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NHS AfC: Band 3
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Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley District Hospital
Preston and Chorley
25/11/2018 23:59
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Dispenser/Pharmacy Assistant – Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy 

Working with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Full and Part Time opportunities – Preston and Chorley


Highly competitive salaries depending on experience

This unique role offers the chance to be part of a growing team within a new organisation Lancashire Hospitals Services (Pharmacy) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  This is an exciting new innovative outpatient dispensing service, focusing on the provision of efficient and effective pharmacy services to our patients in Preston, Rosemere Centre and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital. 

Joining our Outpatient Dispensing team will enable you to develop your clinical knowledge in a fast paced environment, whilst providing a customer focused and critical service to patients. This role is perfect for an ambitious Dispenser/Pharmacy Assistant who is looking for a role with a difference, where you can develop your knowledge and skills in a fast paced hospital environment.  You will be responsible and reliable for supporting the efficient delivery of the Outpatient Dispensing service, working as a member of the pharmacy team providing a safe and accurate pharmacy service to achieve excellence and provide exceptional customer care and patient experience.

You must be able to work under pressure, undertaking activities such as receiving prescriptions, taking payments and validating exemptions,  following standard operating procedures and accurately dispensing prescriptions whilst minimising patient waiting times. Working as a member of the team maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues, health care professionals and patients is essential.    You will have a flexible approach to work as you may be required to work at any of our three Lancashire Hospital Services (Pharmacy) Ltd branches.


The successful candidate must possess minimum GCSE grade 4/5, C in English and Mathematics together with Pharmacy Service Skills NVQ level 2 (RQF) qualification or   a GPhC accredited UK Level 2 knowledge-based and Level 2 competency-based dispensing/pharmacy assistant qualification, and ideally have experience of dispensing UK hospital outpatient prescriptions. 


As a Dispenser/Pharmacy assistant joining this new venture you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career by really making a difference. You'll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition we offer you:

  • Excellent starting salary
  • Generous holidays including bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme based on individual and company performance

Please note that Lancashire Hospitals Services (Pharmacy) Ltd is an independent organisation supporting Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Therefore the post holder will not be eligible for NHS benefits.


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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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