Bank Band 2 Distribution Repack Pharmacy Assistant - University College London Hospital

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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), situated in the West End of London, is one of the largest NHS foundation trusts in the United Kingdom and provides first class acute and specialist services to patients both locally and from throughout the UK and abroad.

The Acute Hospital Board incorporates the specialties of Critical Care and Theatres, Outpatient and Imaging, Pathology, Emergency Services, Medicine and Therapies, Surgery, lead by the Medical Director.


UCLH Pharmacy provides a comprehensive array of services with the overall aim of ensuring safe, effective and economical use of medicines throughout the Trust, and supporting education, training and research. Pharmacy is closely involved in all stages of medicines use, from negotiating contracts for the purchase of medicines through to assessing the outcomes of medicines in the clinical setting, and across all stages in-between.

The UCLH Pharmacy Department has close working relationships with the local hospital pharmacy departments at the Royal Free and The Whittington Hospitals. This relationship has resulted in centralisation of some key backroom operational services such as manufacturing, repacking and education & training, whilst focusing local clinical services directly towards improving patient care

Main Duties include but are not limited to 

  • To ensure that medicines are ordered and supplied in a correct, optimal and timely manner
  • To undertake duties as part of the pharmacy team
  • To support and complement the work of other members in the team in the interests of patients
  • To dispense medicines in an accurate and timely manner for inpatients and outpatients of the trust as directed by senior technicians using the pharmacy computer system and automated dispensing devices where in place.
  • To answer the telephones in a prompt and courteous manner
  • To cover the Outpatient reception receiving prescriptions, checking payment exemptions and taking payment where appropriate
  • To ensure all filing of prescriptions and other documentation is complete
  • To ensure all work is logged into the pharmacy logging system
  • To ensure all medicines delivered to wards are placed in sealed bags to ensure security in the transport of medicines within the hospital

Essential Requirements

  • Previous customer service experience or working with people
  • Pharmacy experience in hospital/retail environment is preferred but not essential
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy goods
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good IT skills including email, word processing and acute data entry

 If you have the skills for this role, please apply today

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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