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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Pharmacy Assistant Stock and Distribution

Job Reference: 405-19-PT462CS-A

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
DCHFT, Dorchester
£17,652 - £19,020 per annum

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our busy medicines distribution team in the modern pharmacy department at Dorset County Hospital.

Under the supervision of the Senior Pharmacy Assistant you will be directly involved in the receipt and distribution of pharmaceuticals to all wards and departments within the hospital and other external units.

This role provides vital support in delivering medicines safely and efficiently to clinical and non-clinical areas across the Dorset County Hospital site. The post holder will have demonstrable skills in team work and customer care. In addition the post holder will have excellent communication skills and be able to work flexibly under pressure.

You will have received a good standard of general education and have attained a GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English (or equivalent). Computer literacy is required although appropriate training will be given. Specified Units of NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services are required and appropriate training will be given.

Your hours will be 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. You will be expected to participate in a 1 in 8 Weekend Rota (Saturday and Sunday) and a Bank Holiday Rota. You will also be expected to participate in a late rota one night per week 9.30am to 6.00pm on that day.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kat Pietrucha, Senior Pharmacy Assistant or Alan Bamford, Senior Pharmacy Assistant Tel : 01305 254369


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

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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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