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

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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  • £26,696 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday
  • Holidays



Full job description

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
Permanent: 7 day working and late duty rota including bank holidays – Cross site working
Full time – 37.5 hours per week (Weekend, bank holiday and late duty rotas.)
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St Helier Hospital
£26,696 Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (Outer London)
Salary period
21/05/2024 23:59

At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect. We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork. This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work. When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values


Job overview


Are you interested in starting your career in Hospital Pharmacy? If so, we have a new rotational band 2 assistant role within our stores and dispensary teams, to suit you. We are looking for motivated individuals to join our friendly stores and dispensary teams, to help us provide an efficient medicine supply service.

The Stores and Distribution team provides the medicine supply service for three dispensaries, all wards and departments at Epsom and St Helier hospitals and a wide variety of local community clinics.

Within the dispensary you will play a key role in preparing medicines for our patients. You will also carry out general housekeeping, filing and receptionist duties and undertake daily stock checks.

This is a developmental role, no previous hospital or pharmacy experience is required just a willingness to take on a dynamic and rewarding role supplying medicines. You will be supported to work towards rotational objectives and undertake an NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Services. After successful completion of band 2 objectives you will then be supported to complete ‘band 2 to 3 progression objectives’.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills, basic IT skills and have a good attention to detail. Evidence of previous basic experience of stock control & maintenance, such as stock rotation, ordering and/or receiving stock should be included in your application.


Main duties of the job


To assist in the efficient economical running of the pharmacy service by dispensing prescriptions in accordance with departmental policies and by maintaining accurate stock levels of pharmaceutical products in wards and departments, including Pharmacy.

The post includes general duties within the Pharmacy distribution service including receiving goods, carrying out ward top ups, and issuing stock to wards, carried out under the supervision of the Pharmacy Distribution Services Manager.


Working for our organisation


Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements.

Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 5.30pm. You will also participate in the late duty, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday rotas.

This job consists of cross site working

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • willing to work towards NVQ Level 2


Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of stock rotation & expiry dates
  • Experience working in a hospital or community pharmacy
  • Experience of dispensing medication


Essential criteria
  • Good time management skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats with staff and patients
  • Be able to make judgements involving straightforward facts or situations, some requiring analysis
  • Keyboard skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Be able to work closely with the specialist in the ward/department under the pharmacy lead
  • Able to work indispensably and manage their own workload
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of CMM Pharmacy Computer System


Your application: Please ensure that you have read the job description and person specification and that your supporting statement reflects these, as your application will be assessed and scored against these criteria.

References: You will be required to provide 3 years of employment/educational history. We do notaccept references from personal email addresses such as Hotmail, Gmail etc. therefore please ensure you are providing professional working email addresses within your application form. If you are unable to provide professional email addresses and are invited to an interview, please ensure you advise the interviewers of this – otherwise, this may delay your pre-employment checks.

Closing date: In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust, we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

Shortlisting: You will only be contacted via e-mail/SMS by the SWL Recruitment Hub if you are successfully shortlisted for this post. Please ensure that you check your Trac registered e-mail regularly.

DBS: We are committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.





To apply for this job please visit jobs.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk.

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