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Chief Pharmacy Technician

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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The role of Chief Pharmacy Technician is a key member of our Pharmacy leadership team responsible for the delivery of the Pharmacy operational service we provide to our Patients and staffs.

Our Pharmacy operational services comprise
  • 3 dispensaries (Inc. a home delivery service)
  • A centralised weekend dispensing service to 3 sites
  • An Aseptic dispensing unit
  • A Homecare service for over 4000 patients
  • A medicines procurement team overseeing a spend of �71M
  • A centralised stores and distribution service providing over 40,000 items a week across 5 sites
  • A great supporting administrative team
  • A supporting education training, learning a development team

Main duties of the job

  • The primary purpose of this role is to lead all operational aspects of the pharmacy service
  • The post holder will have specific responsibility for delivering the Operational Pharmacy services and by this supporting the Director of Pharmacy to ensure the relevant and current standards are met for the Pharmacy service provided to the Trust
  • To support the Director of Pharmacy in the strategic operational planning of the Pharmacy operational services in conjunction with the Trust's strategic imperatives

  • The post holder is a member of the Senior Leadership Team in pharmacy.

    About us

    We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

    Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

    We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

    Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

    Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

    If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications & Training


    • BTEC or equivalent Pharmacy technician qualification


    • Kaizen or Six Sigma training

    Skills and Experience


    • Excellent problem solver Able to explain complex problems in a way that a variety of audiences will understand


    • Experience of aseptic services

    Personal/professional attributes


    • Registered with GpHC


    • Innovator, prepared to challenge the status quo

    Skills and Experience


    • Broad in depth understanding of all areas of hospital pharmacy


    • Experience of supporting a service using e-rostering

    Employer details

    Employer name

    East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


    Kent and Canterbury Hospital - (Trust wide role)

    Ethelbert Road


    CT1 3NG

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