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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/10/2020.

Pharmacy Assistant

Job Reference: 425-A-20-45292

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



Internal Candidates only


Pharmacy Assistant – Aseptic Services

30 hours per week




We have an excellent opportunity within the department for an enthusiastic and highly motivated assistant to join the aseptic team.


With a new aseptic unit due to open in the new year the successful candidate will play a part in the validation of the new unit before working in the specialised environment.


The role will involve working in the Aseptic unit and supporting areas including the oncology suite. Cleaning of all isolators and laminar air flow cabinets is required along with general housekeeping in accordance with agreed procedures and frequency.Preparation,making up,labelling and packaging of all aseptically prepared products is a key part of the role. The successful candidate will also have a responsibility to partake in the restocking and stock control within the unit.


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


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


If you have good communication skills, the ability to be accurate and are able to work well independently as well as within a team; then this is the job for you.


For further information please contact Jennie Woodcock, Senior Pharmacy Technician, Aseptic Services.


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.

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