Dispensary Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital
£15,404 - £18,157 per annum
22/03/2018 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England. We provide an extensive range of district general hospital services to the local population of central Manchester and tertiary and specialist services to patients from across the North West and beyond.

Are you committed to delivering a high quality service and providing the very best standard of care for our patients? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join our Dispensary based pharmacy team to assist in the delivery of a safe and efficient Dispensary service. Good communication skills and the ability to adapt to the various duties of the post are also required. Previous experience of hospital pharmacy is desirable but not essential as full training will be given in all aspects of the post and personal development will be encouraged.

If not already qualified, you will be expected to successfully complete the NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services. In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate. Based in the Pharmacy Department your main duties will be dispensing discharge prescriptions and a variety of duties including dispensing for in and outpatients, the ad-hoc supply of ward stock drugs, maintenance of dispensary stocks and use of the pharmacy computer system, and automated dispensing system. Experience in dispensing practices is desirable. 2 GCSE’s or equivalent grade C or above in Mathematics and English is essential.





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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details & informal visits contact:

Amanda Blackmore - Amanda.blackmore@mft.nhs.uk or Lisa Altoft@mft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4744