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Pharmacy Technician - Preparative Services 12 month secondment

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Secondment: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Russell's Hall Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 Per annum
Salary period
30/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for a highly motivated, pro-active and enthusiastic Pharmacy Technician with recent hospital experience in Preparative Services to work in our busy and friendly Pharmacy Department. You will work as part of a dedicated team involved in the preparation and dispensing of aseptic products that include anticancer therapy and total parenteral nutrition. This job role will also support the provision of Medicines Management Service to Oncology Day Case unit and Georgina Ward. The successful candidate must be registered with The General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician and have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as developed interpersonal skills. If you are interested in the above post and have the drive to meet the challenge, then you are encouraged to contact Faye Millward, Senior Technician – Aseptic Services on Tel. 01384 244031 or email: f.millward@nhs.net Hours of work will be on a rotational basis; based on 7.5hrs daily between the hours of 8.10am and 5.20pm weekdays with a requirement to participate in the rota for the late night, weekend and Bank Holiday service provision.

Main duties of the job

· Support the supervision and training of other pharmacy staff daily, ensuring the highest standards of service delivery and observing good manufacturing practice. · Aseptic manufacture and preparation processes in sterile conditions using specialist equipment. · Prepare documentation for aseptic processing · Be able to deal with queries and complex issues from other hospital staff and patients in regard to management of the appointment schedules and prescribing of treatment. · They should be an Accredited Checking Technician and/or have a Pre and In-process checking qualification for aseptic services or be prepared to undertake in –house volume checking competencies. · Perform stock management · Contribute to quality management systems. · Support the provision of Medicines Management Service to Oncology Day Case unit and Georgina Ward. Please see full job description for the full list of duties and responsibilities.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake. 

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy Services
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council

Knowledge and Training

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
  • Validated operator in Aseptic Services
Desirable criteria
  • Experience providing Medicines Management Service
  • Accredited Checking Technician
  • Pre and In-Process Checking (PIP-C) qualification


Essential criteria
  • Recent qualification experience in hospital pharmacy, evidenced by a competency-based assessment.
  • IT literate including word processing, power point, email, Microsoft teams and use of the internet.

Communication & Relationship Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Adele Forrest
Job title
Principal Pharmacy Technician - Aseptic Services
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Additional information

For further information please contact Adele Forrest, email: adele.forrest@nhs.net, or call 01384 244031