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Senior Pharmacy Homecare Assistant

Job Reference: 321-CSS2-SP-HA-B4

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
OUH Cowley, Oxford
£21,089 -£23,761 per annu

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

The Oxford University Hospitals is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. The Trust incorporates the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and the Horton Hospital in Banbury. Nationally and internationally renowned for its services, quality of staff and academic departments, the Trust provides general and specialist services for the people of Oxfordshire and the surrounding area.

Senior Pharmacy Homecare Assistant

Band 4 £21,892 – £24,157

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our expanding team based at the OUH Cowley site (Unipart offices).

The department supports homecare activity across the Trust processing invoices relating to outsourced Homecare services that provide Pharmacy supplies direct to patients homes.

The successful candidate will be integral to processing all aspects of work related to procurement of homecare services.


Experience of working in a finance environment is advantageous, a keenness to learn new skills, an eye of detail and ability to adapt to situations is a must.


Your duties will include:

  • Checking supplier statements to ensure that debt is managed at an acceptable level.
  • Raising Purchase orders to expedite deliveries from Health care providers to patient’s homes in a timely manner.
  • Supporting colleagues closely to resolve problems.

· Processing invoices – ensuring that correct price for drugs is paid and that invoices are filed appropriately.

  • Chasing of any outstanding credits with suppliers.
  • Matching Orders to Delivery documents and preparing documentation for onward processing

This is a rapidly growing and developing area of Pharmacy, and offers the successful candidate an opportunity to help us expand the service and support clinical services throughout the Trust. Join us to be part of this journey.


Closing date: 27 January 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Rachel Warner Senior Contracts and Homecare Technician on

01865 572321

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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 employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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