My name’s Jamie Anderson and I’m a senior pharmacy support worker within the clinical trials team, and I work for the NHS.
I was attracted to working for the NHS, because it’s one of the biggest organisations in Scotland it would offer good scope for career progression.
When I started my career in a high street pharmacy, my ambition was always to work with the NHS. I made enquiries and was given a tour around the department to make sure it was where I wanted to be.
And, as chance would have it, there was a vacancy, which I applied for and I was successful.
My day-to-day role can vary on a daily basis. But primarily, I’m responsible for helping in the administration and maintenance of the clinical trials studies.
I work within a small team and the we work with groups outwith our department as well.
The skills most important for me to do my job well are good communication, because I work with different departments as well as my small team.
I need a good attention to detail, because it’s important that details on the studies are accurate, and I also need good self-management, because a lot of the time I’m working on my own and I need to manage my time well.
I enjoy my job and we have a very good team within pharmacy. It’s important for me to come to work, so I don’t let them down and also so I don’t let the patients down.
The NHS is a great place to work and if you want to pursue a career with the NHS, I would recommend using the information that’s available to you.
If you go through the application and the job description, all the information you need to give a good application will be there.
I’d also recommend getting in touch with the point of contact on the application, to get all the information you need.