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Higher Level Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Optimisation

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Higher Level Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician.

The Medicines Optimisation Technician team would love to hear from Pharmacy Technicians who would like to expand their skills and knowledge by joining the developing and growing team in this exciting role. In the heart of Buckinghamshire countryside, the Trust is located conveniently close to London and Oxford. We provide services to three main sites, Wycombe, Amersham and Stoke Mandeville. As a progressive department we continually look to be at the forefront of medicines management and are committed to the development of our staff. We fully support CPD.

Main duties of the job

  • Participate in the dispensing of medicines via dispensing for discharge system at ward level
  • Aid in the continuing development and roll out of the existing ward-based Medicines Optimisation Technician (MOT) service and pharmacy strategy.
  • To play a key role in the future planning and implementation of pharmacy ward-based Medicines Optimisation Technician services.
  • Undertake Medicines Optimisation duties on a rotational basis within a defined area of ward-based practice.
  • Deliver and record savings from appropriate supply and re-use of medicines.
  • Promote a culture of learning and development within the Pharmacy MOT team.
  • Support Pharmacy clinical services to meet the Trust Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.


  • Accredited Checking Technician (or willingness to undertake)
  • Accredited Medicines Management Technician ((or willingness to undertake - recognised qualification).



  • Relevant hospital experience


  • Experience of Medicines Optimisation at ward level
  • Experience of audits
  • Experience of counselling patients
  • Experience of training other pharmacy staff

Additional Pharmacy Skills


  • Medicines Optimisation Qualification or similar experience


  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician Qualification



  • Able to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Work, communicate and provide effective leadership within a team


  • Ability to work alone and in a team



  • Available to work weekend and public holidays on rota


  • Ability to be flexible and to travel across sites to help if required with workloads and upcoming projects/training

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital (Cross site working)

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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