UPS Pharmacy Dispensary Assistant - based Leighton Buzzard in United Kingdom

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Pharmacy Dispensary Assistant - based Leighton Buzzard-039849


Polar Speed, a UPS company, is a logistics company and innovative provider of temperature sensitive transportation and pharmaceutical supply chain solutions in the UK.



up to £17,600 per annum

Polar Speed has a reputation for quality, compliance, operational and customer facing technology and monitoring solutions in the growing temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical logistics market in the UK. The company specialises in active temperature-controlled deliveries to hospitals, pharmacies, wholesalers and medical care surgeries as well as to end patients which it serves through its homecare business. Its customers include some of the best known pharmaceutical brands in the world.

As a Dispensing Assistant working within the in-house pharmacy you’ll be labelling and dispensing Homecare prescriptions ready for a final accuracy check, maintaining accurate patient medication records and providing support to facilitate the smooth operation of the dispensary. Working 37.5 hours per week between the hours of 0800 and 1800, you must be flexible and prepared to work additional hours as and when required to meet our service requirements which may be of an urgent medical nature. We currently have 1 position - Monday to Friday. The successful candidate will ideally already hold a NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services Skills (Dispensing), although we may consider training.

We offer a wide range of benefits including 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) building to 33 days (including bank holidays) in the sixth full holiday year and a company pension scheme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Label and dispense prescriptions

  • Maintain accurate patient medication records

  • Accurate dispensing of homecare prescriptions in accordance with MEP (Medicines, Ethics and Practice guide)

  • Management of dispensary stationery and general dispensary standards

  • Compliance with stock management

  • Fridge temperature management

  • Activity to support the smooth running of the dispensary


  • Must demonstrate attention to details and accurately perform repetitive tasks

  • Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to prioritise workload

  • Demonstrate a clear patient focus

Specialist Knowledge:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services Skills (Dispensing)

  • Therapy Knowledge for specific homecare therapies

  • Responsible Pharmacist Regulations

For successful applicant, Polar Speed will process enhanced disclosure criminal record checks.

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Primary Location GB-Bedfordshire-Leighton Buzzard-Site 2, Unit 7, Chartmoor Road

Schedule Full-time


Category: Administrative

Requisition Number: 039849

Location: ,United Kingdom