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Our Values

  •  W e are KIND
  •  We are OPEN
  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE
  • We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

    People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

    Job overview

    We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual interested in developing skills within hospital Pharmacy services. You will gain experience in ward based working, the Pharmacy Dispensary and Pharmacy Stores whilst working towards a Level 2 QCF in Pharmacy Services. Upon completion of the qualification your pay band will increase to a band 3.

    Applications are welcome from applicants that already hold the Level 2 QCF qualification. If you already have the required qualifications and skills then you will start the role as a band 3.

    Previous Pharmacy experience would be an advantage, however full training will be provided to the successful candidate.

    You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be well organised, have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be able to adapt to changing demands and be committed to providing a high quality patient focused service.

    Main duties of the job

    The role of the successful candidate will include:

  • Dispensing inpatient and discharge prescriptions.
  • Maintaining, issuing and receiving pharmacy stock
  • Assessing patients own medication on admission.
  • Maintaining medication supplies for inpatients on allocated wards.
  • Ensuring efficient use of medicines by facilitating the safe transfer of supplied medication around the hospital.
  • Prioritising and facilitating discharges.
  • Rotate through our community response team to provide support
  • Working for our organisation

    York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

    Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

    We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

    It’s our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region and we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    For more information please see the job description attached

    Armed Forces Friendly Employer

    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

    Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

    The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Educated to GCSE Level or equivalent. Maths and English at C or above – or equivalent qualification/. You must have proof of qualifications.
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to work to protocols, procedures and SOPs and suggests changes.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Pharmacy experience.
  • Hospital pharmacy experience.
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to use a range of computer programmes relevant to the post
  • Aptitude

    Essential criteria

  • Appropriate attention to detail.
  • Effective use of initiative.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and alone.
  • Understands the needs of customers, including patients and staff.
  • Flexible to changing work routines and demands
  • Ability to plan & prioritise own workload in the face of changing demands.
  • Effective time management and ability to work within time constraints.
  • Ability to handle moderate loads
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours: – Kind – Open – Pursue Excellence
  • Applicant requirements

    Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship . It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found . Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download

    Further details / informal visits contact

    NameRebecca AllenbyJob titlePrincipal Pharmacy TechnicianEmail addressTelephone number01904 721334

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