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Pharmacy Technician - Higher Level

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pharmacy Technician to join our Pharmacy Team. We provide high quality support to our patients and are looking for a motivated, flexible and forward-thinking Pharmacy technician. This post offers you the opportunity to progress your career in an innovative and supportive environment.

We support flexible working and will consider minimum of 30hrs per week.

This role will include taking part in late nights and weekend rotas.

Main duties of the job

As Pharmacy Technical you'll join our friendly team of assistants, technicians and pharmacists and work flexibly to deliver a Pharmacy Service rotating between, Dispensary, Aseptic unit and Medicines Optimisation on the wards.

Medicines Optimisation

This role will include Medicine reconciliation, assessment of patient's own drugs, counselling patients about their medicine, discharge facilitation and ward and dispensary-based medication supply.

Aseptic services

Working in our newly refurbished aseptic suite at the Beacon Production Unit preparing chemotherapy treatments, this is a Pharmacy run production unit with specialist equipment to help prepare individual patient treatments.


Dispensing medication for inpatients and outpatients from the pharmacy robot including controlled drugs. Take part in the final accuracy checking rotation and support the dispensary manager to supervise the dispensary team.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level in 3 Pharmacy Services or equivalent and BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent
  • Accredited Accuracy Checking Technician or willing to work towards Accredited Checking Technician accreditation within 6 months of commencing employment


  • In-process Pre process (PIPC)checking qualification in Aseptic production
  • Accredited Medicines Optimisation Technician
  • Managing Patients medicines requirements (PODs & One stop) PWDS or equivalent
  • Medicine Reconciliation PWDS or equivalent
  • Discharge facilitation PWDS or equivalent



  • Sound knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice
  • Experience of dispensing medicine for patients and counselling and providing advice for patients/carers


  • Understanding of medicine optimisation in mental health environment
  • Working as part of a multi-professional team within a clinical/ward environment
  • Contribution to audit and project work
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering high quality training to multiple staff groups such as Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road




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