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Ward Based Pharmacy Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Technical Ward Based Pharmacy Services
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£17,460 - £18,702 per annum
25/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Do you want to work in a busy department that is committed to providing a quality service that focuses on patient care and experience? This is your opportunity to join our diverse pharmacy team.

You will:
• Assist in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within the Trust through the provision of a safe and efficient ward based pharmacy service
• Provide proficient medicines stock maintenance and distribution to wards and satellite pharmacies
• Deliver a high quality discharge dispensing service to a multitude of areas throughout the Trust.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is a leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city region of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West, treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. Therefore, recruiting the best talent to fulfil this role is really important to us.

To help us do this, you must be an enthusiastic and astute individual to join our busy team. Self-motivated and flexible, you will have excellent organisational and communication skills. You’ll also have the ability to work effectively both independently and with the existing team, at ward level and within the pharmacy department.

You will have:
• GCSE Maths and English at Grade C and above, or equivalent
• The ability to develop good working relationships
• The ability to work at pace
• Good I.T/keyboard skills
• A flexible approach and commitment to accommodate the needs of the service
• Strong attention to detail

This post offers in-service development training at ward level, and also the opportunity to gain further qualifications. The post will be a shift working position including weekends and evenings, 37.5 hours per week covering 24 hour shifts.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jamie Richardson on 0161 701 4335 or Rachel Kelly/Natalie Marshall on 0161 701 4337.

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6198