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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/10/2020.

Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2595275-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Support and Imaging
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum, pro rata

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated Dispensing Assistants to join our Pharmacy teams at University Hospital Leicester.

The primary role is the dispensing and issuing of medicines for inpatients udually as "ward top ups", out patients and TTO's for discharge. You will dispense controlled drugs, oral cytotoxic and clinical trial medicines.

The assistant team members work within the many areas of UHL Pharmacy including Emergency and Specialist Medicine, Haematology and Oncology, Renal respiratory and Cardiovascular service, Specialist Surgery and Womens and Childrens.

In addition you will need to ensure accurate stock control of medicines, maintain the replenishment of sundries and participate in keeping the dispensary clean and tidy

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

The successful candidate will be required to take part in the weekend, evening and bank holiday rota's

You will be required to possess QCF Level 2 or equivalent in Pharmacy Services , have good oral and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate good IT/keyboard skills

The pharmacy service at UHL is a key part of the clinical multi-disciplinary teams and aims to provide a high level of clinical expertise to patients.

UHL is one of the largest and busiest trusts in the country and provides care to over one million people in Leicestershire and Rutland. Leicester is a vibrant city with excellent transport links.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Hannah Jackson Job title Medicines Management Technicians Email address Telephone number 0116 258 7956 Additional contact information

Serena Malpas - Replenishment Team leader

Rachel Stewart - Dispensary Team Leader

0116 2585443


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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