• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

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, wanting to develop their Pharmacy skills.

    You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be organised and have a keen attention to detail. You must also have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team and be able to adapt to changing demands in order to be committed to providing a high quality service.

    The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate good organisational ability, be able to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities. Attention to detail is essential.

    Main duties of the job

    The role of the successful candidate will include:

  • Dealing with queries and problem solving.
  • Follow procedures and guidelines.
  • Prioritising workload to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Maintaining dispensary competence.
  • Candidates must be educated in GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above or the equivalent qualifications and must meet the essential criteria.
  • Rotating between the dispensary and ward based team on a monthly basis.
  • During the dispensary rotation, you will dispense medicines for in-patients, out-patients and for patients due to be discharged.

    When working on the wards, you will order patient specific medication under the supervision of a pharmacist or technician and facilitate the discharge service.

    You will also complete ward stock top-ups and support other operational aspects of the service as requested by your line manager.

    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 we’ll hear from you soon!

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Working hours will be 9.00am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday, there is also an expectation for weekend and bank holiday work, this is organised on a rota basis.

    Candidates must meet the essential criteria of the person specification. 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 Employer 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

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    Essential criteria

  • Candidates must be educated in GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above, or the equivalent qualification You must have proof of qualifications.
  • Experience & Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Competency training and experience in a specialist area of pharmacy service such as aseptics, stock management, or dispensing. If not already acquired, this must be gained within one year of taking up post.
  • Ability to work to protocols, procedures and SOPs and suggest changes where necessary
  • Desirable criteria

  • Hospital pharmacy experience.
  • Skills & Attributes

    Essential criteria

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

    Essential criteria

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

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate our organisation values and behaviours: Kind, Open and Pursue Excellence
  • Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

    DBS Checks

    Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking.  If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £27.68 for a standard check and £44.68 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

    Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

    Agile and Flexible Working

    We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this, entitling all staff to request flexible working from day one – for all posts. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    All our employees have access to a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service. Our EAP is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

    A bit more about us and the surrounding area

    North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York as mentioned in , has been named the third most ‘cultured’ city in the UK.

    It’s a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

    It’s not just the area that’s a great draw – as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of .

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