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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Management

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust and have not been an employee of the Trust in the previous 3 years. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

An opportunity has arisen for a registered Pharmacy Technician to join our ward based teams.

Working closely with our clinical pharmacists and other healthcare professionals the successful candidate will help provide a quality pharmacy service to wards and departments across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Main duties will include medicines reconciliation, assessing the suitability of patients' own drugs, ordering named patient medication and supporting audit and quality improvement initiatives. There will be regular dispensary slots which include final accuracy checking plus the supervision and training of new and pre-registration staff.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to work across the organisation but being based at Highbury Hospital, Lings Bar Hospital, Blossomwood (formerly Millbrook Mental Health Unit) or Sherwood Oaks to be discussed at interview. Specialities covered will include AMH, MHSOP, CAMHS and physical healthcare. A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is therefore required however reasonable adjustments will be made for individuals as necessary in line with the Equality Act 2010.

You should have post qualification experience of working in a hospital pharmacy. Experience in a mental health setting is desirable but not essential as full training and support will be given.

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level 3, BTEC or equivalent in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Registration Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council



  • Previous varied NHS hospital experience at AFC band 4 or above
  • Evidence of ongoing training and personal development.
  • Evidence of leading and/or responsible for delivering a service/function/project or development
  • Effective stock control


  • Previous experience using pharmacy computer systems (CMM)
  • Named patient ordering
  • Medicines reconciliation
  • Checking technician or working towards accreditation
  • Experience of patient counselling



  • Leadership
  • Judgment on prescriptions & request of Medicines
  • Judgment on when to refer to pharmacist or senior colleague
  • Organising Self to deliver required work on time
  • Priorities & planning
  • Policy & SOP implementation & contribution to development
  • Computer skills for dispensing, stock control & general document generation

Values and Behaviour


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


The Wells Road Centre



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