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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2021.

Pharmacy Assistant

Job Reference: 425-A-20-47588

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£18,005 - £19,337 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 have an excellent opportunity within our friendly department for an enthusiastic and highly motivated assistant to join our team.

With a new aseptic unit due to open shortly next 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 Aseptics unit and supporting area including the oncology suite. General housekeeping of the aseptic unit and supporting area is a key aspect of the role which includes the cleaning of isolators, floors, work surfaces and furniture in accordance with agreed procedures and frequency. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the restocking and stock control of the aseptic unit as well as labelling and packaging of aseptically prepared products

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 GPhC approved equivalent.Or alternatively, you must be willing to work towards these qualifications. You must also have aGCSE grade C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent).

Previous experience within a Pharmacy Aseptic environment is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

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 Suraj Pankhania, Aseptic Services Manager on 0114 3053070 /


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

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