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Rotational Pharmacy Technician

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Russells Hall Hospital
£23,949 - £26,282 Per Annum
Salary period
30/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

As an innovative Pharmacy Department continually expanding our services we are looking to expand our qualified pharmacy technician workforce further. Joining our team of 50+ Technicians, we need individuals who are eager to learn new roles and to support future developments. We utilise accredited checking technicians throughout our dispensaries and are keen to develop further technical involvement within Medicines Management. We have a proven track record of developing qualified pharmacy technicians including those who are new to the hospital environment, providing opportunities for you to develop in areas such as: Dispensing, Accredited Checking (ACPT), Medicines Management including Dispensing for Discharge; Aseptic services; and Community services, all within structured development programs. 

Main duties of the job

The purpose of this job is to undertake a range of duties of a technical nature within the Dispensary, Ward Services and Aseptic areas of the Pharmacy following Standard Operating Procedures

Service Delivery Responsibilities 

  • The Band 4 Technician provides technical support within the Dispensary, Ward Services, Stores and distribution and Aseptic areas. Such a technician should be able to work within designated areas of the Pharmacy Department with appropriate support and supervision. 
  • A Band 4 technician is a training grade and will be supported in developing skills to allow the potential for application for higher grade technician posts. 
  • Technicians may be asked to provide support on any of the Trust sites. 


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 BAME, 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

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths and English
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent AND BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy services
  • Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain


Essential criteria
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) relevant experience in a hospital pharmacy evidenced by competency-based assessment.

Knowledge and Training

Essential criteria
  • Experience of the use of PMR (Patient Medical Records) or other electronic computer systems such as JAC, Proscript, Compass or alike.

Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to work during the normal working week, extended hours, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Able to manage own time well
  • Able to communicate and organise own work.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people 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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ruth Shuard
Job title
Principal Pharmacy Technician
Email address
Telephone number
01384 244177
Additional information

Please see above