Job reference: 182710
Salary: Band 2 (£23,362 - £25,368)
Job closing date: 16/04/2024
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37
Job posted date: 02/04/2024
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Pharmacy

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As part of improvement work to reduce waste and improve sustainability, we are looking for an enthusiastic and detail oriented Pharmacy Support Worker to join our Pharmacy Stores team, working to process returned medicines.

This role will involve assessing and processing medicines which have been returned from wards, collecting data on medicines returned, developing organisational systems for our returns room and assisting senior staff in implementing strategies to reduce waste.

You will need to be organised, self-motivated and be confident in using computer systems especially Excel.

Previous Pharmacy experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

If you are interested in developing processes, collecting data and helping to drive improvement and waste reduction then this is the post for you.

We are a friendly, forward thinking team and would love to have you on board – and we have cake club on a Friday!

The post holder(s) may be required to participate in weekend and public holiday rotas. 

To learn more about the returned medicines improvement work and for informal enquiries please contact Rebecca McMahon, Lead Technician; Stores and Distribution at or Derek Brown, Pharmacy Support Worker Team Leader at

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

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 Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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