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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Specialist (Dispensary)

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum incl HCAS ( Outer)
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Pharmacy Technician - Specialist (Dispensary) Band 5 (Permanent)

Croydon Health Services is an integrated care organisation created on the 1st August 2010, providing hospital & community services from a number of locations throughout Croydon.

The Trust comprises of the former Croydon Community Health Services and Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3500 staff provides services for a population of over 340,000 people from diverse community groups.

Job Overview

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and innovative team that strives to provide the highest quality of patient care?

Are you a team orientated individual that is looking for a challenge? The post is a stimulating, exciting and responsible job that will appeal to career-minded individuals who enjoy working in hospital pharmacy and really want to make their mark if so, then this is the opportunity for you.

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and innovative team that strives to provide the highest quality of patient care? Are you a team orientated individual that is looking for a challenge? If so, then this is the opportunity for you.

We are looking for highly motivated individual to join our busy, friendly pharmacy department at Croydon University Hospital.

For more information about the post, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact) on 0208 401 3000, Ext 4376 / or email Shagufta Ali (Technician Team Manager)

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the post include
  • To provide support to the Pharmacy Teams in the Dispensary.
  • You will take part in audit activities, staff Training (PS Course) and in QI projects.
  • You will also be required to co-ordinate work flow in the dispensary and take a lead role where necessary.
  • You will assist in ACPT checking and in the training and development of staff you line manage.
  • You will also be responsible for understanding, developing and scheduling plans and assist in writing procedures. For further information, please read job description.

See Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role.

Applicants will be highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal skills

About us

Working for our organisation

Our reputation rests on three things: the quality of the services we provide, the quality of the people that provide them and the efficiency and effectiveness with which we operate. Croydon University Hospital strives to be the hospital of choice for the local population and is seeking to achieve Acute Hospital NHS foundation Trust status in the very near future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with GPHC
  • Must Hold ACPT qualification


  • Qualified D32 / D33 or NVQ Assessor
  • Significant relevant pharmaceutical experience
  • JAC & Audit/ Quality Improvement Project



  • Significant and proven post qualification experience in hospital pharmacy
  • Proven ward based experience (minimum six months or more)
  • Education and Training of Pharmacy Staff
  • Supervision of Staff
  • Top-up/distribution service


  • Knowledge of JAC computer system
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Dispensing experience including patient counselling
  • Understanding of a range of work procedures and current practices
  • Developing, structuring and scheduling plans or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of CPD
  • Good knowledge of stock control


  • Knowledge of NVQ and accreditation systems
  • Knowledge of regulations, legislations and GPhC standards of practice for pharmacy professionals

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good written / verbal communication skills
  • Provides specialist technical services or relevant experience
  • Good organisation and time-management skills
  • Staff supervisory experience
  • Good computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Excel / Word & Powerpoint


  • Presentation Skills
  • Involvement in project work including audit analysis / drug ordering patterns and stock issue problems



  • Motivated / Confident / Enthusiastic / Self Starter
  • Meet deadlines consistently
  • Prioritise own work and delegate to others
  • Role model and Team Player
  • Empathy and sensitive to patient needs


  • Ability to work under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road



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