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Pharmacy Porter

Band 2

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Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Preston Hospital
£17,460 - £18,702 pa
22/08/2018 23:59

The Pharmacy Department at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to be able to offer a vacancy for a Band 2 Pharmacy Porter.

We are one of the largest trusts in the Country, providing district general hospital services to people in Preston and Chorley and specialist care (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Plastics, Oncology and Renal Medicine) to 1.5m people across Lancashire and South Cumbria in addition we are proud to be the regional Major Trauma Centre providing life and limb saving treatment for patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always provide excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics, run fitness classes and organise mindfulness sessions. As an employer we have earned a reputation for focusing on the development of our staff and for being an organisation people are proud to work for.

The Pharmacy department at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (LTHTR) is an innovative and exciting place to work and we are working to further enhance the high quality services provided and the roles of the pharmacy team. There are also regular opportunities for individuals to develop and progress.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, highly motivated, and hardworking and demonstrate a desire to contribute towards developing our services. Previous pharmacy or stores experience would be an advantage, however full training and support will be provided. Successful applicants will have also the opportunity to train towards an NVQ2 in Pharmaceutical Services.

Duties to include:-

  • Goods receipt
  • Order assembly
  • Ward top-Up
  • Delivery and dispatch
  • Loading and unloading of delivery vehicles
  • Stock control and use of the Pharmacy IT System.

Please note some of the rosters require significant amounts of walking and regular manual handling of goods.

You may be required to work at both sites within the Trust. The core hours of duty are between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday (1 in 5 rota) and 9:00 to 2:30pm Bank Holidays (1 per year on rotation).

Depending on bed capacity within the hospital, there are occasions where the volume of work requires flexibility from the team on duty to stay late to ensure that patient care is not compromised. In these instances, staff are reimbursed with either additional pay or lieu time. The department is currently working towards the provision of 7 day services, which will result in a change to working patterns/shift times in the future.

Interview Date - 31st August 2018

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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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Adam Scott/Wendy Corbett
01772 523024/523610

If you have problems applying, contact

01257 245475