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Medicines Administration Pharmacy Technician

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
BDCFT Acute Inpatient Services have funded some new roles for pharmacy technicians to work on our inpatient wards. Successful candidates will administer medicines to our patients at medication rounds, support admission and discharge medicines reconciliation, provide a full medicines management and optimisation service to the wards and play an important role in the physical healthcare of our inpatients.

The postholder will work closely with pharmacy staff including pharmacists, other pharmacy technicians and assistants.

Full training and support to administer medicines will be provided.

Closing date: 12th March 2024Shortlisting 13th March 2024Interviews TBC

Main duties of the job

To provide medicines management technical pharmacy services in order to improve the quality of patient care within Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Duties are varied but will include:
  • To undertake medication administration rounds
  • To screen patients on admission to the Trust, contacting GPs and / or other healthcare providers to ascertain the patient's medication history and advising Trust staff of identified discrepancies.
  • To provide smoking cessation advice to inpatients
  • To identify potential pharmaceutical issues that may arise during discharge planning and work with multi-disciplinary teams to resolve.
  • Dispensing and issuing prescriptions, including accuracy checking
  • Providing advice to patients and carers
  • Supplying stock items to dispensaries and wards
  • Assessing patient's own medicines for use during the inpatient stay
  • Helping to ensure that all activities within the area of work comply with departmental procedures.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level 3, BTEC, or similar nationally recognised qualification in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)


  • Accreditation in Medicines Management or equivalent experience
  • Possession of Accredited Checking technician qualification



  • Evidence of regular Continuing Professional Development.


  • Health & Safety / COSHH issues.



  • Appropriate demonstrable post-qualification Pharmacy work experience, covering the main skills areas, and including the relevant speciality.
  • Patient consultation skills
  • Experience of working to standard operating procedures
  • Experience of medicines optimisation


  • Experience of working in a similar role
  • Time management skills required to manage own time most effectively by planning and prioritising workload appropriately

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Lynfield Mount Hospital

Heights Lane



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