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Senior Pharmacy Technician

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year pa Inclusive
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic Pharmacy Technician to join the Haematology Pharmacy team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The successful candidate will provide a ward based medicines management service to our haematology patients and will support with the maintenance and development of the electronic prescribing system for chemotherapy.

The postholder will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and will be joining a growing, supportive team who strive for excellence. The trust is in the process of implementing a new electronic prescribing system for chemotherapy and the postholder will support with the development and maintenance of the system, as well as supporting users.

To be successful in this role you will need to be organised, motivated and have excellent communication skills. Registration as a pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is essential.

In return, we can offer a professionally rewarding career with the opportunity for personal development along the way.

Main duties of the job

  • To support with the maintenance and the development of the SACT e-prescribing system
  • To work closely with the haematology pharmacists, the SACT e-prescribing senior pharmacy technicians, the Cancer IT systems managers and the system provider
  • To accurately enter and validate new SACT protocols
  • To train and support system users
  • To provide relevant reports as requested
  • To provide a high quality ward-based clinical pharmacy service to haematology patients
  • To help ensure that service provision is flexible and responsive to users (SACT e-prescribing) and patients' needs

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC
  • NVQ level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) and relevant underpinning knowledge in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent
  • Mandatory professional CPD as defined by the GPhC


  • AIMMS or MOPs accreditation
  • ACPT or recognised accredited pharmacy technician checking qualification
  • Qualified NVQ assessor
  • LPE& T pharmacy technician self-development scheme stage 2 or equivalent



  • Post qualification experience of working in a UK hospital this must include a solid grounding in all aspects of hospital pharmacy
  • Experience of pharmacy computer systems
  • Experience of audit


  • Experience of working as a ward based-technician
  • Experience of CMM pharmacy system
  • Experience of using electronic prescribing systems e.g. Cerner
  • Experience of training others
  • Experience of managing change

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Experience of providing patient consultations with regard to medications
  • Good knowledge of main roles and practice of pharmacy staff
  • Able to teach and supervise others
  • Able to evaluate and improve service quality


  • Leadership and delegation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Hammersmith Hospital


W12 0HS

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