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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Clinical Services

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are offering an excellent opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician to join our Clinical Pharmacy Team. Our Senior Pharmacy technician team provide outstanding services to critical care, the emergency department and inpatient wards. As a tertiary centre, our specialist wards include respiratory, cardiology, neurology, transplant, haematology, oncology, maternity and paediatrics.

This essential role provides the opportunity for committed Pharmacy technicians to put their skills into practice, working with innovative technology and systems, whilst also continuing to build further skills for future career progression. You will participate in the medicines reconciliation process, supply of medication during inpatient stay, support effective & timely discharge and patient counselling.

Main duties of the job

  • To improve the quality of care to patients in clinical & ward areas by means of an efficient medicines management system. This will include the use of patient's own drugs (PODs), providing in-patient supply dispensing, near-patient discharge systems and counselling patients about their medicines.
  • To support the Associate Chief Pharmacist - Clinical Pharmacy Services, Chief Pharmacy Technician and Principal Pharmacy Technician - Clinical Services in the delivery of the departmental medicines management strategy via provision of technical ward based pharmacy services.
  • To contribute to the strategic and operational planning of technical ward based services.
  • To provide training for all pharmacy staff on all aspects of technical medicines management, including medicines reconciliation (MR) as required and act as an 'Educational Supervisor' for Pharmacy technicians training within the clinical services team.
  • To rotate around defined clinical areas according to experience

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 13,000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a senior member of the Clinical Pharmacy Technician Team, you will participate in the day to day management of clinical staff, responding to the needs of the organisation, facilitating and supporting patient flow throughout the hospital. The Clinical Pharmacy Technician Team also provide and deliver training, undertake clinical audit and service evaluations, contributing to service planning and development.

We provide excellent education and development opportunities including, national recognised accreditations in Medicines Reconciliation, Medicines Management and Accuracy Checking, with further Leadership training also available.

We are looking for highly motivated registered Pharmacy Technicians with excellent organisational and training skills, able to work under pressure whilst ensuring accuracy in all aspects of technical pharmacy. Please note there is one full time permanent role.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 27th June 2024

Interviews are due to be held week commencing 8th July 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Minimum qualification NVQ3 Pharmacy Services, BTEC Pharmaceutical Science or CGLI/Apoth Hall pre 1985 certificates or equivalent.
  • Registered with the GPhCAccredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT)
  • Medicines management accreditation (National Framework /or in-house recognised equivalent confirmed at interview)
  • Medicines reconciliation accreditation (National Framework /or in-house recognised equivalent confirmed at interview)


  • Post-registration management or leadership qualification
  • Train the trainer course (or equivalent)
  • Accredited educational supervisor for Medicines Management and Medicines Reconciliation (national framework) or equivalent
  • Member of APTUK
  • Post registration qualification in Pharmaceutical medicines Management and/or patient consultation skills e.g. Certificate In Medicines Management for Pharmacy Technicians Patient Counselling skills or equivalent



  • Recent and significant post-qualification experience including hospital ward and dispensary pharmacy
  • Current post Band 5 or equivalent
  • Contributor to at least one service development
  • Experience of medication history taking and medicines reconciliation
  • Training and educational supervision
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills


  • Knowledge and experience of audit methodology
  • Project management skills
  • Experience of patient counselling
  • Experience of using an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system



  • Policies and procedures
  • Clinical and information governance
  • Formulary management and application
  • Awareness of NICE, NLRS, MHRA/CSM and involved in implementation of relevant guidance



  • Good communication skills (verbal and written). (Regularly communicates with key groups/stakeholders, including those with barriers to understanding)
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Good organisational skills self and others
  • Proven ability to meet objectives and targets
  • Ability to respond to change and apply and facilitate new developments without difficulty
  • Resilient and able to cope under pressure
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with others
  • Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours (e.g. on rota weekends/public holidays late dispensary duties etc.)
  • Receptive to priorities of patients, carers and other staff groups
  • Good oral and written presentation skills
  • Motivated/self-disciplined

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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