Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Pharmacy Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum
27/05/2019 23:59

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.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Band 3 Senior Pharmacy Assistant, Churchill site full time 37.5hours


We are looking for a full time NVQ Level 2 qualified Senior Pharmacy Assistant to join our Pharmacy Team on the Churchill site.   Previous Pharmacy experience is essential and this post is ideal for someone looking to move from a community to hospital Pharmacy role or to further their career within a hospital setting.   Ideally you will have an NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy services, although this is not essential as you will be supported through the qualification process.


Key duties of this role include

·         Dispensing medicines according to procedure including clinical trial prescriptions

·         Using the Pharmacy computer system to produce dispensing labels

·         The preparation of emergency drug boxes

·         Maintaining accurate medication records

·         Assisting in efficient stock control management.


The Churchill Dispensary Team is supported by technology and the robot directly labels medicines before they are released.  You will need to be experienced in providing Dispensary Services, including dispensing of Controlled Drugs.


We are looking for candidates with a positive and responsible attitude to work who can demonstrate good communication skills and work well within a team.   Candidates will also be required to participate in weekend, bank holiday and late duty rotas.


In return we can offer a friendly and stimulating working environment, with support from our Education and Training team.

Closing date: 27th May 2019

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Rachel Davies (Pharmacy Operational Manager) on 01865 572157 or Claire Stokes (Senior Pharmacy Technician) on 01865 572157.