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Surgery/Critical Care Pharmacy Technician

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a passionate, caring and self motivated pharmacy technician to join our Surgical & Critical Care Team at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford. This post is rotational between working on our surgical wards as well as working on our ITU which means you can really feel you make a difference to our patients.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities will include:
  • Completing detailed lists of medications a patient was taking prior to admission and reconciling this with the medications prescribed on the chart.
  • Evaluating suitability of patient's own drugs for use whilst in the hospital environment.
  • To participate in the discharge planning of patients with ward staff and other healthcare professionals both in secondary and primary care.
  • To counsel patients on new or changed medication to help promote compliance.
  • Completing audits.
  • Supporting governance work for the ITU and surgery care groups.

You must be an excellent communicator with outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills. You will need to be forward thinking and enthusiastic, with a commitment to continuing professional development. You must have a strong passion for improving patient care, be a good problem solver and self-motivated.

About us

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.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Experience in hospital setting
  • Experience as clinical technician


  • Community pharmacy experience



  • Good customer care skills
  • Good organisational skills, presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, Ability to multitask and delegate, Team player


  • Working as part of multidisciplinary team working



  • Legislation surrounding dispensing and supply of all classes of drugs
  • Knowledge of clinical pharmacy


  • Knowledge of JAC and other hospital systems



  • National Medicines Management or equivalent experience
  • GPhC registration as a Pharmacy Technician


  • Practice Supervisor qualification
  • ACPT



  • Member of APTUK

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital


TN24 0LZ

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