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Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician to join our team in an exciting new post. You will be based on our three bedded units (Welwyn and Bishops Stortford) for 4.5 days of the week, and 0.5 days per week within the Hospital at Home team (Stevenage).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with a ward-based Pharmacist, and alongside the Medicines Management Pharmacy Assistant (MMPA), for ward work and the Hospital at Home Pharmacists and GPs for HAH work, to assist in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients within the Trust through the provision of a safe, efficient, and cost-effective medicines management programme.

The successful applicant will need to be self-motivated and able to work on their own, whilst also integrating into a well-established team. You will have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills together with a good working knowledge of hospital pharmacy and primary care.Detailed duties are stated in the job description document.

The successful candidate must have experience of working in a clinical setting with a multidisciplinary team. Computer literacy is essential and experience with SystmOne is desirable. The role will also be supported by a full training package, according to needs.

If you think you have the right experience and are up to the challenge, we would love to hear from you.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff. We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision.

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and ages

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on main responsibilities for this role, please find attached job description and personal specification.

We are a Trust with many different services and work with primary, secondary andsocial care. As a Community Trust we support the NHS long term plans to shift to care into the community.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) offers a huge range of opportunities for clinical and support staff. Here are some of the reasons for coming on board with us:
  • Voted one of the top 100 NHS trusts to work for in the country
  • A friendly team
  • Passionate about patient care
  • A culture supporting and empowering our staff
  • A massive portfolio of development opportunities
  • A place where your views matter

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary as per Agenda for Change terms.

A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

If you think you have the right experience and are up to the challenge, we would love to hear from you.

We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

Person Specification



  • Professional registration with GPhC
  • BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Good clinical knowledge of drugs and basic clinical therapeutics
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and information analysis


  • Basic knowledge of project management principles, administrative procedures and information analysis
  • Knowledge of the primary care structures and the changing NHS environment



  • Evidence of continued professional development (CPD)
  • Experience in clinical setting
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience in training and education of both staff and other healthcare professionals
  • Experience of supervising others
  • Experience of evidence based medicine and knows where to obtain relevant and up to date clinical and regulatory information.
  • Appropriate post qualification hospital experience of working as a registered ward-based technician.


  • Experience of working in both secondary care and community pharmacy
  • Experience of working with GPs
  • Experience of managing others
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of audit work
  • Experience of using electronic prescribing and medication administration systems



  • Computer literate with an ability to use Microsoft office packages
  • Able to analyse and interpret prescribing data
  • Has attention to detail, able to work accurately, identifying errors quickly and easily
  • Has a planned and organised approach with an ability to prioritise their own workload to meet strict deadlines
  • Able to think analytically anticipating obstacles and thinking ahead using analytical techniques to draw logical solutions to problems
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to adjust communication style and content to suit the audience, recognising people's needs for alternative methods of communication
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • An excellent understanding of data protection and confidentiality issues


  • Ability to work with clinical systems such as SystmOne



  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmacy law and ethics and current legislation
  • Good knowledge of main roles and practice of pharmacy staff
  • Demonstrates awareness of and commitment to Quality Customer Care
  • Able to evaluate and improve service quality.
  • Able to adapt and cope with change.


  • Able to teach and supervise others.
  • A good understanding of national and local priorities



  • Assertiveness (but tactful) and confidence
  • Well organised, self-motivated, proactive, methodical, resilient and flexible
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Willingness to adopt new ways of working within the NHS
  • Ability to build productive and collaborative relationships with colleagues in a demanding and challenging environment

Special Aptitudes


  • Awareness of equality and valuing diversity principles
  • Understanding of Confidentiality and General Data Protection Regulation



  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values Eligible to live and work in the UK Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


QVM, Danesbury and Herts and Essex Hospitals

Welwyn Garden City


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