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Pharmacy Services Assistant

Job Reference: 175-2021-2-PH2169A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£18,005 to £19,337 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Pharmacy Services Assistant

Salary: £18,005-£19,337 (Band 2)

Hours: 37.5/week (Full time)

The pharmacy department is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and reliable member of staff to join the existing pharmacy team. This position is a dispensary based role.

The successful candidate will be expected to cover all of the following aspects within the dispensary:

  • Accurately and efficiently dispense and label medicines for Royal Papworth Hospital patients

  • Customer service – greeting and assisting patients and staff presenting to the dispensary

  • Ensure accurate stock control of medicines and maintain the replenishment of sundries

  • You will be required to work closely with other members of the dispensary and pharmacy team, to help deliver an efficient and effective pharmacy service to the hospital.

  • To successfully complete the relevant units of the NVQ Level 2 Pharmacy Services course

  • To participate in weekend, Bank Holiday and late night duties

Previous experience in working in a Dispensary or Pharmacy is desirable, but not essential, as training will be provided.

In order to provide a high quality service to our patients and colleagues, you must demonstrate excellent communication skills, good computer skills, attention to detail, ability to work efficiently, be proactive in your work and work well as a part of a team.

(DBS required).

If you are interested in learning more about what the role entails, please contact  Mandie Barber or Claire Dalling on 01223 638700 or email  or

Closing date: 12th July 2020

Interviews: 22nd July 2020 (Interviews will be held virtually).


** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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