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Cancer Services Pharmacy Technician

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (Band 4/Band 5 depending on qualification/experience)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated registered pharmacy technician to join our ward based clinical team. We welcome applications from experienced and newly registered pharmacy technicians who have the qualities to fulfil the requirements of the role.

We are looking for somebody with a friendly demeanour, and excellent interpersonal skills which enable you to work well with other healthcare professionals. Confidence to use your own initiative is required, as well as problem solving skills and the enjoyment from working as part of a team.

Main duties of the job

As part of the Medicines Optimisation team provide an effective, integrated ward-based pharmacy service, as part of the Cancer Services team. Undertake medicines reconciliation reviews on all newly admitted inpatients, liaise with ward teams to ensure patient safety, manage an effective system to ensure efficient and economic provision of stock, support the dispensary and other areas of pharmacy to ensure timely provision of medicines for patients, undertake mandatory audits and data collection, assist in the training and development of pre-registration technicians and other pharmacy staff.

As an Accredited Checking Technician participate in the rota for final accuracy check of dispensed items for both inpatients and outpatients.

About us

You will be joining our friendly and supportive pharmacy team on the main hospital site on the outskirts of Torquay.

Why work with us- Torbay Hospital provides acute care for the local community and has several community hospitals, and is a hot-spot for those who are considering living by the sea or within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park and an hour to Exmoor National Park. Meanwhile, Plymouth and Exeter are also both within a short drive to enjoy the culture, maritime history and shopping experiences.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Recognised pharmacy technician qualification (e.g. BTEC National Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences, NVQ Level 3 Pharmacy Services).
  • Detailed evidence of appropriate continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Have an interest in oncology and haematology.
  • Able to cope under pressure and in a busy / stressful environment
  • Exposure to potentially infective conditions, e.g. diarrhoea and vomiting.
  • Dealing with constant interruptions from other healthcare professionals and patients.
  • Proficient in the use of chemocare, infoflex, IHCS and the trusts electronic prescribing systems, and be able to assist colleagues who need assistance.

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person Specification



  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technician (or equivalent), or, NVQ Level 3/BTEC in Pharmacy Services
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council


  • Accredited as Medicines Optimisation (formally Medicines Management) Technician
  • Accredited Checking Technician
  • Hospital pharmacy experience

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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