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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/09/2020.

Senior Pharmacy Assistant

Job Reference: 425-A-20-44185

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

Sheffield Children’s Hospital is a specialist paediatric centre. The Pharmacy department provides a progressive pharmacy service to a variety of patients throughout the region, making it a highly rewarding working environment.

We an excellent opportunity within our friendly department for an enthusiastic, highly motivated assistant to progress within our team.

Senior Assistant: Pharmacy Stores and Reception

The post holder will take a lead for training in stores, provide daily supervision to the stores team and help identify any problems with service delivery both before and as and when they occur. In the Stores department you will also be required to support the receipt, processing and provision of pharmaceutical supplies and help to complete ward drug top-ups.The post holder will also be working on the Dispensary Reception receiving prescriptions from patients, their families and members of staff. You will be required to provide an excellent customer service when answering a busy enquiry line.

To be successful in your application you will have NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Service Skills and BTEC level 2 Extended Certificate in Pharmacy Services or equivalent.

You should also have GCSE English Language and Mathematics to a minimum of Grade C (or equivalent).

Previous experience within a hospital environment is essential.

You need to have good communication skills, customer service experience, the ability to be accurate and be able to work well independently as well as within a team.

The post holder will be expected to work 5 days out of 7 which will include weekends and participation in the bank holiday rota.

For further information please contact Daniel Bower, Dispensary Manager, on 0114 2260558.


All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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