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Lead Pharmacy Technician - Dispensing Services

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Pharmacy Technician looking to take your career to new heights? Whether you are looking for a change or career progression, we want to hear from you.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - one of the leading Trusts in London, we might just have the role for you. We are on the lookout for driven Senior Pharmacy Technicians, to join our dynamic Pharmacy Team at Charing Cross Hospital

Our Pharmacy Dispensary Teams, offer a patient-centred dispensing service for our bustling wards and clinics. In this role you will be working alongside some of the best in the field, giving you the opportunity to learn and develop new ways of working!

As an Accuracy Checking accredited Lead Pharmacy Technician, you will be responsible for the providing a high quality and patient-centered Dispensary service to the wards and departments of ICHT. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Senior Team for Dispensing Services and will be responsible for the smooth running of the Dispensary. You will facilitate the timely supply of inpatient, clinic and discharge medication by co-ordinating the workflow and maintaining availability of stocked medication.

Ensuring compliance with our internal, Trust and national policies - you will uphold the high standards of the Pharmacy Department in leading by example and motivating colleagues to preserve our dynamic and reactive Dispensary services.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Patient services leadership team in the provision of a high quality patient focused dispensing service to patients of the Trust, associated hospitals and community clinics.
  • To assist with the management of all technical functions of the dispensary, and provide professional leadership to all technical dispensary staff.
  • To develop, train, motivate and encourage all staff working within the dispensary including (but not exclusively) pharmacists and technicians.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • NVQ Level 3 (or recognised equivalent) in Pharmaceutical Services (or similar)
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Hold an Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician qualification (or be willing to work towards completion within 18 months of recruitment)


  • A1/NVQ/AVA Assessor (or equivalent)



  • Extensive experience working in a UK hospital pharmacy setting
  • An understanding of all aspects and services provided by a UK hospital pharmacy
  • Experience working in Hospital Pharmacy setting


  • Experience in implementing and managing change
  • Ward stock top up experience

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Understanding of the roles and practice of pharmacy staff
  • Analytical ability for problem solving
  • To adapt, support and implement changes to operations
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Experience dispensing and supplying oral chemotherapy medications using the ARIA / Chemocare computer system

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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