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Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician - Community Health In-patients

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified Pharmacy Technician looking to take the next step in your career? Are you looking for a role that can offer you autonomy but also support with your career progression?

Due to some additional funding, we are excited to be able to be recruit a new Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician to join our dynamic team based on community health wards at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading, and West Berkshire Community Hospital, Thatcham.

As a key member of the pharmacy clinical services team, you will contribute to the development and implementation of clinical pharmacy services, key objectives and the efficient use of resources. You will work with pharmacists, and Clinical pharmacy Technicians, liaising closely with the Clinical Pharmacy Technicians Team Manager, and integrate with the ward teams to give great patient care and experience.

For this position we are looking for someone from a hospital pharmacy background who has a greater clinical knowledge and is confident in supporting more junior colleagues.

As a Trust we are big on staff development and grow your own and can in return offer you autonomy and variation within your role and also the chance to further develop your leadership and clinical knowledge through both internal and external fully funded courses.

The service operates 9-5 Monday to Friday and we are open to applications from both full and part time candidates.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsibility for the ongoing development and delivery of our Clinical Pharmacy vision
  • Ensuring effective implementation and operation of Clinical Pharmacy Technician functions
  • Support the CPPTM with the ongoing delivery and development of Clinical Pharmacy Technician services within the area, and in a coordinated way across the Trust
  • Lead by example, modelling the role of Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician, and working with all other Pharmacy colleagues to ensure seamless services

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 solution

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 site

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Registered pharmacy technician with GPhC
  • Accuracy checking qualification
  • Ward based management qualification (National or equivelent)
  • Full driving license and access to vehicle

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

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Sara Jackson, Clinical Pharmacy Technician Team Manager on 07824 547420 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



  • Registered pharmacy technician with GPhC
  • Nationally accredited medicines optimisation qualification intermediate level
  • Nationally accredited checking technician qualification.
  • BTEC level four: Professional Diploma in Pharmacy Clinical Services or equivalent experience


  • APTUK member
  • Nationally accredited medicines optimisation qualification advanced level
  • NVQ A1 Assessor for pharmacy services



  • Evidence of recent and ongoing CPD development


  • Coaching and mentoring training

Previous Experience


  • Substantial post registration hospital pharmacy experience
  • Detailed knowledge of CPT professional standards and practice and acting as a role model for these
  • Knowledge and experience of leadership, management, supervision and development of staff
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing improvements in the quality of service
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Development of systems and processes to support patient experience, feedback and public involvement
  • Experience of recruitment and appointment procedures
  • Experience of working with multidisciplinary teams and ward environments


  • Implementation of quality improvement methodology
  • Mental health services experience
  • Community hospital experience
  • Knowledge and experience in delivering national CPT training programmes

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate information & deal with difficult conversations
  • Able to build, lead (and work with/as part of) multiple teams within pharmacy
  • Able to build relationships and work with/as part of multi- disciplinary teams within the wider Trust network
  • Influencing, negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Resilient self-confident and have a positive attitude Able to constructively challenge
  • Planning/project management skills
  • Ability to write, review and follow Standard Operating Procedures accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and work under pressure at times
  • Be capable of making decisions and act on own initiative
  • Be able to recognise and communicate the need for change and able to participate in change management.
  • Be able to delegate to, and coordinate with, other staff
  • Support and train pharmacy staff undertaking relevant clinical pharmacy processes and procedures
  • Good IT skills including the use of standard MS Office programmes, the internet and all pharmacy computer systems
  • Understand and works within their own clinical limitations and know when and who to refer to

Additional Requirements


  • Ability and willingness to travel to multiple Trust sites
  • Full UK driver's license and access to a motor vehicle that can be used for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Pharmacy Dept - Prospect Park Hospital

Honey End Lane


RG30 4EJ

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