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ePMA Pharmacy Technician

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician to join our electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) team.

Are you an enthusiastic individual looking to learn more and contribute to the development of our ePMA system? Are you self-motivated, have good organisational skills as well as excellent communication skills and the ability to work alongside others?

If so we have a substantive post that may be just the thing for you.

Interviews will be held on 21st and 22nd March 2024.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist with the implementation, maintenance, development of electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) across Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • To support back-end technical processes such as configuration, development and testing of the Trust's current or future ePMA systems.
  • To train and support all staff involved with the ePMA process. This includes pharmacy staff, prescribers, nurses and floorwalkers.
  • To convey and promote benefits of ePMA and ensure any implementation is carried out in an effective and safe manner.
  • To be a champion user of the ePMA system, applying extensive knowledge and understanding of how the system works and the workflow that staff need to follow to ensure safety
  • The post holder will exercise professional accountability and responsibility using professional skills, knowledge and expertise in changing inpatient environments, across professional boundaries and in unfamiliar situations.
  • To provide ePMA support services according to rota if necessary (including early, late, weekend working)
  • To support ePMA team and dispensary as an Accredited Checking Technician (ACPT)

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC
  • NVQ level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) and relevant underpinning knowledge in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent
  • Mandatory professional CPD as defined by the GPhC


  • Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician qualification or equivalent e.g. AIMMS, MOPs



  • Experience of working in a UK hospital this must include a solid grounding in all aspects of hospital pharmacy
  • Experience in use and knowledge of electronic prescribing systems
  • Experience of pharmacy computer systems
  • Experience in delivering training and education


  • Experience of developing or rolling out an ePMA system in secondary care

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Good personal organisation and time management skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Problem identification and solving skills


  • Communicates best practice outside the organisation
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,) to an advanced level

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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