning knowledge and skills to obtain an NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Pharmacy Services Skills.

Please refer to the Job Description for further details.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including English & Maths
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services

Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of pharmacy or other customer focused, caring field
  • Experience of working with formal procedures
  • Team Work
  • JAC Pharmacy Computer System

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • Proactive attitude to ongoing training, development and assessment
  • Responsible, Flexible & Professional in behaviour and appearance
  • Courteous in manner
  • Able to read and write in the English language to a level where drug names and instructions can be accurately received, recorded and given as part of the roles that are included in the rotations within pharmacy and on the wards

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Experience of using written and numeric communication skills

Specific requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Pamela Pieprzak
Job title
Deputy Dispensary Manager
Email address
pamela.pieprzak@mkuh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01908995701