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Pharmacy Technician - Controlled Drugs

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum Plus 5% HCAS (Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Pharmacy Technician looking for an exciting and challenging specialist role within a busy department?

We are looking to recruit a Pharmacy Technician to join our friendly, patient-centred Pharmacy team based within the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex . This role is the Lead Pharmacy Technician for Controlled Drugs supervisingthe supply of Controlled Drugs and FP10 Prescription pads to Trust Wards and Departments,

For this role you will need to be registered with the GPhC and to have achieved a Regional Final Accuracy Checking Accreditation.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will be responsible for providing an accurate and efficient service in the pharmacy dispensary and on the wards. You will need to be a highly motivated and responsible individual with a passion for customer service and team work. You must have a high level of attention to detail and develop knowledge around the laws and working practices related to controlled drugs and FP10s. You will also be a final accuracy checker and able to carry out all other dispensary related duties including dispensing and team leading as well as carrying out medicines optimisation duties on the wards.

You will participate in the stock control of Controlled Drugs and report back to Lead Pharmacist Patient Services, be responsible for the ordering of FP10 prescription pads, supervise the ordering of Controlled Drugs and carry out audit of ward and department Controlled Drug registers .

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills further through our development programme supported by a friendly and experienced team.

Working patterns will include some late standby shifts, weekend and bank holiday working with an on-call commitment.

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification, available to download at any time.

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level 3 and BTEC or equivalent qualification in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Post qualification experience



  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Achieved Accredited Checking Technician scheme


  • Medicines Management qualification

Personal Specification


  • Interest in CD role

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital


CM20 1QX

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