Dedicated Pharmacy Assistant Required at NHS Jobs-Apply Now

Website NHS Jobs

Job Post: Pharmacy Assistant

Job Details

Posting Date: 29 January 2024

Salary: £22,816.00 to £24,336.00 per year

Hours: Full time

Closing Date: 07 February 2024

Location: Portland, DT5 1DL

Company: NHS Jobs

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: C9277-24-0170


We are seeking a dedicated Pharmacy Assistant to join our team at NHS Jobs in Portland, DT5 1DL. The role involves day-to-day ordering, receiving, and unpacking of pharmaceutical products, adhering to GDP and departmental SOPs. Responsibilities include acting as a second checker for Controlled Drugs, conducting stock checks, managing Medicines Optimisation in treatment areas, and ensuring compliance with current legislation and financial procedures.

Key Responsibilities

Order, receive, and unpack pharmaceutical products according to GDP and SOPs.

Act as a second checker for administration of Controlled Drugs.

Conduct regular stock checks and monitor expiry dates, fridge, and ambient temperatures.

Manage Medicines Optimisation work in treatment areas, ensuring timely tasks and orders.

Communicate with the Pharmacy/Healthcare department for orders and query resolutions.

Undertake administration of weekly and monthly In Possession medication to patients.

Ensure compliance with current legislation, GDP, and Trust financial procedures.

Handle telephone queries and act as the first point of contact for staff visiting the department.

Undertake a prison security check (level 2) as part of pre-employment checks.


National Security Vetting willingness for working in a Prison Setting.

Proof of right to work, photographic ID, and proof of address documentation.

Non-UK passport holders need correct documentation (right to work in the UK) and a Home office Share code.

Address history: 5 years required; Police Certificate for non-UK passport holders with less than 5 years UK address history.

UK Passport holders who lived abroad for more than six months in the last three years need a certificate of good conduct or an overseas police check.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit NHS Jobs.

Important: All applicants must be willing to undertake National Security Vetting for working in a Prison Setting.

Oxleas Prison Services Ltd and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust are equal opportunity employers.

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