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Lead Pharmacy Technician

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
UHL are pleased to offer the following exciting Lead Pharmacy Technician posts in the following areas:
  • Emergency & Specialist Medicine
  • Womens & Childrens
  • Renal, Respiratory & Cardiovascular
  • MSS & UGGS (Musculoskeletal Specialist Surgery & Urology, Gastroenterology, GI Surgery)

The Lead Pharmacy Technician will oversee a dedicated team of MMTs across their relevant Clinical Management Group. They will have oversight of the technical services and the supply of medicines to their relevant area. They will provide professional and operational leadership to their specified team of Medicines Management Technicians, acting as a strong role model for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and trainees.

Working closely with the CMG Lead Pharmacist, the successful candidate will ensure provision of comprehensive, high qualityclinical pharmacy support that meet the needs of our patients and service users.

We welcome applications from pro-active, enthusiastic and innovative individuals who have a passion for collaborative serviceimprovement.

Main duties of the job

  • This role is crucial in order to support the increasing demand and improve co-ordination of the pharmacy service to theCMG/service area to ensure delivery of full potential cost savings by utilising patient own drug schemes, cost effectivedispensing and stock management. To implement and maintain an effective system for stock management in all stockholding locations within the CMG
  • Ensure control measures are in place to meet professional standards for drug receipt and storage minimising 'out ofstock' situations, preventing missed doses, drug waste and financial loss.
  • To identify and implement CIP savings that relate to medicine expenditure in the CMG
  • To lead and line manage the CMG/service area clinical technical team as appropriate ensuring that all aspects ofperformance, attendance, training and appraisal are addressed in accordance with Trust Policy.
  • To implement and manage robust, safe, effective and auditable processes and systems in line with national standardsand local policy and procedures e.g. Blueteq.
  • To introduce and maintain effective systems to identify and communicate unavoidable treatment delays to keystakeholders. To take a lead role in improving medicines optimisation processes for CMG within UHL. Work closely withall stakeholders to include heads of service, matrons, clinicians and the wider MDT. To develop and implement effectivecommunication systems within the CMG/service area.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To lead development and delivery of training of pharmacy and non-pharmacy staff within CMG to understandpharmacy requirements in the CMG/service setting. To link in with the Pharmacy Professional Development and ClinicalAssurance team when training pharmacy staff.
  • To be responsible for ensuring quality monitoring systems are developed, implemented and agreed and that targetsand standards are set.
  • To oversee processes relating to the financial and IT systems management relevant to the service.
  • Contribute to the Pharmacy Department Senior Technician Operational rota, providing support to our three hospitalsites.
  • RRCV Specific: To operationally lead the dedicated specialist pharmacy service for the Renal, Respiratory andCardiovascular (RRCV) wards with a focus on CDU. To identify, plan and develop new opportunities for RRCV.
  • To be responsible for the management and coordination of the clinical technical support team ensuring accurate andtimely dispensing and supply of medicines, Medicines Reconciliation and Medicines Management to all services usersincluding in-patients, out-patients, ward staff clinic staff, medical staff and staff from the pharmacy department.
  • W& C specific - to support the CMG lead pharmacist to provide operational oversight of the children'ssatellite pharmacy. To identify any changes that would improve efficiency in the unit

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Registration as a qualified Pharmacy Technician GPhC


  • Project management experience
  • Management qualification or equivalent



  • Post qualification experience including ward based MMT role
  • Ability to motivate, effective cross team working and influence change within teams
  • Evidence of building relationships with teams and colleagues
  • Experience training and development role



  • High level of verbal and written communication skills

Analytical and Judgement


  • Evidence of service evaluation and improvement

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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