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Band 5 Rotational Clinical Pharmacy Technician

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum incl HCAS (inner)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK. Our modern state of the art pharmacy with robotic and automated technology currently comprises of a dedicated team of 150 staff. The pharmacy service includes dispensing medication for in-patients and out-patients, managing a Top-up service to wards and clinics, running a satellite pharmacy service and a comprehensive ward service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person with good interpersonal and organisational skills who will enjoy being part of this friendly, dynamic team.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support the pharmacy technician team leaders and clinical pharmacist team leaders in the provision of a ward-based pharmacy service to the clinical speciality and associated wards. This position is open to pharmacy technicians with limited or extensive experience, we would like to hear from you and full training and support will be given.

The post holder will participate in rotations through clinical teams in Neuro, Cardiac, Medicine, Surgery, Haematology/Oncology, Infectious diseases, Unplanned care, and women's health & Paediatrics. You will work alongside a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to provide a core service of medicines optimisation in clinical areas.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a professional registered Pharmacy Technician whose duties will include supporting the Lead Specialist Pharmacy Technicians (Medicines Management) in developing and maintaining the medicines management service at ward level. This will include the assessment of patients own drugs, medicines reconciliation, providing original pack dispensing, counselling patients about their medicines and co-ordinating supply of discharge medicines which includes dispensing TTAs on the wards. The post holder will also support the induction and training of ward-based technicians ATO's, Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians and Trainee pharmacists.

The candidate must hold the NVQ level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent and be a professional registered Pharmacy Technician who has achieved the Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) qualification.

The successful candidate will require excellent communication skills and enjoy both an individual challenge and working as part of a large team.

About us

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest healthcare organisations and has also integrated with Community Services Wandsworth. The Trust shares its main hospital site in southwest London with St George's University of London and is linked to Kingston Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences. St George's has an established national and international reputation as a leading hospital for specialist care including neurosciences, cardiac care, stroke and cancer. We also provide excellent local care to the residents of Wandsworth, and regional care as both an acute, hyper acute stroke unit and trauma Centre.

The Trust is a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital, and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement. We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St George's Healthcare is available on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • NVQ Pharmacy Level 3 plus an accredited underpinning knowledge (BTEC in pharmaceutical science or equivalent).
  • Registration with GPhC
  • Accredited Pharmacy Technician


  • ACPT facilitator
  • Completed Practice Supervisor and/or Educational Supervisor course



  • Portfolio demonstrating competence of previous and current pharmacy practice skills and knowledge and CPD
  • Experience of supervising staff and workload on a day-to-day basis
  • Experience of staff training
  • Experience of dispensing in a specialist area e.g. clinical trials, HIV, unlicensed


  • Experience of participation in audit, project management
  • Experience of delivering induction and competency based training.



  • Familiarity with Pharmacy IT systems
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Competent in all areas of dispensing practice


  • Experience as a mentor

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust London

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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