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Pharmacy Assistant

Job Reference: 367-CORP-3035-C

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Kingfisher Court, Radlett

£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call Apply Now >>).

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well-established and experienced Pharmacy team at HPFT. We are a small, closely knit team based in Radlett (near Watford) working in a newly designed award-winning building (with free parking).

The candidate will be expected to:
* Support the dispensary in the ordering, receipt and dispensing of medicines to all
wards and departments throughout the Trust and external units.
* Top up medicines stock on wards
* Support purchasing of medicines
* Process returned medication
* Maintain the emergency medicines cupboard

This post would appeal to an existing Pharmacy Assistant currently working in a hospital or
community pharmacy who is looking to work in a small friendly department that is flexible
and supportive. The pharmacy department encourages the development of its staff and the
postholder will be supported should they wish to undertake training to become a pharmacy

For further details / informal visits contact:

Natalie Sherman, Lead Pharmacist - Operations on Apply Now >> or Apply Now >>, or Andrew Smith, Chief Technician on Apply Now >> or Apply Now >>

About us

Work for an NHS trust that's been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of
engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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