Job overview

Hours per week: As and When 

Contract Type: Bank

We are looking for enthusiastic and clinically focussed professionals to join our Pharmacist Bank at Scarborough and York Hospitals. The banding of this job will be Band 6 – Band 7, depending on previous experience. Previous experience in ward based environments is essential and training will be provided on site with CPD opportunities available. 

Main duties of the job

Are you able to work independently as part of the wider team, with flexibility and a ‘can-do’ attitude? For us, this is the most important part of the role

In return, we can offer flexibility in the days you work. So, if you are looking for a regular day, weekend or holiday cover, please contact us for more information.

Working for our organisation

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated in a fantastic part of the country that is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York – consistently voted one of the best places to live in the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of acute hospital and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles.

Our annual turnover is approaching £0.5bn. We manage eight hospital sites and have a workforce of around 10,000 staff working across our hospitals and in the community.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description .

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind ; we are open ; and we pursue excellence .

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks – including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks – to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: .

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against Covid -19. This remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

DBS Checks

Under our criminal records check policy, we will re-claim the cost of DBS checks (where required for a role) on the commencement of your employment. Further details will be set out with your offer of employment. Volunteers and Bank roles are exempted from charges.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) offers a confidential checking service for transgender applicants in accordance with the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This is known as the sensitive applications route, and is available for all levels of DBS check – basic, standard and enhanced.

The sensitive applications route gives transgender applicants the choice not to have any gender or name information disclosed on their DBS certificate that could reveal their previous identity. To contact the sensitive applications team, please telephone 0300 106 1452 or email . 

Person specification

Education, Qualifications and

Essential criteria

  • Pre-registration training.
  • GPhC registration
  • Desirable criteria

  • Practical hospital pharmacy experience (> 1month)
  • Experience & Knowledge Require

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding of practical issues around medicines risk.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of patients with respect to the use of medicines.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and/or understanding of medicines management.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Can describe specific actions to minimise risk.
  • Skills & Attributes

    Essential criteria

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, persuasiveness.
  • Ability to use information technology in support of the role.
  • Team working and working independently. Good time keeping.
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan, organise and prioritise own workload and to work to deadlines.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse and interpret prescriptions and to check items dispensed by others.
  • Able to communicate effectively with staff and patients.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Computer competence, including;word, powerpoint, internet
  • Aptitude & Personal Qualities

    Essential criteria

  • Committed to personal development.
  • Patient focus.
  • Flexible.
  • Values, Drivers & Motivators

    Essential criteria

  • Caring about what we do
  • Respecting and valuing each other
  • Listening in order to improve (always seeking to improve)
  • Always doing what we can to be helpful
  • Ensuring the patient receives the right medicine at the right time.
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    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.

    Documents to download

    Further details / informal visits contact

    NameSarah WebsterJob titlePrincipal PharmacistEmail addressTelephone number01904 721837

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