Strike action on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February

Strike action on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February
With the impact of the upcoming strike action on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February at Kettering General Hospital, we have stepped down some planned services and those patients affected will be contacted directly by our hospital. If you have not been contacted, please attend your appointment as planned. Our hospital remains open. As always, if you need urgent medical care or advice, please visit 111.nhs.uk to ensure you are using the right service for your symptoms. Corby Urgent Care Centre are open and provide treatment for minor injuries and minor illness for the local community. Thank you for your ongoing support ❤️
 
 

Pharmacy

In our modern, automated department we have a number of different staff working within the team, such as:

  • Pharmacists – Registered healthcare professionals with the Royal Pharmaceutical Council. Our Pharmacists can be in rotational, specialist or managerial posts. Did you know that Pharmacists can prescribe medication? Our aim is to train all of our senior Pharmacists to become prescribers.
  • Pharmacy Technicians – Registered healthcare professionals with the Royal Pharmaceutical Council. The majority of our technicians are in clinical, medicines management positions who provide support to patients, nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals around medication.
  • Pharmacy Support Workers and Assistants
  • Admin team

We have a team of over 100 staff, who all have varied roles. If you are interested in working in our department, we would recommend that you contact the recruiting manager linked to a specific job vacancy to provide a tour of the department and find out more before you apply. We offer ‘Educational Placements’ for individuals wanting to find out more about what the role of pharmacists and technicians involves.

Meet ‘Bob – the Pharmacy Robot’! The department is lucky to have two new robots installed to facilitate our dispensing processes.

Preparing Chemotherapy Our aseptics department produce and supply chemotherapy to our patients. The picture below shows a member of staff making an infusion of chemotherapy in one of the isolators.
 
We have clearly defined career progression opportunities for those wishing to excel in the field of pharmacy. See our career development pathway for pharmacists and technicians. See our career development pathway for Pharmacists and Technicians.
 
For further information please use see our current opportunities.

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Staff image Did you know?

Kettering General Hospital Pharmacy employs 107 members of staff (September 2020)