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Pharmacy Technician – Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy


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Pharmacy Technician
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Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley District Hospital
Preston and Chorley
Highly competative
25/11/2018 23:59

Pharmacy Technician – Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy

Working with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Full and Part Time opportunities – Preston and Chorley


Highly competitive salaries - depending on experience

This unique role offers the chance to be part of a growing team within a new organisation Lancashire Hospitals Services (Pharmacy) Ltd.,  a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  This is an exciting new innovative outpatient dispensing service, focusing on providing efficient and effective pharmacy services to our patients in Preston, Rosemere Centre and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital. 

Join our Outpatient Dispensing team will enable you to develop your clinical knowledge in a fast paced environment, whilst providing a customer focused and critical service to patients. This role is perfect for an ambitious Pharmacy Technician who has the ability to build strong relationships with various healthcare professionals. You will develop an understanding of the evolving NHS and have the opportunity to learn new skills along the way. You will be responsible and reliable for supporting the efficient delivery of the outpatient dispensing service, working as a member of the pharmacy team providing an efficient, safe and accurate pharmacy services to achieve excellence.  

You must be able to work under pressure, undertaking activities such as labelling and dispensing, and accuracy checking if you are trained to this level, plus you will be involved in the procurement of medicines and stock management. You will be working with other members of the team, supporting and training members of staff. 


We are looking for Pharmacy Technicians  looking for a role with a difference, where you can develop your technical skills and gain experience in a hospital environment.  You will have a flexible approach to work as you may be required to work at any of our three Lancashire Hospital Services (Pharmacy) Ltd branches.




The successful candidate must be  registered with GPhC and possess  a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills and Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science or recognised  equivalent Pharmacy Technician Qualification. 


As a Technician joining this new venture you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career by really making a difference. You'll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition we offer you:

  • Excellent starting salary
  • Generous holidays including bank holidays
  • GPhC fees paid
  • Pension scheme
  • Opportunity to undertake Accuracy Checking training

Please note that Lancashire Hospitals Services (Pharmacy) Ltd is an independent organisation supporting Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Therefore the post holder will not be eligible for NHS benefits.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.

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