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Pharmacy Assistant - Volunteer

Job Reference: 222-MED-139

West London NHS Trust
Add Prof Scientific and Technic
Pharmacy (Local Services), Southall

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated volunteer to join our team, as a pharmacy assistant (unpaid volunteer). You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team working closely with Pharmacists, Technicians and other Assistants.




We are looking for 1 part time Pharmacy Assistant (22.5 hours per week), to join our Pharmacy Team at the St. Bernard’s site.




The main focus of the role will be to provide a dispensing and support service to wards and departments in the hospital and some reception duties to the main dispensary. Duties are varied and may include:




    • Picking, packing and assembling medicines


    • Assisting in the dispensing of items within the dispensary


    • Portering of pharmacy medicines to wards and departments - including considerable manual handling


    • Working with the Pharmacy stores receiving and processing orders


    • Manning phones and the reception within the dispensary


    • Supplying medicines to wards and departments by means of a top-up


    • Working towards the pharmacy quality improvement and medicines safety and strategy.


    • Administrative tasks, the use of technology and liaising with healthcare professionals will be routine aspects of the role.




Meeting the needs of our service users is extremely important to us, and we are looking for an individual who shares our vision to deliver a high quality, service-user focused approach.




Applicants must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and show a willingness to learn and be trained. You must be able to pay attention to detail and produce work to the required standard whilst meeting deadlines.




Previous experience working in a pharmacy is desirable but not essential, as on the job training will be provided.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Svetlana Jankovic Lead LS Disp/ Clinical Trials Pharmacist on 0208 354 8382 or via email Svetlana Jankovic

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London Mental Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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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