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Lead Pharmacy Technician Ward Services

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to take the next step into your career and make a difference in patient care?

It is an exciting time to join our Ward Based Pharmacy Team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust as we are aboutto move into our new home, Midland Metropolitan University Hospital!

We are looking for an exceptional, hard working Lead Clinical Ward Services Technician with hospital ward and medicines management experience, to help lead the team of Ward Based Technicians in delivering high quality, medicines management pharmacy services to our patients and wards in our brand new hospital MMUH.

So, if you have what it takes, are innovative, ready to be challenged and can demonstrate assertiveness, coaching, mentoring skills whilst leading and managing a team and putting the patient at the heart of everything you do, then we want to hear from you!join our team - we're going places!Approximately 2 miles down the road!

Main duties of the job

The post holder must be a qualified Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician, registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

You will be required to complete our Ward Based Training programme. You will be responsible for a group of technicians and have oversight of organising the medicines management and governance of a group of wards. This will involve drug history and reconciliation with patients, undertaking audits, directing and leading other staff, service forecasting and rota planning.

You will be supported to become a line manager of a group of Technicians all at varying stages of their careers. The ability to deliver high quality care and contribute to the overall success of the team is essential. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills you must be flexible, reliable and conscientious and be able to work in a busy, but driven environment, which may be on any site in the Trust.

Contribute to and coordinate rotas for ACT slots and maintain, develop standard operating procedures and training packs, undertake recruitment and interviews.

Working weekends and Bank holidays are a core part of the post and on a rota basis, currently 1 in 4. Adhere to rota for ACT final checking slots, Helping the dispensaries at the end of day.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Stephanie Parkes/Helen Whiles 0121-507-5234 or 3565 / Work Mobile : 07811714741

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information, please see the attached job description and person specification for more details.

    Person Specification



    • Significant experience at Band 5 level successfully delivering pharmacy services.
    • Proven experience of supervising technical /support staff in a pharmacy department.
    • Proven experience of leading pharmacy staff or a team
    • Proven experience of medicines management.
    • Develop, implement and undertake audits.
    • Proven ability to dispense medicines accurately without making errors.
    • Proven ability to dispense medicines accurately without making errors.
    • Experience in dispensing clinical trials.
    • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession.
    • To be able to handle safely and competently pharmaceutical equipment and medicines used in the dispensing process.
    • Contribution to clinical education of less experienced staff, students or assistants
    • Experience of staff appraisal systems and CPD.


    • Proven experience of managing technical /support staff in a pharmacy department.
    • Line managed individuals or team
    • Recruitment experience and interviewing



    • NVQ3, BTEC or equivalent in pharmaceutical science.
    • Holds accreditation for checking prescriptions dispensed by others.


    • Externally accreditied management courses, such as NHS leadership Academy - Edward Jenner, Mary Seacole or CPPE.
    • Accreditied medicines management qualifications.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust-Cross site


    B18 7QH

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