Pharmacy Support Worker-Aseptic Services

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 08 December 2021

Job summary

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual to join the Pharmacy Aseptics team at Harrogate hospital. Working alongside fellow Support Workers, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists you will play an integral part in the supply of high risk injectable medicines to the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre and to our Medical Day Unit. You will have the opportunity to contribute to achieving our Team Vision, 'Providing Quality Aseptic Services to Ensure Safe and Effective Patient Care' and to do this you will need to be a good team player and have a real desire to improve patient experience.

An NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services is desirable, though the successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain this qualification in the first few months in the role.

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain strict standards of cleanliness in cleanrooms by ensuring all cleaning procedures are performed on a daily basis
  • Submit orders and check and receive stock on delivery
  • Carry out stock checks to ensure all stock is accounted for and that stock is appropriately rotated to reduce the risk of waste
  • Participate in the weekend, late night and bank holiday rota on a rotational basis

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide outstanding care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.

  • An inclusive and supportive culture our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Pharmacy Aseptics team is a small, close knit team made up of highly motivated support workers, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists all of whom are committed to making a difference to the service that we provide. The team itself sit within the wider pharmacy department and the successful candidate will be working closely with many colleagues across the whole department.

We have a very strong working relationship with all of our nurses and clinicians and our pharmacy team is very well respected.

We place a high importance on career development and training opportunities and we are keen to meet candidates with a similar desire to progress.

Please see Job description and Person Specification attached.

Informal enquiries and visits will be most welcome and to arrange this please contact Georgia Ascough, Principal Pharmacy Technician, on 01423 553084 or Charlotte Barker, Specialist Pharmacy Technician-Aseptics, on 01423 553042.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • English and Maths GCSE's (or equivalent)
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly motivated
  • Willing to undertake further learning and development
  • Able to work under pressure


  • NVQ 2 in Pharmacy Services
  • Pharmacy experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Georgia Ascough


Date posted

17 November 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 2


£18,546 to £19,918 a year per annum, pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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