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Senior Pharmacy Assistant - Admissions

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
Full and part time hours available
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£18,813 - £20,798 per annum, pro rata
27/05/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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The pharmacy department at the NNUH is one of the busiest in the country.  We supply medicines to patients currently staying in hospital, attending for treatments and when they are discharged.

Pharmacy assistants are vital members of the pharmacy team who work closely with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  This post is to support our dedicated pharmacy admissions team working in the emergency admissions areas of the hospital, where we have a satellite pharmacy.  You will help to maintain stock, move patients’ own medication to wards and get medicines ready for patients who are being discharged. The post holder will be involved in supporting emergency areas in good medicines management practices in conjunction with the pharmacy and nursing teams in these areas.  You will also spend some time within the main hospital dispensary where you will dispense inpatient and TTO prescriptions alongside Fred the pharmacy robot.

If you have already gained your NVQ2 in Pharmacy Services and would like to provide a great service to the patients of the NNUH then we’d love to receive your application.  If you’ve had some experience working in hospital pharmacy, or in other areas such as a community pharmacy or a dispensing doctor’s practice then this would be a great opportunity to advance your career.  Full training will be given in all areas to ensure you can provide the best service possible.

Applicants will be self-motivated and able to work under pressure.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and be willing to learn.  You will be expected to use a number of computer-based systems and therefore have appropriate computer skills.  It is also important that you have a flexible approach so that you can work in the different areas of the department when required.

The post is full-time for 37.5 hours per week to be worked over 5 days Monday to Friday.  Part time hours or a job share would be considered. There will be a requirement for the post holder to participate in the current pharmacy admissions team weekend rota (maximum 1 in 4 weekends).

Interview date: 5th June 2019

Open for applications: 16th May 2019

Close for applications: 27th May 2019

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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

Emma Gray, Highly Specialist Pharmacist - Admissions: 01603 286525 extn 6460