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Senior Pharmacy Technician, Purchasing

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

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The key purpose of this role is to provide operational management to the purchasing office, ensuring smooth day to day running of the section. The post holder is supported by a band 7 Pharmacy Technician, and will deputise for her in her absence.

The Pharmacy Purchasing Team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust consist of a team of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy purchasing officer and are responsible for the purchasing of medicines for all 4 inpatient dispensaries and stores. They play an important part in the provision of care to our patients.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Chief Technician, Purchasing in the effective procurement of medicines
  • To manage the day to day running of the purchasing office on the Hammersmith Hospital site, ensuring staff purchase medicines in line with Trust procedures.

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


  • BTEC or NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences (or equivalent recognised pharmacy technician qualification).
  • 2Registered with the GPC


  • 2Management, leadership or procurement qualification



  • Experience of purchasing and procurement
  • Experience of implementing new services and procedures
  • Experience of using computer systems to procure medicines


  • Experience of hospital pharmacy

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and Problem Solving Skills including effective analytical skills
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team including to communicate accurately and confidently with a wide variety of staff appropriate to the circumstances
  • Excellent computer and IT skills
  • Excellent personal organisation and time management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Hammersmith Hospital


W12 0HS

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