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Band 5 Pharmacy Technician - Patient Services

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum inclusive
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for experienced technicians to apply for this post which will be based at King Geroge Hospital in Goodmayes.

Duties will include:

Participation in a ward based pharmacy service, assisting the clinical pharmacist by undertaking clinical duties e.g. PODS, drug history taking, medicines reconciliation, discharge counselling etc in line with the recent NPSA guidance.

To help develop, monitor and audit the clinical technician input on wards

To carry out regular, planned Controlled Drug checks on the wards according to guidelines and agreed procedures

To work as an Accredited Checking Technician in the dispensary, supervising technicians and assistants in the absence of the senior dispensary staff.

You must be a qualified Pharmacy Technician, registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

You must be able to demonstrate good organisational and problem solving skills and you must also have accreditation for dispensary checking and ward-based, clinical activities.

If you would like further details, contact Claire Boswell, Dispensary Manger or on 1708 435 000 ext. 8079

Main duties of the job

Provide technical support and supervision to the dispensaries, and ward-based, clinical services. Provide training to junior staff and supervise pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy assistants, in the absence of the Pharmacy Technician Specialists and Team Managers.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings for urgent and emergency care at Queen's and King George hospitals and data released by NHS England showed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a UK Pharmacy Technician
  • Level 3 QCF Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (NVQ) or equivalent
  • Accredited checking technician

Personal Qualities


  • Customer relations techniques



  • Experience of being in a Medicines Management role e.g. Assessment of Patients own medicines, drug history taking, medicines reconciliation.
  • 1 year post qualification experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


King George Hospital



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