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Pharmacy Technician - Higher Level

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Pharmacy Technician Higher Level (Band 5)

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and committed pharmacy technician?

If so, would you like to join our exciting mental health pharmacy team?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well-established and experienced Pharmacy team at HPFT.

We are an expanding, closely knit team based in Radlett (near Watford) working in a newly designed award-winning building (with free parking).

We are looking for a motivated Pharmacy Technician who is keen to expand their experience and is interested in working in a mental health and learning disabilities setting.

Our Trust will have implemented our Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration system throughout all our inpatient wards by the end of March 2024

Main duties of the job

The candidate will be expected to:
  • Support the dispensary in the ordering, receiving, dispensing and checking of medication supplies to all wards and departments.
  • Visit wards/units throughout Hertfordshire.
  • Conduct medicines reconciliations.
  • Assess patients' own drugs and transcribe for supply.
  • Counsel Patients on their medicines.
  • Participate in pharmacy related audits and stock reviews.

We are enthusiastic about supporting our staff to develop, as such, you will be required to be an Accredited Medicines Management technician (AIMMS) and an Accredited Checking Technician (ACT) - or working towards.

You should have a BTEC / NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as Pharmacy Technician
  • Accreditation in Medicines Management (AIMM)
  • Accreditation in Accuracy Checking (or evidence of working towards)


  • NVQ Workplace Assessor Award or Educational Supervisor



  • Experience working as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Experience working in a hospital dispensary
  • Experience of working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working to deadlines
  • Experience of working within Standard Operating Procedures


  • Experience in working in Mental Health setting
  • Experience of training and managing staff
  • Experience with Pharmacy dispensing systems (EMIS)



  • Ability to read/write in English language
  • Good communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Good time management, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure accurately to maintain standards
  • Methodical with attention to detail
  • Basic word processing and spreadsheet skills (MS Office)
  • Knowledge of pharmacy stock management


  • Knowledge of Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration Systems (EPMA)
  • Ability to appraise performance and identify training needs

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Kingfisher Court, Forest Lane, Kingsley Green, Harper Lane, Radlett, Herts, WD7 9HQ

Harper Lane



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