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Pharmacy Technician

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Medicines Management Directorate has an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and committed registered Pharmacy Technician to join our pharmacy team based at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

Our Band 5 Technicians are valued members of the multidisciplinary team at ward level and work as ACTs in the automated, Technician led dispensary. You will gain experience across a variety of clinical specialities, working closely with pharmacists and other health care professionals to deliver a high quality, patient focussed medicines management service.

We Are Committed To The Development Of The Technician Role And Can Offer Excellent In House Training, where you will be supported and encouraged to further develop yourself.

Applicants must have a BTEC and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences Or Equivalent Qualifications to enable them to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council. The successful candidate must also hold an Accredited Checking Technician qualification and be in a position to work towards the Accredited Medicines Management qualification.

Main duties of the job

You must possess excellent communications and organisational skills, be self-motivated and willing to develop with new ways of working. Attention to detail, being able to work well under pressure, working both as part of a team, independently and using your own initiative are also essential for this role.

The main duties will depend on previous experience but will encompass: Working as an Accredited Checking Technician undertaking the final check and release of prescriptions
  • Dispensing and issuing prescriptions both in the department and at ward level
  • Participation in the ward based medicines management service undertaking accurate drug histories, assessing patients medication for suitability to use, organising supplies for patients use when in hospital and at discharge and providing advice and counselling to patients ( if not accredited you will be expected to undertake the all Wales qualification to allow you to undertake this aspect of the role)
  • Participation in the induction and supervision of new Pharmacy staff and acting as a mentor for junior staff

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications/ Training


  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


  • MM qualified
  • NVQ assessor/ equiv



  • Appropriate post qualification experience
  • Organising dispensary workflow


  • Hospital pharmacy experience
  • Supervisory management experience
  • MM experience within pharmacy



  • Good communication
  • Team worker
  • Leadership & organisational skills
  • motivated
  • Computer skills/ data entry
  • Good numeracy & literacy skills



  • Disp/checking practice
  • Good working knowledge of pharmacy procedures
  • Basic knowledge of clinical pharmacy


  • Changing role of pharmacy technician
  • Up to date knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice

Personal attributes


  • Motivated
  • honest & trustworthy
  • Accept a challenge/ break new ground
  • Approachable & professional
  • Remain calm
  • Committed to CPD


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Royal Glamorgan Hospital


CF72 8XR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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