Senior pharmacy support worker

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

We are currently looking for registered pharmacy technicians to come and join our progressive team. Full time or part time and/ or job share roles will be considered.

Your role will predominantly be at ward level working closely with a range of professionals and our extensive pharmacist team. Your work will include:

  • Initiating the medicines reconciliation process.
  • Ensuring our patients have sufficient supplies of medicines for their hospital stay and beyond.
  • Counselling and educating patients on their medicines
  • Playing an important and proactive role in the discharge process to facilitate safe and effective discharge.
  • Extended hours and weekend working to support  patient care

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals on the south coast; a dynamic and forward thinking organisation, with clear vision.  We provide hospital services to 1.3 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist medical, cardiac, neurosciences and paediatric services to more than 3 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.

If you have the enthusiasm and are committed to team working with good communication skills, we can provide additional training and development to support you.  We have a strong focus on developing our technicians with in-house competencies, exposure to management for junior staff and leadership skills. The Medicines Management team consists of nearly 40 technicians of varying grades, and 4 support workers.

As a department we have an ethos for continuing professional development and training for all our staff. The post-holder will be required to undertake further study in:

  • Support with in-house competencies
  • Medicines Management (accredited)
  • Patient counselling
  • Individual personal development plans

We can provide the opportunity to experience other pharmacy department specialities i.e. aseptics, training, IT, dispensary or clinical trials. If you are keen to learn more about key procedures or specialities within the hospital then this can be arranged. For those looking for a managerial career, we are a large department with a track record in enhancing technician’s leadership qualities, and we have a number of technicians who manage their own services.

The department is moving towards 7 day working. All staff are required to contribute to extended hours, weekend and bank holidays as part of core hours. Weekend working will be 1 weekend in 6 and in addition no more than a 1 in 5 late night commitment unless specifically agreed on appointment.

Closing date for applications will be Wednesday 23 January.

Interviews for this post will take place on or around Wednesday 6 February.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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23 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £ 17,787 - £ 20,448 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Allied Health
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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