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Pharmacy Technician, Ward Based - Band 5

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to the promotion of the previous postholder's, we have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and registered Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician to join our pharmacy ward based team. The post will be responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient and effective patient care.

We are a department that is committed to the extended role of technicians, and you will gain experience in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice in our busy department. We offer excellent in house training where you will be supported and encouraged to further develop your skills. Your duties will include dispensary services, patient counselling, ward based work and accuracy checking.

You must possess excellent communication and organisational skills in order to provide efficient and safe pharmacy services for patients.

You will be a qualified pharmacy technician with BTEC/NVQ3 in pharmaceutical sciences or recognised equivalent and a BTEC accuracy checking qualification or equivalent. In addition to this you should have current professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Hours per week: 37.5 (part time also considered)

Main duties of the job

As a ward based Pharmacy Technician, you will:
  • Be an effective and proactive team member of our team.
  • Be responsible for the supply of medication to patients.
  • Complete Medicines reconciliation for our newly admitted patients.
  • Provide medicines management support to wards.
  • Management and processing of discharge prescriptions at ward level.
  • To complete accuracy checking both at ward level and on designated slots within the dispensary.
  • Be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Support service improvement and becoming an integral part of the team.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application

Person Specification



  • Successfully completed BTEC and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Accuracy checking qualification

Knowledge & Skills


  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines whilst paying attention to detail



  • Understanding hospital pharmacy working practices


  • Ward Based service experience
  • Prison health experience



  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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