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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/12/2018.

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Ward Based / Dispensary Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 432-HR5193

Employer:
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Colchester Hospital, Colchester
Salary:
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.


Have you got the enthusiasm and confidence to take up the challenge of this clinically orientated post, assisting the department in providing a high quality and comprehensive clinical pharmacy service throughout East Suffolk & North Essex Foundation Trust based on the Colchester Site.

The post-holder will be based within the pharmacy department at Colchester General Hospital, working closely with senior colleagues and clinical pharmacists to ensure the provision of an integrated and efficient service. The majority of the post holder’s time will be spent patient facing working at ward level, as well as providing support within the dispensary environment. This post will have set days where you be working at ward level and set days within the dispensary including inpatient services, outpatient services and Chemotherapy dispensary.

Medicines reconciliation, Electronic Discharge checks and supply will all be daily activities within this role. Full training and assessments will be carried out during an induction period.

At least 2 years post qualification hospital experience is required and the ability to demonstrate clinical knowledge through a formal clinical qualification or relevant skills within your current practice. You will need good communication skills and must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills.

Please ensure that you read the attached job description and person specification carefully as your application will be judged against these criteria. Please also note that, in order to streamline recruitment, this vacancy may expire prior to the advertised closing date so early application is recommended.

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate. Full details can be found within the ‘DBS Information’ documents attached to this advert.’
 
For further details / informal visits contact:

Debbie Smart, Chief technician, or Richard Gant, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, on 01206 745985/07880053251 or email Debbie.smart@esneft.nhs.uk/Richard.Gant@esneft.nhs.uk




This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.


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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