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Pharmacy Technician

Band 4

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
438-RC2889
Site
Royal Preston Hospital
Town
Preston
Salary
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum, pro rata
Closing
23/09/2019 23:59

Due to the progression of staff within the team we are seeking to recruit several Pharmacy Technicians . The pharmacy department is forward thinking and continues to seek innovative development and improvements in the delivery of our services to enhance to the safe and efficient supply of medicines to our patients. Following successful rotation and completion of competencies the department aims to support a timely progression from band 4 to band 5.
Your duties will include: 

• Dispensing of inpatient, discharge and outpatient medication for patients in the Trust

• Planning and organising dispensing and supply to local Mental Health Trust

• Supporting medicines reconciliation, review of patients own medicines and discharge planning working with the ward based pharmacy teams 

• Audit and project work 

• Accuracy checking of dispensed medication once qualification gained


You should be positive about the extended role of the pharmacy technician and developing themselves and the work of our team to support patient care. Support and training will be provided to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to be effective in the role and this will include the opportunity to undertake management medicines training and an accuracy checking qualification. 

The department provides a seven day service and the successful candidate will be required to work weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis. You will be required to work at both sites of the Trust – Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital.

Depending on bed capacity within the hospital, there are occasions where the volume of work requires flexibility from the team on duty to stay late to ensure patient care is not compromised. In these instances, staff are reimbursed with either additional pay or lieu time. 

At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always provide excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics, run fitness classes and organise mindfulness sessions. As an employer we have earned a reputation for focusing on the development of our staff and for being an organisation people are proud to work for.

Interview date: 1st October 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

If you require any further information about the post please contact Sharon Lafferty (Dispensary Team Leader RPH) 01772 524425 or Donna Bartlett (Dispensary Team Leader CDH) 01257 245253