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Pharmacy Technician

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Pharmacy Technician to provide and develop the clinical pharmacy service within Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. If you're looking for an innovative clinical role, that is at the forefront of delivering patient-tailored care within the inpatient and community services, with exciting opportunities for professional development and a good work-life balance, then look no further.

This exciting role has been created as part of the Kent and Medway Community Mental Health Transformation Programme designed to support patients, with severe mental illness (SMI), to live fulfilling independent lives in the community. The Pharmacy Technician will join our established and respected team based at St Martins Hospital in Canterbury, working both in the inpatient and community settings. We are passionate and dedicated to ensure medicines safety is at the heart of patient care.

Our Pharmacy Technicians are provided with opportunities for personal growth and development, including support to do accredited medicine management qualification and NHS leadership courses.

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**Previous applicants need not apply**

Main duties of the job

Working closely with the multidisciplinary team, key aspects of this clinical post will include providing a comprehensive medicine management service to the inpatient and community services. This will include focusing on medicines reconciliation on admission, discharge facilitation, patient counselling, medicines supply and delivering pharmacy services in clozapine and depot clinics in the locality. Extended roles include contributing to the audit and teaching agendas and supporting the coordination and supply of clozapine to community patients, including near patient testing at clozapine monitoring clinics.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • NVQ 3 or equivalent
  • Registered with GPhC
  • Medications management knowledge including appropriate policies and legislation acquired through formal education and specialist training


  • Accredited Medicine management qualification
  • Accredited accuracy checking qualification
  • Experience in using the Point of Care Haematology (PocHi) machine



  • Minimum of 12 months post-qualification experience
  • Working within a clinical/ward environment
  • Working in various disciplines and across organisational boundaries, linking primary and secondary care


  • Experience and/or an interest in mental health

Knowledge and Skills


  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good at practical problem solving
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own workload


  • Good understanding of the issues affecting mental health prescribing
  • Project management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


St Martin's Hospital, Canterbury

Littlebourne Road



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