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Pharmacy Assistant Technical Officer

Band 2

Main area
Band 2
Part time: 30 per week
Job ref
St. Anns Hospital
£14,121 to £15,216 p.a.
07/04/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Technical Officer to join the Pharmacy team at St Ann’s Hospital, Poole.

The department provides a wide variety of pharmaceutical services to inpatient and outpatient units, community teams and other sites around the Trust.

The successful applicant will play an important role in helping to provide and develop our services to wards and departments. Your main responsibilities will be to receive in medication deliveries, raise, pick and assemble stock orders, perform ward stock top ups, to be involved with stock and date checks, to dispense medicines for clozapine outpatients, inpatients and for discharge under appropriate supervision.

There are plans to develop this role in the future to include medicines management services at ward level e.g. assessment of patients' own medication and ordering individual patient supply.  This opportunity may be available to the right candidate after further training.

You should be enthusiastic, self motivated, a good communicator and enjoy working as part of a team. Previous experience of working in a hospital pharmacy department is desirable but not essential. You will have completed or be willing to complete the relevant units of the NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Service Skills unless you already hold an equivalent qualification grandparented by the RPSGB prior to 2005.

Employment in this post requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The post is part time, 30 hours per week but we may also consider candidates who wish to job share.


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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracy Sandford - Senior Technician or Naomi Sheppard - Pharmacy Technician on 01202 492042