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Lead Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Optimisation and Supply Services

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking for the opportunity to develop your skills in a forward-thinking and innovative pharmacy team? We would like to invite you to consider joining us in delivering our Pharmacy vision of excellence. You will be working with our enthusiastic and dynamic team in providing the best clinical service for patients by working closely with other healthcare professionals. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, experienced medicine management pharmacy technician with good clinical skills and managerial skills with a working knowledge of the medicines optimisation agenda.

Main duties of the job

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and adaptable Pharmacy Technician with good communication and interpersonal skills to take on this challenging post. Your role will involve working with Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and other health care professionals on providing Medicines Management services and enhancing medication safety at ward level and within the dispensary.

The post holder will take accurate and detailed medication history and assessment of patients own drugs in order to support clinical pharmacists on medicines reconciliation. You will participate in audit and research to investigate, and where appropriate, improve the quality of service for patients within a clinical specialty.

You will be an Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) and you must have evidence of registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and have post qualification experience working as a Pharmacy Technician within an NHS Hospital Pharmacy.

About us

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJs Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if youre looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients' lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust provides childrens services in North Yorkshire, County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Gateshead and Sunderland. We also provide care for the population in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and personal specification for full details of the min responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • BTEC in pharmaceutical science and or NVQ level 3 in pharmacy services or equivalent
  • Registered with GPhC
  • 2 years post qualification experience
  • ACT qualification


  • NVQ assessor i.e. A1/A2 or eqivalent
  • APTUK membership

Experience / Knowledge


  • Extensive post qualification experience in medicines optimisation in a hospital setting
  • Management post qualification or experience of staff and service management
  • Experience of training others
  • Medication history taking
  • Experience of managing and developing staff


  • Experience of incident and error reporting
  • Experience of the development and implementation of procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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