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Pharmacy Technician (MM/ACT) Procurement / Patient Services

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a passionate pharmacy technician looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for a driven Pharmacy Technician to join the team at the Royal Gwent Hospital (RGH), within a split role between patient services and procurement.

You will work full time, (37.5 hours per week) covering duties within pthe pharmacy procurement and medicines management services. No prior procurement experience required as full training will be provided, giving you broad exposure to hospital pharmacy and provide the skills and experience to develop your career further.

In this role you will be accountable to the Senior Technician for Procurement and be given the autonomy to implement exciting new projects ensuring continuous improvement for the service and purchase to pay cycle.

Our procurement team ethos is We believe procurement should be pro-active not reactive. Our vision is to deliver a modern top-class procurement service which is driven by data, bringing the service user closer to the decision-making process.

If you would like to become part of a dynamic new pharmacy procurement team that delivers a high-quality medicines service to a variety of patients, wards/departments and peripheral hospitals then please apply below.

Main duties of the job

Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Technician Procurement, assist in the management of medicines procurement on the RGH site.

To assist in delivering the day-to-day management of medicines procurement within a framework of legal, professional, departmental and Health Board financial policies and procedures.

Deputise for the Senior Technician, Procurement as needed.

To carry out the accurate dispensing and distribution of pharmaceuticals to patients, wards, departments, hospitals and clinics served by ABUHB.

To undertake accuracy checking of prescriptions / patient profiles that have been dispensed by other pharmacy staff in line with local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

To provide a ward-based medicines management service as part of the pharmacy team.

To provide advice to patients/carers on pharmaceutical matters.

To train and supervise less experienced technicians, trainees and support staff.

To use the pharmacy and other computer systems in order to carry out all tasks in an accurate and efficient manner.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Accredited Checking Technician
  • Medicines Management Qualification including Drug history taking /medicines reconciliation
  • Evidence of Continuing Educational and Personal development


  • Welsh Speaker

Person specification


  • Organisational abilities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • IT Literate
  • Procurement and ward experience

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road


NP20 2UB

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