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Senior Pharmacy Technician

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a confident pharmacy technician, willing to train and become proficient in medicine management and the enthusiasm and drive to assist moving the service forward.

You should be able to communicate effectively with both staff and patients.

There will be both dispensary and ward based activities and you will be expected to be able to organize and prioritize your own workload and also be part of a large team.

If you think you have the qualities and skills for this role please apply

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry out a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical activities in the dispensary and at ward level and will have sufficient knowledge and experience to work unsupervised as part of the ward pharmacy team.

You will be expected to complete a Medicines Management training programme and will be ready to undertake or will have completed a National Accredited Accuracy Checking programme.

The post holder may be asked to undertake duties of a more specialised nature in addition to routine professional and technical duties. There is a requirement to be accurate at all times.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibility for Patient Care
  • Performs a final accuracy check on prescriptions and orders which have previously been clinically checked by a pharmacist and in accordance with Trust procedures and ensures dispensing errors are corrected by the appropriate member of staff. (if appropriate)
  • Provides a cost effective one stop dispensing service to designated wards, involving checking suitability of patients own drugs for use on the ward, arranging re-supplies of patients drugs, liaising with GPs, nursing homes and ward staff, assessing patients concordance and providing patient counselling and education where necessary.
  • Provides Medicines Management Service to all wards/departments when required
  • Assist in discharge planning
  • Carries out medicines reconciliation
  • Interprets and dispenses prescriptions for inpatients, and discharged patients.
  • Provides advice to patients with new/ongoing drugs, doses, possible side effects, and benefits of taking medicines/further supplies.
  • Liaises with various members of the pharmacy team and ward staff when solving supply problems and ensuring the best service to patients
  • Concentrates while dispensing or accuracy checking prescriptions/calculating doses/quantities for supply whilst dealing with occasional interruptions.

If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification

Good written English


  • able to communicate effectivley



  • Registered with the GPHC

Organisation and prioritisation


  • evidence to show ability to organise and prioritise workload



  • Experience working in an NHS hospital



  • Experience working on a ward environment



  • Ability to work as part of a large team



  • Accredited Accuracy Checker

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove



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