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Pharmacy Technician

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are a qualified Pharmacy Technician looking for a new rewarding and challenging role, comeand join our CQC rated 'Outstanding' Trust. We currently have an opportunity for a PharmacyTechnician to join our team. You will deliver a high quality, safe and effective pharmacy service toour community health and mental health services across our sites in Berkshire both from thedispensary and on our in-patient wards.

We are a small friendly team, based at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading where our dispensary islocated. You will have the opportunity to work at our community hospitals across Berkshireincluding Slough, Newbury, Wokingham, Maidenhead and Reading, as well as on the mentalhealth wards at Prospect Park hospital.

Our working hours are currently 09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday with you also working a late shiftin the dispensary on a rota basis, which means no nights or weekends. We offer free parking onsite.

Main duties of the job

This is a joint role, with time spent both in the dispensary and our wards:
  • Delivering a fast and effective pharmacy services to the wards and departments
  • Completing accuracy checking session(s)
  • Providing an admission, supply and discharge service to nominated wards.
  • Checking Patients' Own Drugs (PODs).
  • Undertaking medicines reconciliation.
  • Discharge planning and supporting patients to ensure that they get the best possibleoutcomes from their medicines.
  • Providing a ward top-up service.
  • Working with the clozapine clinic team to ensure medicines are ready for the Trust wideclinics.
  • Developing skills and knowledge as part of a commitment to CPD and Clinical Supervision
  • Providing support to Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians and support workers while theyundertake their learning.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC.
  • Nationally recognised ward-based qualification to include POD checking, supply and medicines reconciliation or a commitment to work towards this.
  • Nationally recognised Accuracy checking qualification or a commitment to work toward this.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between Trust locations within Berkshire.

  • If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstandingtogether.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Sara Jackson or Josanne Joseph on 01189605080 or email: or wholl be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC
    • Nationally recognised ward-based qualification to include POD checking, Supply and Medicines Reconciliation, or commitment to work towards this.
    • Nationally recognised Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician qualification or commitment to work towards this.


    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (Integrated Apprenticeship award with evidence of working in a ward-based environment and carrying out the final accuracy check of dispensed products.

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Commitment to undertake appropriate pharmacy accreditations as part of career progression
    • Commitment to undertake in-house Pharmacy Training Programme

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of mental health pharmacy
    • Experience of hospital pharmacy
    • Current accuracy checking skills
    • Current ward-based pharmacy technician experience including POD checking, supply, and medicines reconciliation

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


    • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Good IT skills including the use of standard office programmes, the internet, Trust software and all pharmacy computer systems

    Additional Requirements


    • Ability and willingness to travel between Trust locations within Berkshire in a timely manner when public transport may not be available.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Pharmacy Dept - Prospect Park Hospital


    RG30 4EJ

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