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Medicines Systems Team Support Pharmacy Technician

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our medicines systems team as part of the pharmacy department at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking to recruit a talented, enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated individual to work as a key member of our team. The ideal candidate will have a background in hospital pharmacy, and experience in the use of medicine electronic systems such as WellSky electronic prescribing medicine administration (ePMA) & pharmacy stock control and Omnicell.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work as part of the medicines systems team supporting systems management, deployment and operations of the pharmacy systems, organisational training of staff, developing and delivering reports and contribute to developing all Medicines systems.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

They will support the day-to-day activity and provide system management on a variety of IT systems involved with the prescribing, supply of medicines and transfer of patient information to wards, departments and GP practices including Wellsky electronic prescribing, medicines administration (ePMA) and stock control and OmniCenter.

Support the safe and effective deployment and operation of Medicines IT systems such as Wellsky ePMA and Omnicell Automated Dispensing Cabinets across Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Support the organisation with training of all staff required to use the Wellsky ePMA system, Omnicell Automated Dispensing Cabinets and Wellsky Pharmacy stock control system. This will include medical, nursing and pharmacy staff.

They will develop and prepare management and clinical reports to be used by other practitioners to support clinical practice and performance management and to continually develop the pharmacy systems and associated policies and procedures to support a safe, effective, and efficient service.

Contributing to the development of all Medicine systems for the benefit of the service.

And to work alongside procurement staff to ensure smooth purchasing, invoicing, and contract management processes.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and be IT literate. You will need to be friendly, approachable, adaptable, flexible, willing to learn new skills and be committed to continuous professional development. An understanding of reporting and evidence of a familiarity in Excel and Access would be advantageous to this role.

Applicants must hold a recognised Pharmacy Technician qualification (BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences, NVQ level 3 or equivalent) and be a technician registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. The suitable candidate will preferably have a breadth of pharmacy experience in a hospital setting, with the proven ability to perform as a team player.

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level 3 & BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent
  • GSCE (or equiv) grade A*-C or 9-4 In Maths and English.
  • Registered pharmacy technician with the UK General Pharmaceutical Council



  • Understanding of the Data Protection Act and Caldicott.
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice.


  • Experience of teaching, training and presentation.
  • Knowledge of Pharmacy IT systems
  • Knowledge of WellSky Pharmacy Stock Control, WellSky electronic prescribing, Omnicell automation
  • Knowledge and experience of hospital medicines management systems.



  • Advanced IT skills using Microsoft Excel, Access and Word.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue



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