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Pharmacy Support Worker

Job Reference: 421-LTUC-0880A

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£17,652 to £19,020 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.

Pharmacy Support Worker

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Band: 2
Salary: £17,652 to £19,020 pa

Essential Requirements: GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics

The Pharmacy Department at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and motivated Pharmacy Support Worker to join our team. Although Pharmacy experience is desirable, it is not essential as full on the job training will be provided.

The successful applicants will work between the Inpatient Dispensary and Pharmacy Stores on a rotational basis, ensuring the day-to-day supportive tasks are carried out in a timely and efficient manner.

In order to provide a high quality service to our patients, the successful candidates will have good computer skills, demonstrate that they can work accurately, have excellent communication skills and be proactive.

The successful candidates will ideally have their NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services (or equivalent) or be willing to work towards this qualification whilst in the role.

The Rotational Pharmacy Support Worker role will involve being able:

  • to receive, process and distribute pharmaceutical stock to the wards and departments within the Trust

  • to participate in the provision of patient services including ward top-ups

  • to label and dispense medication for patients

  • to support the ward-based pharmacy team in medicines management

  • to contribute to the late night, weekend and bank holiday rotas

For more information contact Emma Keating, Chief Pharmacy Technician on 01423 557728 or

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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