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Band 4/5 Clinical Pharmacy Technician - Development Post

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£25,147 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to progress your pharmacy career. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and well-motivated individuals to join our friendly team of pharmacy technicians who provide a range of pharmaceutical services in this busy acute hospital Trust.

In this progressive role, you will be fully supported to gain the skills and experience required to practice at an advanced level in the hospital setting. As the successful candidate, you will first commence in the role at band 4, and then upon completion of an individualised development plan you will progress to your role as Clinical Pharmacy Technician, Band 5.

You need to be a qualified Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC to apply, however applications from candidates due to qualify & register this year will be considered. Experience of hospital pharmacy is not essential as you will be well-supported in training and developing into this role.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role. For further information about the role please contact Helen Laws -- -- 0121 627 8730.

Main duties of the job

An excellent development opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated pharmacy technicians to join our diverse team to support the ward and multi-disciplinary team in developing a high-quality pharmacy service.

Your main duties will be working on wards carrying out a comprehensive medicines management service which will encompass assessment of patient's own medicines, medicines reconciliation, and counselling for discharge. In addition, the ward based teams are heavily involved in the governance of medicines through our regular cycle of audits.

You must have good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to show you are self- motivated and flexible in your approach to your work to meet the requirements for our developing service.

You will have:

*A nationally recognised Pharmacy Technician qualification and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council

*An accredited accuracy checking qualification or working towards this qualification

*Community or hospital experience

*A flexible approach to accommodate the needs of the service

*Good time management skills

A requirement to participate in evening working, weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis will be necessary.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *GCSEs -- Mathematics and English (Grade B/5) and four other subjects including Science (Grade C/4)
  • Or
  • *GCSEs: Mathematics, English and Science (Grade C/4 or equivalent) and two other GCSEs (Grade C/4) and successful achievement of the pharmacy service skills Level 2 NVQ qualification (or equivalent)
  • Or
  • *Three A levels, one of which is a relevant science subject and Mathematics B/5 (GCSE or equivalent)
  • Or
  • *Degree in science or humanities and Mathematics B/5 (GCSE or equivalent)
  • *Level 3 Diploma in Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Or
  • *BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills
  • or equivalent as defined by the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • *Dispensing Accuracy Accreditation, West Midland's scheme or equivalent
  • *Evidence of Continued Professional Development
  • *Professional Registration with the GPhC
  • *Accredited Checking Technician (National Framework)


  • *Accredited Checking Technician (National Framework)



  • *Two years' work experience in Pharmacy pre-qualification
  • *Currently practicing as a band 4 pharmacy technician / equivalent or above with post-qualification experience within an acute setting
  • *The ability to demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge and the relevant practical experience for the post
  • *Significant experience within a pharmacy setting
  • *Experience of the specialist function for area of responsibility
  • *Experience of organising other grades of staff and their workload
  • *Experienced in working to policies and procedures
  • *Significant experience within a hospital pharmacy setting
  • *Understanding of Good Distribution Practice (GDP)
  • *Health and Safety at Work and COSHH
  • *Understanding of dispensing, stock control, supply and I.T systems and processes
  • *Knowledge of Code of Practice / Customer Care
  • *Knowledge of medicines, side effects and where to find further information
  • *Knowledge of practices, policies and procedures associated with the job
  • *Understands the need for delivering a cost effective service and the required work practices to reduce waste


  • *Experience working as a Clinical Pharmacy Technician or similar capacity
  • *Deputising for senior personnel, co-ordinating daily work flow including situational staff management
  • *Experience in setting up new working practices or procedures
  • *Participation in the training and mentoring of staff
  • *Understanding of ward environment

Additional Criteria


  • *Able to demonstrate clear thinking, assess and solve simple problems
  • *Takes responsibility for own work/actions and contribution to the team success
  • *Able to communicate at an appropriate level complex information verbally, written or electronically as required
  • *Able to manage own time and tasks effectively to achieve objective
  • *Able to identify customer needs and deliver service to required level
  • *Demonstrates IT and keyboard skills including e-mail, word-processing
  • *Able to set work objectives for others supporting with training and mentoring. Managing deviation from objectives and timescales
  • *Demonstrates suitable interpersonal skills to work with other healthcare professionals and meet patient needs
  • *Motivates self and others
  • *Has knowledge and skills to advise patients on use of medicines at an appropriate level to support their treatment/care
  • *Recognises when issues/activities fall out of their scope and/or ability refers appropriately
  • *Demonstrates initiative
  • *Able to assess staff performance and provide constructive feedback
  • *Understands need for and is able to work to defined procedures
  • *Demonstrates ability to guide, support and train other members of staff
  • *Adaptable to change
  • *Ability to work in a team
  • *Enthusiastic, reliable and trustworthy and displays a mature attitude
  • *Good time management
  • *Careful and accurate in work
  • *Able to demonstrate discretion and diplomacy
  • *Fair and objective
  • *Flexible to the demands of the post, the needs of the pharmacy service and other staff
  • *Good team player and able to motive others
  • *Self-motivated and sound use of own initiative
  • *Keen to improve and develop the pharmacy service and committed to the concept of technician-led services
  • *Keen to develop own person skill and use these for the benefit of others
  • *Able to demonstrate timely referral to senior staff appropriately
  • *Ability to travel to other Trust sites
  • *Flexible to work in accordance with service needs
  • *Committed to abide by the Trust Vision and Values


  • *Capable of developing and implementing SOPs in conjunction with the line manager
  • *Able to assess staff performance and provide constructive feedback
  • *Demonstrates ability to undertake a variety of tasks
  • *Demonstrates ability to instruct junior staff on dispensing of complicated drug regimens / clinical trials dispensing and unlicensed products
  • *Awareness of future developments within Pharmacy

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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