• Full Time
  • London TW7
  • 26,696 £ / Year

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Pay

  • £26,696 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability

Location

London TW7

Full job description

Pharmacy Assistants may work in all sectors of the hospital pharmacy, invariably on rotation according to the needs of the pharmacy service. Duties include technical tasks according to relevant NVQ accreditation as well as housekeeping and other non-technical activities.

Pharmacy Assistants work under the direction of section/team leaders or pharmacists in accordance with all written procedures.

Pharmacy Assistants support other pharmacy staff in provision of pharmacy services and assist with limited training of relevant staff. Some sections of this job description may be more relevant than others for some individuals.

Pharmacy Assistants must complete an NVQ2 in pharmacy services (if not already held) within a specified timescale. This is a rotational role in stores and distribution and will include dispensary training to allow the successful candidate to complete logs and validations for weekend working.

Stores/Distribution

Print off or fill stock requisitions for other pharmacy locations or wards/clinical areas of the hospital/outside units.

Participate in the topping up of stock drugs to wards and other clinical areas against a predefined stock list.

Issue stock items to wards/clinical areas via the pharmacy computer system.

Perform repetitive lifting of pharmaceutical products and transport boxes according to Health & Safety principles.

Unpack, check, count, handle, book in and put away deliveries received into the pharmacy store in an accurate manner.

Match deliveries received against paperwork and query any discrepancies (with the supplier or pharmacy procurement staff where relevant).

Assist with stock control including expiry date checking, stock checks, stock rotation and returns accurately.

Empty returned ward boxes and return stock (via the pharmacy computer system) or dispose of unsuitable pharmaceuticals where relevant and according to procedure.

Ensure all pharmaceutical products are stored securely and meet safe custody requirements.

Assist in monitoring of all aspects of stores where necessary (including cold store temperatures).

File all records appropriately and according to procedures

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Stores/Distribution

Print off or fill stock requisitions for other pharmacy locations or wards/clinical areas of the hospital/outside units.

Participate in the topping up of stock drugs to wards and other clinical areas against a predefined stock list.

Issue stock items to wards/clinical areas via the pharmacy computer system.

Perform repetitive lifting of pharmaceutical products and transport boxes according to Health & Safety principles.

Unpack, check, count, handle, book in and put away deliveries received into the pharmacy store in an accurate manner.

Match deliveries received against paperwork and query any discrepancies (with the supplier or pharmacy procurement staff where relevant).

Assist with stock control including expiry date checking, stock checks, stock rotation and returns accurately.

Empty returned ward boxes and return stock (via the pharmacy computer system) or dispose of unsuitable pharmaceuticals where relevant and according to procedure.

Ensure all pharmaceutical products are stored securely and meet safe custody requirements.

Assist in monitoring of all aspects of stores where necessary (including cold store temperatures).

File all records appropriately and according to procedure.

Other Duties

Participation in weekend/Bank Holiday or other rotas in accordance with the needs of the service.

Participation in annual appraisal/PDP and performance review initiatives of the Trust.

Undertake all statutory and mandatory training and relevant updates in accordance with Trust requirements.

Satisfactory completion of all necessary validation and NVQ 2 requirements relevant to the post.

Participation in other training initiatives to meet individual and departmental requirements relevant to the post and the pharmacy service.

Complies with all other departmental and Trust policies.

Undertakes any other duties required by the section/team leaders, principal pharmacists or the Chief Pharmacist

This job description may be subject to change according to the varying needs of the service. Such changes will be made after discussion between the post holder and his/her manager.

All duties must be carried out under supervision or within Trust policy and procedure. You must never undertake any duties that are outside your area of skill or knowledge level. If you are unsure, you must seek clarification from a more senior member of staff.

Dispensary

Stock control management including putting stock away received from stores, rotating stock/checking expiries where relevant and performing stock control counts.

Ensure dispensary areas are kept clean and tidy and shelves/other relevant areas are cleaned according to schedule.

Filing prescriptions and other paperwork and ensuring dispensary areas are sufficiently stocked with all sundries (leaflets, cards, bottles, bags).

Undertake basic labelling and dispensing duties according to procedure and relevant NVQ accreditation.

Perform prompt and accurate reception duties according to procedure and good customer care in all dispensary areas for patients and all staff.

Sort, count, compile and, where relevant, dispose of unsuitable medication returns.

Receive open and empty ward bags and put contents into relevant areas. Place ward bags in appropriate shelf locations at relevant collection times. This includes bags for delivery to internal and external units.

Carry out daily monitoring of fridge and dispensary temperatures.

Maintain dispensed outpatient prescriptions awaiting collection and return medicines to stock where necessary.

Perform all necessary logging in of in/out patient and discharge prescriptions and record logging out times for relevant parts of the dispensing process.

Assist in ensuring dispensary workload is managed in order or according to priority.

Hand out and dispense prescriptions where necessary according to procedure.

Assist in collection and reconciliation of prescription charges.

Answer telephone promptly and courteously, referring relevant calls efficiently where necessary.

To apply for this job please visit www.chelwest.nhs.uk.