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Rotational Pharmacy Technician - Operational Services

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for well-organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated Pharmacy Technician to join our technician rotation in operational services with a keen interest in the provision of medicines to paediatric patients.The post will include working in the Dispensary, Homecare, Purchasing and Distribution. During each rotation you will gain practical experience, assisting in the delivery of the service in each section. This will include carrying out inpatient and outpatient dispensing including extemporaneous dispensing, patient counselling, ward top ups, purchasing and homecare services.You must be self-motivated and show a willingness to learn and be trained. You will also be supported towards achieving the accredited checking for Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) qualification/in house qualification. You must be able to pay close attention to detail and consistently produce work to the required standard within set deadlines.We welcome applications from technicians working in community as full on the job training will be given. Achievement of progression to Band 5 is clearly outlined within the Job DescriptionYou will be expected to participate in the extended hours rota which includes working late nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contactEllie Berhane on 0207 829 7893 : ellie.berhane@gosh.nhs.ukOr Poonam Khabra (Purchasing and Homecare Manager), on 0207 405 9200 ext 5336 :

Main duties of the job

  • To dispense outpatient, in-patient and discharge prescriptions in accordance with the standard operating procedures.
  • To dispense Controlled Drug requisitions for wards and departments.
  • To maintain the PMR on the pharmacy dispensing system
  • To counsel patients/carers on the safe and effective use of their prescribed medicines.
  • To provide support to the Team Leader with the co-ordination of the ward Topping Up rota and to assist with the training of new staff
  • To become familiar with the operation of the automated dispensing robot and the Intelligent Storage system.
  • To be part of the Pharmacy Medicines Finance team and assist in updating homecare high-cost database. Maintain relevant computerised records and other financial documentation, complying with audit requirements
  • To raise purchase orders and process invoices
  • To complete the Medicines Optimisation Training Programme (MOP)
  • To undertake and document drug histories unsupervised and report any discrepancies to the clinical team
  • To attend and participate in the various departmental meetings including CPD sessions
  • To comply with all Trust & Departmental policies & procedures, work safely and efficiently

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

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 documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • BTEC and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) Level 3 (City and Guilds) and Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF) or equivalent qualification supported by Pharmacy work experience.
  • GPhC registered Pharmacy Technician
  • Holds a current ACPT qualification
  • Accreditation in Medicines Management for Pharmacy Technicians (AIMMS) or Medicines Optimisation Programme (MOP)- or willing to complete


  • Edward Jenner or Equivalent qualification
  • Educational Supervisor qualification or equivalent



  • Relevant Dispensary experience as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Familiar with Dispensary and Distribution stock control systems


  • Experience of Epic system



  • Ability to work well under pressure and to prioritise workload
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with patients, families and all level of staff in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to demonstrate good organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems
  • Computer literate
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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