An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Pharmacy Support Worker to join our friendly Research Pharmacy Team at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT). The post holder will be a part of the Pharmacy Department and the Research and Innovation (R&I) team.
Our Pharmacy Department have a good integrated team of Clinical Pharmacists, Technicians and Support Workers and there is a supportive Pharmacy education and training opportunities.
R&I department is a proactive and forward looking department working in partnership with regional NHS Trusts and Universities and East Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRNEM), to support the delivery of clinical research within United Lincolnshire Hospitals.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational and time management skills with the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team. Have experience working as a pharmacy support worker in a hospital, community setting or aseptics. You will be expected to support:
- Management of clinical trials medications for commercial and academic clinical trials
- Aseptics services at aseptics unit, Boole Technology Centre, Lincoln.
The post will be based at Lincoln County Hospital but the successful candidate may need to travel to other sites within the Trust. The post is open for full time and part time applicants (Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be core days). You are not expected to work on weekends and bank holidays.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Pharmacy Support Worker to assist in the delivery of an efficient and effective clinical trials service. This will include the following:
- Managing clinical trials medications stocks
- Dispensing medications
- Reconciling patient returns
- Quarantine and disposal of trial medications
- Temperature monitoring and reporting excursions
- Setting up and maintenance of clinical trials folders
- Completing trials documentation
- Archiving folder
- Supporting monitoring visits and
- Training other staff members
The successful candidate will also assist in the delivery of an effective and safe pharmacy aseptic service. Some of the tasks include setting up trays, dispensing chemotherapy and aseptically preparing chemotherapy.
The appointed candidate will go through a structured training and induction programme over 4-6 weeks.
Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of £643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.
Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement – “Outstanding Care Personally Delivered” – stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.
We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.
Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’. Our rating for caring remained as ‘Good’.
This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.
Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!