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Rotational Pharmacy Assistant

Band 2

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Pharmacy Asssistant
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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Eastbourne DGH
£15,404 to £18,157 pa
27/10/2017 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


A vacancy has arisen for a Rotational Dispensary and Distribution Assistant (Band 2) in the Pharmacy Dept. at Eastbourne DGH, Eastbourne, which is part of the East Sussex Healthcare Trust.

Duties will include participation in the stock supply service to wards and departments within the Trust, (including sites within the East Sussex geography), assisting the storekeeper in the receipt and distribution of medicines, and supporting the work of the dispensary which involves the supply of medicines to patients and wards, working within a multi-disciplinary team, including: stock management, issuing of pharmaceutical products, and day-to-day maintenance of the robotic automatic dispensing system.

We are looking for an applicant with enthusiasm and innovative thinking.

Proven organisational and team skills are essential along with good verbal and written communication skills.

A good standard of health & fitness is necessary as this work can be strenuous.

Applicants should possess good basic education to minimum exam grade level, including Maths and English.

It is a requirement of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society that all non-professional staff undertake an NVQ level 2 in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The department is committed to providing the appropriate training and support for all staff however successful applicants are expected to achieve the standards required within 18months of appointment.

This is a full time post (37.5 hours a week). Hours include weekend work and bank holiday working on a rota basis. Cover for late night working will also be required on a weekly basis. Salary will start at the base of Band 2 unless previous NHS experience is agreed with Human Resources.

This post requires the post holder to work across all East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust sites; however a designated base site will be assigned.

Interview to be held 10 November 2017

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Applicant requirements

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

For further details / informal visits please contact:
Alan Hopkins
01323 414985

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 4142