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Pharmacy Technician Specialist (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a position available for this post at St. James University Hospital.We are looking for a dynamic individual who can ensure the consistent delivery of high quality supply of medicines to patients within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. The successful candidate will be expected to work within the multi-disciplinary team, maintain high standards of practice while supporting staff on a daily basis.

Their responsibilities will include leading the team ensuring their development needs are met through appraisals and on going support and development. They will be expected to support the Pharmacy Technician Team Leader in practice and service projects as well as the day to day running of the dispensary.

We are looking for someone who is proactive, has an energetic nature, who is methodical and organised and able to work using their own initiative.

The successful candidate will participate in 1 in 4 weekend rota and a 1 in 6 evening shift until 8pm.

Interviews TBC - 30th July

Main duties of the job

Key duties will involve:

Manage and develop the daily delivery of the Pharmacy Service in Inpatient Pharmacy including labelling and dispensing, accuracy checking, stock control and ordering.

Line manage and supervise technical and support staff within the Inpatient Pharmacy.

Support and deputise for the Pharmacy Technician Team Leader in decision making and manage service requirements

Some Attendance Management including co-ordination of annual leave and lieu time for staff in the Team Leaders absence.

About us

Leeds is a wonderful city to work in and LTHT is an organisation that puts its patients first and highly values and supports its staff.

Pharmacy is a forward thinking department that values the contribution of all our staff. There are plenty of opportunities to progress within different areas of our pharmacy services should you wish to.

The inpatient pharmacy team at LGI is a small, team, SJUH is a a larger team, both are friendly and extremely supportive teams that are also very sociable. The work is often fast paced and busy and the whole team pulls together to achieve the most efficient service for our patients.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage and develop the daily delivery of a specialist technical service within a designated section. This will incorporate the pharmacy strategy for medicines management. The post holder will also perform a range of medicine supply functions these will be predominantly concerned with accuracy checking and management of stock control.

The post holder will be required to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays on a rotational basis.

Performs the role of Lead Technician during evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays and is a named member on the Pharmacy MAJAX call out procedure.


Line management and supervision of staff within assigned area. Direct and support staff assigned to the specific area on rotation including other technical grades, pre-registration and qualified pharmacists. Responsible for training and development, attendance management including co-ordination of annual leave and lieu time for staff assigned to that area. Maintain links with other Specialist Pharmacy Technicians, managers and other pharmacy staff to ensure a safe and efficient service.

Ensure departmental work is completed within agreed deadlines. Ensure equipment and materials are used responsibly relating to Trust risk assessments. Ensure all staff complies with Trust and Pharmacy Policies and Procedures. Responsible for all stock control ensuring optimum stock levels and minimal wastage, including ordering and receipt of medicines and consumables into designated area. Report departmental statistics, including dispensing errors and incidents, to relevant services manager on a monthly basis.


BTEC in Pharmaceutical science, NVQ level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent.

Member of or eligible to become technician registrant of General Pharmaceutical Council

Extensive post qualification experience

Supervisory / Management experience of staff

Expert knowledge of good dispensing/distribution/manufacturing practice

High level of knowledge of medicine stock control systems

Hospital pharmacy experience

Excellent literacy, numeric and written communication skills

Accuracy checking experience

Experience of managing change

Experience of training/assessing staff

Experience of developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Computer skills


Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values.

Person Specification

Skills & Behaviours


  • Support and value staff and colleagues
  • Able to work in a team and motivate staff
  • Enthusiastic, relaible and felxible/adaptable


  • Able to cope with conflict and handle difficult situations
  • Behave professionally and Lead by example



  • BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science or NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services


  • Supervisory or Management Qualification
  • NVQ Level 3 Train the Trainer or equivilant



  • Labelling, Dispensing and Accuracy checking experience
  • Stock management and ordering experience
  • Leadership, Management or supervisory experience
  • Managing change and improvement work


  • Incident and error reporting procedures
  • Health and safety and COSHH

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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