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Lead Pharmacy Technician Medicines homecare

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is currently offering an exciting opportunity for a Lead Pharmacy Technician to work within our Medicines Homecare team. This would be an ideal development opportunity for a community based technician to transfer skills to the hospital setting or for a hospital technician to gain experience in a different pharmacy area. As a Lead Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Homecare, you will work closely alongside a team of experienced technical, professional and homecare administration staff to maintain and develop a high standard of Medicines Homecare to patients with often long term and complex conditions who receive their medication at home. The role will involve direct patient communication, liaison with clinicians, clinical pharmacists and nurse specialists as well as external homecare and pharmaceutical companies.

Main duties of the job

You must be a qualified pharmacy technician and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Have excellent organisational skills and the desire to provide a high quality, safe, effective and efficient service to our patients. You must be able to work under pressure, prioritise work and be able to work alone as well as part of a team. You will also help the Chief technician - Medicines Homecare supervise and manage other members of the team. The role ensures that NUH medicines homecare services are of a consistently high quality and in line with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Homecare Standards and local policy and procedures.The role also includes a regular operational commitment in order to maintain competencies and demonstrate fitness to practice as a registered pharmacy technician. You'll need to be able to work over 7 days of the week, hours of work as required. The department offers a weekend and bank holiday service which you will be expected to participate in.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details of the main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Btec, City and Guilds or NVQ level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • General Pharmaceutical Council registered Pharmacy Technician.



  • To demonstrate the required skills, knowledge and training to fulfil the requirements of the post.
  • Clear understanding of the role of the technician in medicines homecare management services


  • Experience of pharmacy related aspects of medicines homecare.

Communication and relationship


  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal skills with an ability to liaise with a wide range of staff
  • Demonstrates diplomacy in handling difficult staff situations

Analytical and Judgement Skill


  • To be able to demonstrate competency under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve independantly



  • Flexibility - will be required to participate in 7 day shift working by rota.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


City Hospital

Hucknall Road



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