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Ward Services Lead Technician

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum including HCA
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our ward services lead technician plays a crucial role in leading and developing an accurate, safe, efficient and cost effective receipt and distribution service within our busy hospital. The post holder must be proactive, dynamic and motivated to continually improve the service we provide to our customers.

Main duties of the job

To lead a team in the management and development of an accurate, safe, efficient and cost effective receipt and distribution service. To ensure wards and departments maintain optimum stock levels in order to provide high quality patient care.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected trusts

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We continue to invest in our services and facilities, including a �10 million upgrade to the hospital maternity unit as well as �49m major new Emergency Assessment Centre on our Wexham Park site. The opening of a brand new �100m state of the art hospital which replaced the existing hospital facility at Heatherwood and are planning to invest further in diagnostics and inpatient capacity at Frimley Park.

We have also made significant investment in our quality improvement and digital programmes to support our vision and we will ensure that we achieve our aim of providing the highest quality healthcare to our patients. Our new EPR - Epic - went live in June and we are already beginning to reap the benefits of this ambitious investment.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage the day to day running of the Ward Services department. This involves the preparation of rotas, planning and delivering training, following up queries and the allocation and delegation of daily tasks based on staff strengths and skill mix to meet the needs of the department.

To be the professional lead in Ward Services and to be responsible for the accurate and timely receipt and distribution of pharmaceutical stock within the pharmacy department.

To ensure that a robust process is in place and adhered to for accurately checking received goods are correct and fit for purpose.

To ensure delivery errors are promptly investigated and resolved in a timely manner including quarantining stock, maintaining accurate records and communicating with external sources to return unwanted, damaged or excess stock in a timely manner.

To contribute to providing a high-quality dispensing service, including the dispensing of controlled drugs, outpatient prescriptions, IV prescriptions, medications for our peripheral units and hospice.

To act as a practice supervisor for all trainees requiring training in Ward Services including Foundation Trainee Pharmacists, Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians and new starters.

Person Specification



  • GPhC registered
  • ACT qualified



  • Significant hospital experience post qualification
  • Management experience including conducting appraisals and dealing with poor performance
  • Experience of managing a team in the daily running of a service


  • Significant experience in a purchasing department/team
  • Experience using the EPIC computer system
  • Experience of leading a change management project



  • Demonstrates a high level of attention to detail and accuracy in the workplace
  • Able to communicate information to service users regarding medicines and find alternate strategies when there are communication difficulties
  • Ability to anticipate difficulties and take appropriate action
  • Reliable and motivated



  • Analyse and interpret and organise staffing levels/prioritise staff to produce rota

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road


GU16 7UJ

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