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Senior Pharmacy Technician- Homecare

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£28,407 to £34,581 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Pharmacy is a friendly, progressive department. We pride ourselves on our high standards of pharmaceutical input and investment in innovative technologies and professional development to ensure the best possible patient care. Both dispensaries within the Trust are fully automated.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated ad progressive Pharmacy Technician to join our Pharmacy Homecare Team based at Bassetlaw Hospital. The team manages the Homecare Service across the whole of the Trust.

The successful candidate must be a qualified Pharmacy Technician (BTEC National Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences/NVQ3 in Pharmaceutical Skills, or equivalent) and registered with the GPhC. Original certificates would be required to be presented at interview.

Candidates with equivalent qualifications from overseas must also hold a Statement of Comparability. This must also be provided at interview.

Hours for the post are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm with 1 hours unpaid break per day.

The candidate will be expected to participate in the rota for the extended hours opening of the department. Currently this is 2 hours on a Saturday morning as well as a full 7.5 hour day on bank holidays

Interviews will be held on 7th August 2024.

Main duties of the job

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of a high quality Pharmacy Homecare Service to the Trust and its external customers
  • Receive and raise orders using the Wellsky Homecare module to forward to Homecare providers along with prescriptions prioritising as appropriate
  • Train to an advance level to be able to assist with the Homecare patient database, Homecare provider on-line portals and the Wellsky Homecare module
  • Work to minimise delays in delivery of medication to patients by ensuring that orders are placed promptly and prescriptions are made available to the Homecare Providers at the appropriate time
  • Use initiative to deal with problematic and/or urgent pharmaceutical orders, analysing options and making judgements where appropriate so that patient safety is not compromised
  • Accurately review simple and complex invoices for Homecare medicines referring to individual contracts for pricing identifying and resolving any discrepancies and chase up any outstanding invoice queries with the relevant Homecare providers
  • Act as a point of contact and deal with verbal and written complaints, safety issues, and assist with the investigating of DATIX incidents
  • Authorise further supplies of medications according to agreed protocols
  • Deputise for the Pharmacy Homecare Services Manager in their absence
  • Participate in the bank holiday and extended hours rota as required.

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS FT is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the surrounding areas. Our services are based over three main hospital sites employing over 6,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it's our pledge to help youDevelop,BelongandThrive,Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to support a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement commencing at 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata).o Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • BTEC Level 3 Pharmaceutical Science with NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Service Skills or equivalent.
  • Registered with the GPhC.


  • Accredited Checking Technician.
  • Supervisory Management qualification e.g. NVQ level 2
  • Evidence of MS Office courses
  • Experience of maintaining a database
  • Team Leading or equivalent experience.



  • Proven pharmacy experience.
  • Previous experience of training/supervising staff


  • Familiar with automated dispensing experience
  • Familiar with a changing working environment
  • Hospital pharmacy experience
  • Experience of ward based pharmacy services

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Bassetlaw Hospital

Kilton Hill


S81 0BD

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