Band 2 - Pharmacy Support Worker

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to €8.66 per hour
Published 25 days ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Marianne McGuigan
Job reference BND2020_1580745962

Job description

Band 2 Pharmacy Support Worker required on a temporary basis based in Belfast City Hospital - Pharmacy Dept.

Role: Band 2 Pharmacy Support Worker

Rate of Pay: £8.66 per hour

Location: Belfast City Hospital

Hours: 37.5hrs (mon - fri)

Duration: 2 Months

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collection and delivery of pharmaceuticals and post.

  • Receiving, emptying and sorting of the contents of incoming ward/department pharmacy boxes.

  • Packing of ward/department pharmacy boxes with completed orders and storing safely for delivery.

  • Collection and disposal of debris and rubbish and pharmaceutical waste and maintain working areas free of waste materials

  • Delivery of medical gas cylinders to wards and departments and returning empty cylinders to the cylinder store.

  • Delivery of pharmaceuticals including prescriptions and all completed work from the dispensary section.

  • Maintaining appropriate stock levels in a neat, clean and orderly manner in accordance with the principles of good stock management.

  • Participating in the delivery of ward top-ups and intravenous fluids.

  • Assist in the receipt of pharmacy deliveries and the safe and secure storage of pharmaceuticals.

  • Assist other members of the pharmacy team in ensuring the storage environment is correct for the products.

  • Assist other members of the pharmacy team in ensuring stock is kept within expiry dates, consistent with pharmacy procedures.

  • Computer input and maintenance of records.

  • Participating in staff training.

  • Assisting in the maintenance of equipment and preparation of pharmaceuticals and their inspection.

  • Processing returns from wards and departments daily.

  • Participating in weekend and statutory holiday rota.

Essential Criteria:

  • Three GCSE's at grade A - C to include English Language


  • 2 years experience in a warehouse / store environment demonstrating ability in storage and movement of stock
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Computer experience.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical services

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Marrianne or a member of the team will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted. Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Grafton Recruitment regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level. A person's criminal record will not in itself debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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