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Senior Pharmacy Assistant (SATO) Dispensary/ Medicines management -

Job Reference: 339-GAR0086

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£17,787 - £20,448 per ann

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

Senior Pharmacy Assistant (SATO) Dispensary/ Medicines Management - Band 3


A great opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and trustworthy person to join our busy, friendly Pharmacy team.


To ensure the accurate supply and dispensing of medicines to In-patients and Out-patients. To supervise and support pharmacy assistants undertaking routine activities necessary for the continuing supply of pharmacy services to the hospital wards, departments and other service users.


As part of the Medicines Management team time will be spent on the wards providing high quality patient-focused care.


Previous dispensing experience is essential and trained to NVQ Level 2.


A good general education demonstrating a suitable level of literacy and numeracy is essential as well as good communication skills, an ability to work well with others, along with basic IT skills. This post requires a conscientious and methodical person who is able to keep pace with the work.


This position is a full time post based in the Brunel Building in Southmead Hospital. The post holder will be expected to work 5 days a week between the hours of 09:00 and 19:00 as well as 10:00 to 14:00 on a Saturday or Sunday one week in every 4.


For further details / informal visits contact:
For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in joining our team or have any enquiries about the post please contact:


Lynne Lane, Dispensary Manager
Or Sally Dring, Assistant Dispensary Manager
Or phone 0117 414 2312

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

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