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Senior Pharmacy Technician, Patient Services

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year p.a. pro rata inclusive of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a pharmacy technician with experience working in inpatient services?

Do you want the support and learning opportunities that being part of a large, professional team brings?

Are you looking for varied, meaningful work that has a direct impact on patient care?

Yes? That's great! We have a role perfect for you.

We are looking for an ACPT-qualified pharmacy technicians to lead on checking and maintaining the workflow of the dispensary at Epsom General Hospital.

We're a close-knit bunch, united in our purpose to provide a first-class service to our patients, whilst looking out for one another as a first-class team!

It's fast-paced and you'll need a good eye for detail as well as excellent customer care skills in order to liaise effectively with our patients, and MDT members. You must be a fully qualified accredited checking technician (ACPT) in order to apply for this role.

Taking up this posts could be the start of something wonderful and the best decision you make this year. Tell us in your application how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification attached to the job description.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact Amy Steel, Principal Pharmacist on 01372 735 735 ext 6074 or email on

Please note these posts participate in Saturday and Sunday working as part of our 7-day service, Bank Holiday and late duty rotas.
Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To assist in the management of the day to day checking of inpatient and outpatient workload.

To ensure the safe, efficient and timely dispensing of prescriptions following departmental policy and meeting the needs of the patients and the pharmacy department.

As you know, here at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, we are always looking to grow our teams with talented people, just like you. That's why we are excited to announce that an additional one-off financial benefit, in addition to their salary, will be offered to the successful candidate appointed into the role of Senior Pharmacy Technician, Patient Services.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification. Please also note the post is based at Epsom General Hospital.

Person Specification



  • BTEC / NVQ Level 3 Certified Pharmacy Technician registered with GPhC
  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) Certificate.



  • Post qualification hospital experience
  • Experience in supervision of staff
  • Patient counselling


  • Experience with the CMM (previously known as JAC) pharmacy computer system
  • Understanding of and participation in data collection for KPIs and audit
  • Dispensing/supply of clinical trials

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to organise own workload and that of others
  • Computer literate for dispensing and stock keeping/issue purposes
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work


  • Ability to manage change

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Pharmacy Department, Epsom General Hospital

Dorking Road


KT18 7EG

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