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Lead Pharmacy Technician Medicine

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Agenda for change band 6
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking and dynamic pharmacy technician to lead the pharmacy medicines management team at Worcester Royal Hospital.

The post holder will be responsible for the development of the medicines management service and daily management of the medicine management technicians within the medicine team.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and leadership skills, be a team player and be able to lead the team forward in developing the service. We are looking for someone with a drive for improving services with quality improvement at the centre of the role. You will work alongside both the clinical and pharmacy teams in ensuring the service promotes safe and effective care whilst striving for innovation.

The post holder will require registration with the GPhC, previous hospital medicines management experience and experience of leading people and projects.

The candidate will also be responsible for supporting the dispensary with accuracy checking and required to work on the weekend and bank holiday rotas.

Main duties of the job

Managing, developing and providing the pharmacy technical elements of the ward-based pharmaceutical service to both the allocated specialist area and the wider medical Unit (WRH).

Facilitating seamless pharmaceutical care to patients and technical pharmacy support to medical and nursing staff to ensure the safe and cost-effective use of medicines within the post-holders specialist area.

Working unsupervised using own initiative to effectively manage the workload of junior technicians, junior pharmacists and students including liaison with specialist pharmacists.

Co-ordinating and delivering the departmental technical ward-based training programme for pre-registration pharmacy graduates and technical staff at WRH and assessing the competency of these staff through the approved accreditation process.

Contributing to the strategic development of training and education programmes for pharmacy staff across the department.

Reviewing, assessing and developing technical MMS policies and procedures to reflect the on-going needs of patients and staff and pro-actively contributing to the countywide MMS group in the updating of existing procedures and the creation of new ones.

Fulfilling all the roles and responsibilities of an accredited accuracy checking technician within the pharmacy department as required.

See job description for further details.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are interested in this position then please read the full job description and person spec attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Level 3 Diploma in Priniples and Practices for pharmacy technicians or NVQ Level 3 and BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent
  • Registered with the GPHC as a pharmacy technician
  • Current in date accreditation as a checking technician
  • Holds Medicines Management Accreditation qualification
  • Meeting GPHC standards for CPD


  • PRINCE2 foundation or demonstratable equivalent experience
  • Quality improvement (Bronze level)
  • Leadership qualification (ILM or equivalent)



  • Current proven experience of successfully delivering technical pharmacy services as a qualified technician in an acute hospital setting.
  • Current experience of undertaking medication histories for patients using a range of sources including SCR.
  • Current experience of providing discharge medicines to patients from within a ward-based or near patient pharmacy service
  • Current experience of supervising technical staff or students in pharmacy department
  • Current experience of teaching or training technical staff or students in pharmacy department
  • Current experience in communicating across care interfaces
  • Current experience interviewing and counselling patients
  • Current experience of teaching or training technical staff or students in pharmacy department
  • Current experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of successfully supervising staff (including dealing with staffing and HR issues), delivering change and hitting targets within resource constraints.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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