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Pharmacy Technician - Dispensary
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
176-F-DC-2902242
Employer
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Peterborough City Hospital
Town
Peterborough
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
22/04/2021 23:59

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Pharmacy Technician - Dispensary

Band 4

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

 

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced, forward thinking Pharmacy Technician who is not afraid of change, who can “think outside the box” and who have the drive and ambition to “make a difference to patient care”, to join our Pharmacy Dispensaries Team based at Peterborough City Hospital, North West Anglia Hospitals Foundation Trust

Main duties of the job

 

You will be responsible for providing an accurate and efficient service in the pharmacy dispensaries supporting the dispensing of inpatients and outpatient prescriptions. You will be highly motivated and responsible individuals with a passion for customer service and team work.

 

In return we can offer support to develop your career, e.g. Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) qualification, within a friendly and supportive team of professionals.

 

You will need to be a Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC or completing your NVQ level 3 within the next 3 months.

Working for our organisation

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

With just over 6,000 staff and a 450-strong team of volunteers helping patients and visitors we are able to offer an exciting opportunities to new applicants.

As for living in the area, there is a wealth of choice with city living, small towns and villages all within reasonable commute to the hospitals. There are excellent schools and a wide variety of social and leisure activities to choose from.

So if you are looking to develop your career and want to do so in an environment which is challenging and growing we would encourage you to look further into a future with NWAngliaFT.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Participate in the supply of medicines in the form of in and out-patient dispensing, including accurate prescription receipt, labelling and assembly, and ensuring prompt completion and distribution, in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

Ensure medicines management and dispensing are undertaken in line with Departmental and Trust policies and current medicines legislation.

Participate in agreed ward supply services as appropriate to ensure adequate stock levels are provided on wards.

Participate in dispensing and supply associated with external contracts if appropriate, and to be aware of dispensing practices for each area.

 

Please see Job Description for further information 

Person specification

Edcuation and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services with recognised underpinning knowledge course, or equivalent, recognised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain for registration as a Pharmacy Technician or completing within 3 months
  • • Accredited checking technician or willing to undertake
  • • Commitment to continuing personal development

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of dispensing
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working in a hospital pharmacy

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current medicines legislation
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of Ascribe pharmacy system
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, etc.)

Key Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload effectively
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to deal with staff, patients and their relatives in a sympathetic manner and within competency
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Melanie Swain
Job title
Specialist Technician - Dispensaries
Email address
melanie.swain1@nhs.net
Telephone number
01733 676765

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Resourcing Department
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Hinchingbrooke Park
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE29 6NT
Telephone
01480 416741
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