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Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant

Equivalent to Band 3

Main area
Equivalent to Band 3
40 hours per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
£22,145 pa inc.
27/05/2019 23:59

Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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We’re Hiring – Pharmacy Dispensing Assistant

Full Time Position Available (40 hours per week)

£22,145 PER ANNUM

About Us – Bold Environment and Community Spirited

Whittington Pharmacy is a vibrant state of the art workspace based in an enviable location within The Whittington Hospital, North London. Our aim is to provide the very best, efficient, safe and friendly service, tailored to the needs of our customers.

We are a Community Interest Company, wholly owned by Whittington Health NHS Trust, which means that our business is designed to make a real difference to our local community. Any profits we do make are reinvested into services for  Whittington Health, to help local people live longer and healthier lives by providing safe, personal, coordinated care for the community we serve.

What we do – Experts in Medicines Supply and Advice

The pharmacy will dispense all outpatient prescriptions for the Trust and offer a wide range of over the counter and pharmacy only medicines for sale, along with expert professional health and wellbeing advice.  We will also offer a range of innovative pharmacy services which the successful applicant would be expected to help deliver and promote.

Your role – Work with real purpose

We have a vacancy for this exciting new venture, and are looking to recruit a Pharmacy Dispensing  Assistant. Whether dispensing medication, providing pharmacy services, recommending products and making sales, you will be providing personalised solutions to help people lead healthier lives – this is work with real purpose. You would be expected to help develop and drive forward services to meet the needs of our patients, staff and the local community.

Who are we looking for – Passionate people and a small high performing team

You will ideally have experience of working in a busy community or hospital pharmacy and be able to demonstrate exceptional communication and caring skills, along with confidence and the ability to question.  You will already hold the Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) and hold, or be working towards the NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy services or equivalent.

You will be highly motivated, passionate and able to work as part of our small high-performing team. 

Join Us – Benefits and rewards to recognise you and your potential

Competitive salary, pension, generous holiday and a performance-related bonus scheme will be offered, in addition to professional support and development. When we welcome you on board to our team we do so with the intention of helping you grow and develop your skills.


Position available soon. Closing date for applications: Sunday May the 26th 2019

Please note that this post does not fall under NHS Agenda for Change as Whittington Pharmacy is a Community Interest Company

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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

For further information or an informal chat about the opportunities with Whittington Pharmacy, please contact Chirag Patel, Superintendent Pharmacist, Whittington Pharmacy CIC by email