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Full Time
£18,813 - £20,795 / year
NHS Band 4

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Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 1.4 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

On the 1st October 2019 the Mental Health and Learning disability services in North Cumbria, currently managed by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be transferring to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Vacancies that will fall part of this transfer will be advertised here.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, We have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users , staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites

Would you like a change of direction? If so, this could be the right opportunity for you. From October 1st 2019, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS FT will be providing mental health services to North and West Cumbria. With new investment, we are expanding our pharmacy team in North and West Cumbria. We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and patient-focussed dispensing assistant with good communication and team working skills.

Our dispensing assistants provide support to ward based clinical pharmacy teams which includes dispensing medicines for leave and discharge on inpatient wards, stock management, audit and governance.

We provide a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service to all our mental health, learning disability and neurological rehabilitation inpatient teams. We also provide services to community mental health teams, crisis teams, and other specialist services throughout the region.

This post is based at Carleton Clinic in Carlisle. We offer flexible working opportunities and would consider part time applicants for this position.

To be eligible to join us in this exciting role you will already hold, be working towards or be willing to study for an NVQ2 Certificate in Pharmacy Services or equivalent, with appropriate GCSE qualifications in Maths and English.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Janet Green, Technical Services Manager on telephone number [Click here to apply] or email: ( Email address removed )

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you start in post prior to the 1st October 2019 the cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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