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Pharmacy Technician

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a pharmacy technician to work on full time basis within the healthcare team at HMP Ranby. HMP Ranby is a secure setting for men aged 18 and over who are serving a sentence.

You will be an integral member of the Pharmacy Team and of the wider Healthcare service within HMP Ranby.

The role of pharmacy technicians within the Offender Health directorate support the Pharmacy services in delivering the technical aspects of safe medication practice as part of the comprehensive healthcare package based on the prison service needs.

Main duties of the job

You will have responsibilities for administering medicines to the prisoner population, as well as wider responsibilities relating to Medicines Management including running Medicines Use Review clinics, carrying out medicines administration, ordering medications and undertaking audits.

You should be a team worker, enthusiastic, motivated, patient focused and enjoy a challenge with ability to work under pressure. You MUST have current registration as a technician with The General Pharmaceutical Council.

Please see the person specification for further details

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be part of a team of Pharmacy Technicians taking responsibility for medicines management, providing medication directly to patients in accommodation areas. The team works a shifted roster covering 7 days per week. You will be required to work flexibly, providing assistance as and when necessary, which may involve them in a developing role.

Working closely with Lead Pharmacy Technician, you will contribute to the promotion of cost efficient medicines management with a target to reduce waste whilst achieving improved access to quality healthcare services

You will be responsible for achieving key performance targets based on agreed personal performance plans.

Offender Health is the largest NHS provider of healthcare service within a prison setting and is currently looking for motivated people who can contribute to maintaining this position. The healthcare services within Offender Health provided by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust aim to provide consistent, equitable, high quality and timely health services available to all offenders.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust enjoys a good reputation as an employer offering applicants the opportunity of an interesting role in a developing and stimulating environment but also with access to a range of established terms and conditions of service and access to continuing professional development and access to NHS pension scheme.

Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!

Person Specification



  • Proficient IT skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal/influencing skills
  • Ability to assess stock issues, resolve problems
  • Ability to work alone and within a team
  • Ability to work to agreed procedures
  • Excellent time management
  • Change management


  • Ability to speak other language
  • Calmness under pressure
  • Confidence in dealing with patients



  • Pharmacy procedures and legislation and good practice relating to medicines management
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Manual Handling


  • COSHH regulations
  • PSIs and PSOs
  • Participation in Audit
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance



  • BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent
  • Current Professional registration as Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Evidence of up to date CPD portfolio


  • Competency training and experience of eg stock management



  • Extensive experience of working in pharmacy
  • Evidence of team working
  • Experience of accurate computer-based stock control
  • Clear understanding of the role of pharmacy technicians in prescription management


  • Experience of working within a secure environment eg secure hospital or prison
  • Previous experience of using SystmOne
  • Evidence of working in extended technician roles
  • Previous employment in a customer/patient facing role

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Ranby


DN22 8EU

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