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Band 5 Senior Support Pharmacy Technician - Dispensary Services

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton Coldfield
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An excellent development opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed individual to gain specialised skills in a senior role. We are looking for a motivated Pharmacy Technician to join our diverse team to support the Specialist Pharmacy Technician -- Dispensary Services in developing a high-quality pharmacy service.

We strive to develop the knowledge and skills of our workforce to enable them to advance personally and professionally and this is that ideal career development prospect. Therefore, recruiting the best talent to fulfil this role is really important to us. To help us achieve this, you must be an astute and resilient individual to join our busy team. Enthusiastic and flexible, you will have excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to work effectively both independently without supervision and within the existing team.

Benefits of this role include the opportunity to develop professional skills and an attractive committment to one late night per week, one bank holiday per year and one weekend in twelve.

If shortlisted for interview, we recommend that you arrange an informal visit to meet our team and fully appreciate what this post has to offer.

For further details contact Nickola Harris, Specialist Pharmacy Technician, Dispensary Services on 0121 4249336

Main duties of the job

With a forward-thinking approach, you will:

Be responsible for co-ordinating workflow through the dispensary providing services for inpatients, outpatients and discharge medication.

Oversee the daily operation in the main Dispensary, working towards achieving daily key performance indicators (KPIs).

Provide supervision for training, health and safety, and stock management.

Act as a role model and be responsible for the maintenance of waste management, reduction of expired medication and stock losses, and Controlled Drug regulations.

You will have:

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

An accredited accuracy checking qualification.

Significant experience working in a hospital Pharmacy environment.

The ability to lead a busy team and motivate others.

A flexible approach to accommodate the needs of the service.

This post offers in-service development training and the opportunity to gain valuable leadership and management skills. A requirement to participate in evenings, weekends, and bank holidays on a rotational basis will be necessary.

Please see job description for further information.

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



  • Must have the following:
  • *Professional Registration with the GPhC.
  • *Dispensing Accuracy Accreditation. West Midland's scheme or equivalent.
  • *Evidence of Continued Professional Development.
  • *Accredited Checking Technician (National Framework) or equivalent, unless applying for a progressional post under Agenda for Change Band 5 Annex U.
  • Plus one of the following:
  • *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



  • *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.
  • *Deputising for senior personnel, co-ordinating daily workflow including situational staff management.
  • *Understanding of Good Distribution Practice (GDP)
  • *Health and Safety at Work and COSHH
  • *Understanding of stock control and supply 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.
  • *Understanding of Pharmacy dispensing/stock control IT systems


  • *Experience in setting up new working practices or procedures.
  • *Participation in training of staff
  • *Experience of managing other grades of staff
  • *Participation in student technician training in a mentor relationship
  • *Understanding of ward environment

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to travel to other Trust sites.
  • *Flexible to work in accordance with service needs.
  • *Committed to abide by the Trust vision and values.
  • *

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Good Hope Hospital

Rectory Rd

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B75 7RR

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