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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Women's and Children's Services

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a. inc. HCA (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Senior Pharmacy Technician - Women's and Children's Services

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and highly motivated pharmacy technician looking for a new challenge to develop your career in a women's and children's pharmacy setting .

Working as part of the ward based team at St Thomas' Hospital and Evelina London Children's Hospital Pharmacy. You will play a role in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to a diverse group of women's and paediatric patients. Working in a structured environment providing support to the wider team to meet key directorate targets.

If you are seeking to expand your clinical skills and help to improve patient satisfaction and make a difference then this is your ideal job.

The post offers a chance to contribute to the continued development of pharmacy services within the women's and children's services

Closing date: 10th March 2024 at midnight

Interview date: Week commencing 18th March 2024

If applying, please make sure you are available to attend in person for an interview on this date as alternative dates cannot usually be offered.

Main duties of the job

The post is suitable for patient-focused technician with good interpersonal skills who are sensitive to the needs of the patients and their carers. You would require excellent communication and team working skills. Able to work independently and be flexible to adapt to the changing service demands meeting any set deadlines. The role is embedded in the ward teams by supporting our nursing/medical and pharmacy teams to resolve any medicines management issues.

You will be responsible for providing a safe, efficient and accurate ward-based pharmacy service for hospital inpatients by liaising closely with pharmacists, nursing and medical staff on wards.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

The Pharmacydepartments of Guys and St Thomas' provide safe and effective pharmaceutical ward and dispensary services to the many inpatients and outpatients of the Trust's many specialities.

The post holder must demonstrate their commitment to upholding the Trust values, within which we carry out our roles:

Put patients first - consider the patient's needs and wishes in all that they do

Take pride in what they do - strive for highest standards on own work and challenge colleagues to do the same

Respect others - patients, visitors and colleagues. Actively give and receive feedback

Strive to be the best - in terms of patient care & teamwork

Act with integrity - maintain the privacy & dignity of patients, work with integrity and be trustworthy, be accountable for own work

Job description

Job responsibilities

Tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Dispensing
  • Final checking of screened prescriptions
  • Medicine reconciliation
  • Assessing of patients own medicines
  • Patients counselling
  • Managing ward(s) stock control
  • Audit and project work
  • Supervising and training of junior team member(s)
  • Participating in the weekend rota

You will already hold a recognised accredited checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) qualification.

Person Specification



  • Dispense accurately to set standards
  • Counsel and give advice to patients/their carers on their/child's medications
  • Final check of clinically screened prescriptions
  • Accurately record patient medicine reconciliation
  • Accurately assess suitability of patient's own medication
  • Work independently and accurately under pressure
  • Prioritise and organise routine daily tasks using own initiative
  • Plan, organise and deliver, training and assessment
  • Motivate self and others
  • Communicate routine, more complex and sensitive information effectively using clear written and spoken English and overcome barriers to understanding, to a diverse group of staff patients and carers
  • Clearly and accurately complete complex routine and non-routine documentation
  • Work to set procedures
  • Pharmacy computer and IT skills
  • Effective customer service skills


  • Write standard operating procedures
  • Using Epic computer system and electronic prescribing and medicine administrations (ePMA) records eg Medchart/EPR/e-noting/EPIC
  • Delivering induction and training
  • Undertake recruitment and selection of pharmacy staff
  • Conduct appraisals /performance development reviews
  • Working in multi-disciplinary teams



  • Working in a busy hospital dispensary
  • Medicines management experience at ward based
  • Supervising and mentoring pharmacy staff
  • Checking of medicines in a hospital pharmacy environment


  • Working in a children's hospital dispensary
  • Supervising the day to day running of a dispensary
  • Stock level management and maintenance
  • Working with Epic (Electronic Prescribing and Administration System) software or equivalent



  • Registered as a pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • NVQ Pharmacy services Level 3 plus an accredited underpinning knowledge
  • Holds a recognised Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) qualification


  • Practice/Educational Supervisor qualification
  • Medicine Management accreditation
  • Supervisory/leadership or management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Evelina London Children's Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road



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