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£17,460 - £18,702 / year

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Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Broomfield Hospital
£17,460 - £18,702 pa
25/02/2019 23:59

Mid Essex Hospitals Trust is a District General Hospital in the East of England providing acute services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.

At our best we are a kind, professional, positive, team and these are reflected in the Trust's values and behaviours. The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard.

Employing over 4,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise, employee performance is something we pride ourselves on and we are always looking to welcome new individuals to our dynamic and caring staff community.

Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford, Essex just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street and 30 minutes to London Stansted Airport. Chelmsford offers vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions. Essex boasts unrivaled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coasltline.

Broomfield Hospital Pharmacy Department is currently looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active and motivated Assistant Technical Officer (ATO) to support pharmacists and technicians in providing pharmaceutical care to patients of the hospital. This important and interesting role will include various duties including reception, or shop duties, working in goods receiving, clerical duties, and the packing and supply of medicines to wards and departments.

This role will involve heavy lifting and therefore the post holder will need to be physically fit.

The post holder will undertake full training and work towards obtaining an NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is based in the heart of Essex and provides core district general hospital services to a catchment population of 360,000. We employ over 3,800 staff and provide services from six sites in and around Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree. We enjoy a strong clinical reputation and provide a wide range of services including A&E, emergency medicine and surgery, elective surgery in most specialties and maternity and paediatric services. We are the regional centre for head and neck and upper GI cancer. We are home to the internationally renowned St Andrews regional plastic surgery service covering a population of 3.2 million and a supra regional burns service serving a population of 9.8 million.

All correspondence including shortlisting notification and invitation to interview is to be completed online via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you provide email addresses of your current and previous employer referees.

MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.

All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required)

All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process.

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.

Job 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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