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Liaison & Training Pharmacy Technician

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are advertising this new exciting position, looking to recruit an enthusiastic qualified Pharmacy Technician to provide excellent communication and documentation between Central Pharmacy Stores and our Main Inpatient Dispensary here at Addenbrookes Hospital.We are looking for a team member who can provide excellent Education and Training for substantive staff within Central Pharmacy and staff rotating through Central Pharmacy.You will be responsible for delivering training and maintaining training documentation and audit trail of documentation for all aspects of Central Pharmacy.You will be involved with coordinating daily operational tasks as well as carrying out ward tops ups, picking and distribution of medicines.We are looking for a motivated team member who can demonstrate GDP and lead by example within Pharmacy. Recycling and waste management will be undertaken and facilitated within this role.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible and the key link between Central Pharmacy and Inpatient Pharmacy to facilitate stock requests and provide a strong customer service connection in order to provide and contribute to a prompt and safe distribution of medicines.

You will reside in Central Pharmacy and will be responsible for reviewing and managing workflow of Distribution and Stores facilitating processes to ensure efficient and safe supply of medicines as per standard operating procedures.

You will be responsible for Education and Training and will ensure that all training records are up to date.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 2nd June 2024

Interview date:- To be confirmed

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with General Pharmaceutical Council oMinimum qualification NVQ3 Pharmacy Services, BTEC Pharmaceutical Science or CGLI/Apothecaries Hall pre 1985 certificates or equivalent. oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Evidence of good general level of education required i.e.: oLiterate and numerate to the degree required for job description tasks (usually reading, writing, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and simple calculations).
  • Ability to carry out instructions and recall.
  • Computer literate, ITQ level 2 or equivalent.


  • Membership of Association of Pharmacy Technicians (APTUK)
  • Train the Trainer - Candidate will be willing to undertake this course to support Job Role.
  • Certificate in Medicines Management for Pharmacy Technicians (CMMPT).
  • Substantial hospital pharmacy experience.



  • Work experience of NHS hospital pharmacy stores/ materials management.
  • Staff supervision/ training
  • Moderate experience post qualification.
  • Experience of staff training and supervision


  • Experience of working in a customer focused environment.
  • Team leadership.
  • Staff management.
  • Experience in automated service/ Robot
  • Experience of recruitment and selection processes.



  • Knowledge of Pharmacy Supply Chain and materials management good practice.
  • Knowledge of Pharmacy stock control procedures.
  • Knowledge of automated systems (robot)
  • Audit techniques and management of the audit process
  • Knowledge of MHRA governance processes
  • Knowledge of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards


  • Knowledge of unlicensed medicines
  • Undertaken GDP training
  • Knowledge of MHRA inspections
  • Collate and review audit criteria
  • Knowledge of digital audit processes
  • Knowledge of GPhC requirements for Pharmacy Support Staff.



  • Good verbal communication.
  • Good written communication.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Organised.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good customer handling skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Ability to work alone and make decisions commensurate with responsibilities of the post.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Able to respond to change and apply new developments without difficulty.
  • Shows initiative.
  • Demonstrates resilience and an ability to cope under pressure commensurate with the responsibilities of the post.
  • Receptive to the priorities of patients, carers and other staff groups.
  • Ability to make good relationships with others.
  • Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours (e.g. on a rota for public holidays and weekends - late shifts periodically at times of high workload)
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Confident and personable to the level required for the post.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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