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Job summary

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Band 2
Fixed term: 6 months
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Cornwall Hospital
£20,270 - £21,318 pa pro rata
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Pharmacy Assistant- Stores & Transport Services

Band 2



Job overview

We have a new exciting role for a Band 2 Transport Driver/Stores Assistant to work within our pharmacy team who would like to be part of the covid-19 response in Cornwall. The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust is the designated ‘lead provider’ for the covid-19 vaccination response in the county and is the designated Trust for the supply of new medicines for the treatment of covid-19. As such, the pharmacy department has a key role in ensuring the population of Cornwall has timely access to covid vaccines and covid treatments, both through its own covid services but also supporting other healthcare partners to deliver these services close to people’s homes across the county.

Main duties of the job

Supporting our covid response, you will assist in the delivery of medicines of both a hazardous and non-hazardous nature and a variety of pharmaceutical products, documents and other materials around the Royal Cornwall Hospital site and the wider county so a full, valid manual driving license is essential. This role will also involve supporting the Senior Stores Assistant in all aspects of stock control and distribution.

This is a part-time post of 37.5 hrs/week  and may include weekends and evenings.

Working for our organisation

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target.  All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Under the direction of the Senior Stores Assistant/Driver provide support for the delivery of medicines which will include hazardous products such as dry ice. These medicines must be transported safely, securely and in a timely fashion and where necessary in line with transport regulations.
Ensure delivered goods are stored in authorised locations and appropriately rotated
Ensure that the delivery vehicle is cleaned and that maintenance activities are carried out.
Meet tight deadlines associated with the delivery of medicines liaising with senior colleagues in prioritising and managing workflows.
The successful applicant will also be expected to become trained in stock control of general vaccine supplies and related consumables to ensure they are available as needed.
Participate in Trust Performance and Development Reviews.
Support weekend and Bank Holiday rotas as required.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team


Essential criteria
  • GCSE Grade C (level 4) (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • Holds a full, valid UK driving license and able to drive a manual vehicle


Essential criteria
  • Experience of driving and delivery duties
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a stores environment
  • Experience of working in a pharmacy or healthcare environment


Essential criteria
  • Ability to lift heavy objects safely- in line with Health & Safety guidance

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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 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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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Adam Edwards
Job title
Deputy Chief Technician
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