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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2020.

Senior Pharmacy Assistant

Job Reference: 285-859-CORP

Employer:
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust)
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Trustwide, Dudley/Sandwell
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk.

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.


Senior Pharmacy Assistant

Part time-22.5 Hours

Band 3

Permanent

Dudley / Sandwell

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Pharmacy Assistant, capable of working as part of a team and has a flexible approach. You will be comfortable with changes in routine to support Pharmacy Services to our wards and departments.

You will be required to work as part of our team alongside other senior pharmacy assistants to routinely visit ward areas to provide a ward/clinic stock ‘topping up’ service. You will also undertake more routine duties including stock ordering and rotation and support the ward top-up service by ordering and collecting items for delivery to wards and departments within the hospital.

You will be a logical thinker with good communication skills as the role does involve dealing with the public, colleagues within the department, and other health care professionals. You will need to be computer literate, although some support will be provided.

You will need to be effective in planning your own work as well as taking direction from others in the department, ensuring appropriate standards of work are met. The post holder is expected to use judgment and initiative in solving their own and their team’s problems but refer to senior staff when necessary. You may also deputise for some pharmacy technicians as appropriate.

The post holder will be part of a Pharmacy Team which will provide a range of pharmacy services on behalf of the Trust to its patients and other departments. Work will be undertaken following departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and under the supervision of the Chief Pharmacy technician.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk.

For additional information please contact

Gurj Bhella gurjinder.bhella@nhs.net

or

Noel Aslett noel.aslett@nhs.net

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameGurj Bhella or Noel AslettJob titleChief PharmacistEmail addressgurjinder.bhella@nhs.net




** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.


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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