We are looking for a reliable and conscientious person, with an aptitude for thoroughness and accuracy, to fill the highly valued role of a Pharmacy Assistant. The successful candidate will be a member of a friendly and supportive pharmacy team and will be based at the pharmacy department in Crawley Hospital but there is some flexibility to be based elsewhere in East Sussex.
As we are a Community Trust, the ability to travel between our different sites is essential. The role will be based in Crawley for 3 days and 2 days will be spent travelling between the East Sussex units and this gives the role a nice variety. The units in East Sussex are located in Crowborough, Uckfield, Lewes, Haywards Heath and Hove. Travel, if using your own car, is paid for to and from the base location or there is access to a trust pool car in Brighton General Hospital.
Main duties include:
- General distribution activities including ward-based top up of medicines
- Support and administrative duties including helping to manage medicines stock
- Dispensing medicines for patients
- Assisting with purchasing of medicines and with the receipt of medicine deliveries.
The successful candidate will be a member of a friendly and supportive pharmacy team and will be based at the pharmacy department in Crawley Hospital but there is some flexibility to be based elsewhere in East Sussex. They must have 5 GCSEs (pass level C/4 or above or equivalent including Maths and English) and knowledge or experience to NVQ2 or equivalent level. The opportunity to gain a pharmacy qualification may be available to a suitable candidate. Previous pharmacy experience is desirable but not essential.
Good communication and organisational skills are important, along with the ability to work both on your own initiative as well as part of a team. Working in our team is a great opportunity to learn new skills and to gain well-rounded experience in Pharmacy.
Please see the Job Description and Person Specification as well.