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Senior Pharmacy Technician

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking Pharmacy Technicians to join our team of skilled Clinical Technicians to provide high quality medicines management for the Trust.

You will provide a clinical pharmacy service to a group of wards under the supervision of a Clinical Pharmacist. We support the development of our staff through our Education and Training Department.

You must be registered with the GPhC as a Pharmacy Technician and must have at least 12 months' post registration experience. Also you must have been working as a band 4 Pharmacy Technician in hospital, for a minimum of 12 months.

Main duties of the job

You will provide safe and efficient pharmaceutical care, ensuring that all medication required is assembled in a timely manner. You will participate in a 7 day Medicines Management service to the wards.

You will provide the full range of clinical duties of a pharmacy technician with particular emphasis on Medicine Reconciliation including the use of patient's own drugs and facilitate the discharge medication supply.

You will be required to work in a designated specialism or management area and be prepared to take on more responsibility.

You must have obtained the accredited checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) qualification and obtained the medicine optimisation programme or have a Pharmacy Technician Integrated Apprenticeship qualification or an equivalent qualification. If you do not hold the practice supervisor and a leadership course qualification, you could be considered for a Band 4 to 5 progression post, depending on experience, but you must be willing to undertake both of these courses.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Must be up to date with mandatory training

Must have a good attendance record

Must not be or about to be under investigation for any disciplinary actions

Be prepared to take on more responsibility (specialist area with managerial responsibilities)

Person Specification



  • BTEC NVQ(QCF) Level 3 in Pharmacy Service Skills City and Guilds or equivalent. Registered with GPhC as a Pharmacy Technician
  • National Accreditation in a Medicines Management qualification
  • National Accreditation in accuracy checking (ACPT)


  • Practice Supervisor Accreditation or equivalent teaching accreditation.
  • Leadership Qualification



  • At least 6 month's post registration experience
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Worked as a hospital band 4 technician for a minimum 6 months.
  • Practice Supervisor course
  • Leadership course


  • Experience in dispensary accreditation schemes.
  • Hospital experience
  • JAC system user

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road



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