Trainee Pharmacy Support Workerpharmacy Support Worker

Type: Trainee
Region: Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotlandwelcomes applications from all sections of society.

Are you interested in working in a hospital and clean room environment?

Your role as part of our aseptic pharmacy team will be to assist in providing a high quality, patient focussed pharmaceutical service, through the accurate and safe receipt, storage, dispensing, distribution and delivery of aseptically prepared medicines within NHS Tayside.

The Aseptic Dispensing Unit prepares ready to administer, patient specific injectable doses of chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition within dedicated clean room facilities.

The successful candidate will be employed as a band 2 trainee aseptic pharmacy support worker and work through the required training to achieve the essential criteria contained within the band 3 aseptic pharmacy support worker person specification. When the candidate meets all the essential criteria for the band 3 person specification they will be placed on the band 3 scale.

You will be required to achieve the mandatory Induction standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland and to comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment.

Informal enquiries to: Kerry Tasker, Specialist Technician, Aseptic Dispensing Services on Tel: 01382 632489 or email:

Hours of work are: 37 hours per week

Please note: This post does not meet Home Office Guidelines for Sponsorship/Skilled Worker Visa.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay. This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff. This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours. However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.


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