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Senior Pharmacy Technician, Medicines Management

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year p.a. inc. Outer London HCAS
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior pharmacy technician to join the Pharmacy team at Harefield Hospital. We are looking for a highly motivated and organised technician to support and develop medicines management on the cardiothoracic and transplant wards. This role is an ideal opportunity for a technician looking to progress in their career and to specialise in these innovative and exciting fields. Experience in ward based medicines management is essential for this role. As a Senior Pharmacy Medicines Management technician you will:
  • Lead the provision of medicines management to patients' on the cardiothoracic and transplant wards.
  • Lead on medicines reconciliation, patient counselling, patient self-administration of medicine (SAM) schemes, reuse of patient's own medicines, homecare services and ward stock management .
  • Have the opportunity to qualify as an Educational Supervisor for student technicians and ATOs.
  • Support the development of our medicines management services to the wards at an exciting time of transitional change.
  • Work closely with the multidisciplinary teams to deliver a high quality medicines management service.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead on medicines reconciliation, patient counselling, reuse of patients own medicines and management of ward stock.
  • To counsel patients on the use of their current medication and any new medication that is started by the Trust.
  • To help lead the provision of the use of patients own drugs (POD's) and patient self-administration of medicine (SAM) schemes.
  • To act as an Educational Supervisor for student technicians and ATOs.
  • Participate and lead in the development and maintenance of home care services, including generating homecare prescriptions.
  • Work as an accredited checking technician in the dispensary and at a ward level.
  • To provide support for clinical pharmacists.
  • To liaise with and support dispensary services
  • To liaise with and support nursing staff.
  • To deliver patient group education

You will have:Experience of relevant hospital pharmacy work and be registered with the GPHCHold the ACPT qualificationHold AIMMS or MOP qualification or willing to undertakeHold the Educational Supervisor qualification or willing to undertakeHave excellent organisational and time management skills and good customer service and communication skillsEvidence of effective team workingExperience of counselling patientsEvidence of good problem solving skillsMotivated and a can do attitude

About us

On 1st February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals became part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - a truly once-in a generation development. Together, we are taking our first steps towards our vision of creating a brand-new centre of excellence, which will be the global leader in the research into and treatment of heart and lung disease in patients from pre-birth to old age. We are developing some exciting plans and we want you to join us - so come and help to change the shape of healthcare for our heart and lung patients world-wide.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for the full duties and responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification



  • oBTEC or NVQ3 in Pharmaceutical Science
  • oRegistered Pharmacy Technician with GPhC
  • oAccredited Checking Pharmacy Technician qualification.
  • oAccreditation in Medicines Management for Pharmacy Technicians (AIMM) or Medicines Optimisation Programme (MOP) - or willing to complete.


  • oEducational supervisor qualification or equivalent.
  • Edward Jenner qualification



  • oExtensive hospital experience as a qualified Pharmacy technician in all aspects of pharmaceutical delivery
  • oExperience in training staff
  • oExperience of continual delivery of medicines management services at ward level
  • oGood competence in patient counselling
  • oExperience of stock management and top up service


  • oExperience of guideline and/or policy development
  • oOral presentation to groups of healthcare professionals



  • oAbility to work quickly, accurately and in an organised manner
  • oThe ability to identify and prioritise work
  • oLeadership skills
  • oGood team player
  • oExtensive use of Pharmacy computer systems to delivery all aspects of Pharmacy services


  • oExperience of EPIC
  • oManaging change

Skills (cont'd)


  • oAttention to detail and accuracy
  • oMeets set targets
  • oProfessional demeanor with good communication
  • oEnthusiastic, approachable, adaptable and assertive
  • oAbility to work under pressure

Other Requirements


  • oRequirement to be involved in bank holiday, weekend (including 7 day working)


  • Experience of conducting pharmacy audit work

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Harefield Hospital

Hill End Road



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