Dispensing Assistant

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

We are looking to recruit a Dispensing Assistant into our Trust Wide Pharmacy Team.

Candidates must have experience of dispensing prescriptions in a hospital or community pharmacy and be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the duties carried out within the role to a minimum of NVQ level II in Pharmacy Services or equivalent.

This position would suit a Dispensing Assistant seeking new challenges in an innovative environment and those who are keen to develop their knowledge and skills in the dispensary setting of a large acute trust.

As a Dispensing Assistant you will be working in the dispensaries at the RVI and Freeman both of which have the advantage of automated robotic dispensing to facilitate the dispensing of a wide range of prescriptions to various specialities across the Trust.

As key members of the Pharmacy Team you will work alongside Pharmacist’s, Technician’s, Assistants and Student’s supporting the rapid discharge of our patients 7 days a week.

There may also be the requirement for you to prepare and dispense medicines for discharge at ward level.

In our new recruit we are looking for an individual who is committed to delivering a high quality service to our patients whose personal attributes include:-, the ability to work accurately in a very busy environment, good communication skills, a professional manner, a flexible team approach and the ability to adapt to and engage in change.

If you thrive in a busy environment and are seeking new development opportunities this could be the role for you.

The successful candidate will be expected to work weekends, weekday late duties and bank holidays on a rotational basis to support 7 day working.

To discuss this post further or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Adam Clough, Deputy Dispensary Manager RVI on or Stephen Ashton, Pharmacy Operational Lead on

Reference: 40887857

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