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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Stock Management

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Parenteral Services Unit (PSU) of the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Senior Technician who has experience of stock management, and wishes to develop their management and supervisory skills while working in our busy aseptic unit.

The role will also enable you to identify and implement positive changes to our processes that will have a real impact on patients, the department and the Trust.

The unit provides cytotoxic chemotherapy treatments and Parenteral Nutrition to the BHOC, St. Michael's Hospital and the Bristol Royal Children's Hospital. You will be joining our dynamic team of pharmacists, technicians and assistants at an exciting and challenging time in developing a first class aseptic service.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential and you must be organised, flexible, adaptable, and able to work well with and motivate a team.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work within a team of Senior Technicians, each with dedicated responsibilities. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for:

Stock management

The post-holder will hold overall responsibility for all ordering and stock control activities in the department as detailed in the job description.

Chemotherapy service

Assisting the Senior Technician team with the day-to-day running of chemotherapy service.

Staff Management

Management and supervisory responsibilities as detailed in the job description.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together acombined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent careto the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improvingpatient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol andWeston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, bothwith easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Qualified pharmacy technician: BTEC / NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or relevant Professional qualification (e.g. MCIPS or equivalent)
  • Registered, or eligible to register, with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a pharmacy technician
  • Evidence of current GCP training, or willing to undertake such training
  • Accredited Product Approver, or willing to undertake training and accreditation within an agreed timeline


  • Evidence of leadership training

Knowledge and Experience


  • Considerable experience of procurement / stock management in a hospital setting
  • Evidence of working with diverse stakeholder groups (For example, customers/clients/suppliers)
  • Experience in staff supervision and training
  • Demonstrable experience of planning, development or service improvement


  • A working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Experience in aseptic preparation services, with specific experience in chemotherapy

Skills and Abilities


  • Team Leadership skills including motivational skills
  • Organisational skills specifically related to staff, workflow and documentation systems
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good time management - ability to prioritise and organise own and others' work to meet agreed deadlines
  • Computer literate e.g. word processing, use of spreadsheets and presentations


  • Aseptic dispensing skills



  • Positive approach to change
  • Able to work alone and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible Approach
  • Ability to use own initiative appropriately

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Horfield Road



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