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Administration Pharmacy Technician

Band 5

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Pharmacy Technician
Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Preston Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608
16/12/2018 23:59
Interview date

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding Pharmacy Technician role and want to develop your skills and knowledge in a new environment?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and capable pharmacy technician to join an innovative team, driving medicines optimisation in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

You will work collaboratively with the nursing and pharmacy ward based teams to optimise medication. This will include contributing to developing and implementing safe and effective pharmacy technician medicines administration processes within the trust as well as delivering targeted support to patients with high risk of medication related problems.

 We are looking for an experienced pharmacy technician with proven experience of working in partnership with multidisciplinary teams. The post requires you to be enthusiastic and highly motivated, and be able to plan and manage your own time to meet the needs and goals of the service. Prior experience of medication administration is preferable as well as working as a medicines management pharmacy technician within an NHS hospital.

 We are committed to the training and development of our pharmacy technicians and continually provide opportunities for continuous professional development. You will be welcomed into our team and fully supported through a structured competency training package to support your development.

Your role will include but is not limited to:

Undertaking morning and lunchtime medication administration rounds during week days at ward level

 Supporting the pharmacy team to complete medicines management duties i.e. medicines reconciliation, patient own medication assessment, chart endorsement and ordering of medication

Providing quality pharmaceutical care appropriate to the needs of the patient that is consistent with evidence based practice, clinical guidelines, legislation, policies and procedures.

Whilst undertaking the medication administration element of this role, the post holder will be based on the allocated ward and will work as an integral member of the ward multidisciplinary team

Candidates must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, have completed the BTEC Professional Diploma in Dispensing Technician Checking or equivalent and have post qualification experience.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are one of the largest trusts in the Country, providing district general hospital services to people in Preston and Chorley and specialist care (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Burns and Plastics, Oncology and Renal Medicine) to 1.5m people across Lancashire and South Cumbria in addition we are proud to be the regional Major Trauma Centre providing life and limb saving treatment for patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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: Thursday 3rd January 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

Diane Taylor, Deputy Pharmacy Technical Service Manager on 01772 528382 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

01257 245475