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Pharmacy Assistant


Pharmacy Assistant




£14,811 - progressing to £15,921

Closing Date



The Healthcare provision within the Scottish Prison Service is based around a model of care specifically aimed at delivering Primary Care, Mental Health and Addiction services.

The role of the Pharmacy Assistant is to support professional healthcare staff within the healthcare centre establishment in line with the standards and policies of healthcare provision in the SPS

The role involves, under the direction of qualified staff, providing systems to ensure the safe and suitable distribution and management of medication for patient care. The key function of the role is to copy, order and process prescriptions and medication packets including checking off the accuracy of the order sheets against prescriptions.


2 Standard Grades (including English & Math/Arithmetic) or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience in Pharmacy setting

Job Description:

Job Description

Person Specification:

Person Specification

Pay & Benefits:

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Application Form:

Application Form

Return Details:

must be returned on an SPS application form. For an SPS application pack please contact the Human Resource Department on 0131 444 3010 or visit the SPS website on sps.gov.uk recruitment.

Scottish Ministers took a decision in the summer of 2008 to transfer responsibilities for prison Healthcare to the NHS. Currently, each Prison Governor is responsible for the health service in their prison. In future, the local NHS Board will have this responsibility. The process of transition is anticipated to take place Autumn 2011. There will be transfer of employment of prison Healthcare staff to the NHS when responsibility for the service moves there. This post would be within that change of arrangement. The recognised trade unions are fully involved in the process.

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