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Clinical Support Services (Pharmacy)
Band 2
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Full time, 37.5 hours per week)
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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£22,383 per annum
Salary period
06/06/2023 23:59

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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Pharmacy Assistant Technical Officer

Band 2

Job overview

East Kent University NHS Foundation Trust EKUFT has an exciting and challenging new role within the pharmacy department and requires an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our dynamic and lively department. The post holder will be based at William Harvey Hospital  and will supply medications to service users across the Trust.

Dispensing duties will include dispensing in-patient and outpatient prescriptions and assisting in the sale of pharmacy medicines.  

No previous experience in Pharmacy is required as full in house training will be given.

We are looking for applicants who are eager to learn, able to organize and prioritize their own work to meet deadlines, and able to work using their own initiative. Whilst applicants should ideally have an NVQ level 2 in pharmacy services, those without will be expected to enrol and will be supported to work towards this qualification.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

Provide rotational pharmacy assistant support to all pharmacy areas across all sites within EKHUFT. To rotate into all pharmacy areas across all sites as  required by the needs of the service. Pharmacy assistants will only rotate into areas where competent or inducted with a training competency package for that area.

To provide an effective and friendly service to all customers

To work within the bounds of the Job Description and Standard Operating  Procedures 

Working for our organisation

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people. 
Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: ‘People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference’. 

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called ‘We care’. It’s about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We’re looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.”

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Work effectively under pressure
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Team Player
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ level 2- Dispensing


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within a Customer service setting
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within a Pharmacy setting

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Lorraine Morley
Job title
Operations Team Leader - Dispensary Services
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