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Pharmacy Technician Higher Level - Community Hospitals

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for anenthusiastic, adaptable and organised Pharmacy Technician Higher Level Intermediate careto join ourprofessional team in West Kent.

We're a close team but we're never exclusive, if you can bring a professional approach and fresh ideas we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To provide technical support to the KCHT intermediate care services with a focus on community hospitals to enable the provision and development of pharmaceutical services, which includes clinical support.

You will be expected to become familiar with the four community hospitals in the west Kent locality, and to develop close working relationships with the staff of each of these four community hospitals.

Additional Working Pattern: Monday to Friday

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 13th March 2024

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 1 year post qualification experience


  • Experience in an acute hospital in Medicines management



  • NVQ/BTEC allowing registration with the GPhC


  • Regionally Accredited qualification in Medicines Management at Intermediate Level or historical equivalent (Regionally Accredited Consultation Skills plus Medicines Management Skills). Practice supervisors' course or equivalent.

Experience 2


  • Experience of practical medicines optimisation issues


  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in performing audits and participating in projects pertaining to the development and maintenance of service improvements
  • Experience of practical medicines optimisation issues in community-based services



  • Able to problem solve by obtaining relevant information and making decisions based on the information.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office products, internet systems


  • Specialist knowledge, including clinical knowledge, gained through training and experience - knowledge of pharmaceutical care of patients in Intermediate, Palliative Care, Respite Care and Continuing Care.
  • Experience and knowledge of the Supply, Distribution, Storage, Administration and Disposal of Pharmaceuticals in Community Services

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent written and communication skills including verbal reasoning skills.
  • Able to work independently and on own initiative


  • Experience in using an EPMA system.
  • Proven ability to liaise with and influence members of multidisciplinary teams

Driving licence


  • Holds a current driving license and is able to travel between sites across Kent as required.

Personal attributes


  • Attention to detail.
  • Good customer care and patient care services


  • Self-motivated
  • Positive and forward looking attitude.
  • Empathetic in the context of service delivery
  • Pro-active team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while remaining focused

Ability to manage


  • Excellent time management skills are a necessity together with the ability to prioritise work, work flexibly, follow tasks through and meet deadlines


  • Able to work independently primarily and to formulate own working schedules and strategies, but where necessary to work as part of a widespread multi-disciplinary team to maintain and develop service.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Tonbridge Cottage Hospital


TN11 0NE

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