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Pharmacy Technician - Digital Medicines and EPMA

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Pharmacy Technician
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 - £32,934 Per Annum
Salary period
27/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

 Are you an enthusiastic and innovative pharmacy technician interested in improving patient safety through electronic prescribing and transforming pharmacy digital services? If so, read on ...

In a Trust that is expanding it's digital portfolio, this post will be at the forefront of digitising medicines management and optimisation. With an established electronic prescribing and administrations (ePMA) systems, Trust-wide digital temperature monitoring, robotic dispensing upgrade in progress with ward digital medicines storage and pharmacy automation in the horizon, it is an exciting time to join the Trust and further your quest in pharmacy digital solutions.

This exciting post provides the opportunity to work with a friendly and proactive clinical and technical pharmacy team. 

The post will be predominantly supporting the pharmacy digital team in management of pharmacy digital systems. This will also involve projects that optimise ePMA and digital medicines solutions by integrating the systems we use. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the Principal Pharmacist for Digital Medicines and EPMA in delivering the digital strategy related to medicines optimisation.

The post holder will manage the IT elements of the following (but not limited to) pharmacy systems:

  • Chemocare - Chemotherapy electronic prescribing, preparation and administration.
  • WellSky - Stock Control and Distribution
  • Pharmacy Tracking System
  • Sunrise - EPMA Optimisation of workflows
  • ICCA - Critical care prescribing system drug configuration and management
  • Pharmacy Automated Central Stockholding (pharmacy robot) and other drug automated systems.
  • Ward Based Automated Electronic Medicines Cabinets

The post holder will be supported by the Principal Pharmacist for Digital Medicines and EPMA and the pharmacy digital team and will be provided with training and learning to support the role.

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


Essential criteria
  • Registered technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Accredited Checking Technician


Essential criteria
  • Recent qualification experience in hospital pharmacy, evidenced by a competency-based assessment.
  • Experience using and working with Pharmacy IT systems. Providing support and troubleshooting pharmacy IT issues.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience with an EPR system.
  • Experience using/ working with Chemocare

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to organise own work
  • Able to manage own time well

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Sarah Khu Khu
Job title
Principal Pharmacist- Digital Medicines and EPMA
Email address
Telephone number
01384 244031
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