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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Dispensing Services

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata/pa
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Calling all Registered Pharmacy Technicians who have ambition to develop and grow!

We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated Pharmacy Technician with substantial knowledge and practical experience within Pharmacy Dispensing Services.

Team Dispensary is a welcoming, friendly and inclusive team who are committed to improving the service we provide to our patients. We welcome applications from Registered Pharmacy Technicians working in all sectors.

Main duties of the job

You will be supporting the Dispensing Services Manager and Chief Technicians in ensuring the maintenance of an efficient safe dispensing service within our Main Dispensary at The Royal Derby Hospital.

You must have excellent communication and organisational skills to ensure you are able to liaise closely with our service users and Pharmacy colleagues.

The successful candidate will have Dispensary experience, hold a BTEC or NVQ Level 3 (Pharmaceutical Services) qualification or equivalent, and have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

We will also consider qualified pharmacy technician or due to qualify as a pharmacy technician within 6 months

The post offers opportunities for development and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to grow and share their development with the department. There will be a requirement to participate in weekend and bank holiday working on a rotational basis.

Closing date of applications: 12 March 2024

Interview date: 26 March 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Training and experience


  • Registered Pharmacy Technician evidence of CPD
  • Significant pharmacy experience including experience in dispensing services
  • Qualified pharmacy technician or due to qualify as a pharmacy technician within 6 months


  • Knowledge and understanding of NVQ Pharmacy Services standards

Organisational Skills


  • Able to work under pressure, organise own work and meet deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate that they can work on their own initiative but know limitations of own authority and knowledge



  • Able to communicate clearly verbally and electronically with the Pharmacy team and service users
  • Demonstrate that they are approachable and a team player

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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