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Senior Pharmacy Technician-Electronic Prescribing Support

East and North Herts NHS Trust
Mount Vernon
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Plus 15% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Senior Pharmacy Technician who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The role is ideal for newly qualified accuracy checking technicians who want to work in a busy and dynamic hospital pharmacy. Applicants with a retail pharmacy background are welcome to apply for this post as on the job training will be provided for all aspects of the role.

Any new qualified technicians without an Accuracy Checking qualification will be considered for this post and a Band 4 to Band 5 developmental plan will be offered.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the development, configuration, testing, implementation, monitoring and on-going management of the Electronic Prescribing (EP) System and other digital systems which support Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) prescribing.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

To support the development, configuration, testing, implementation, monitoring and on-going management of the Electronic Prescribing (EP) System and other digital systems which support Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) prescribing.

Be a champion user of the EP system, with an extensive knowledge and understanding of how the system works and understand the workflow that staff need to follow to ensure safety.

Provide help desk support in resolving any pharmacy, nursing, or prescribing related queries that are generated from system users.Assist Advanced Pharmacist Electronic Prescribing in the Development of new SOP's and amend local policies and guidelines as necessary with a view to changing practice in relation to the EP systems.

To support in the development and implementation of contingency plans to ensure patient safety and service delivery are maintained during system downtime, or in the event of system failure, and that timely system recovery is facilitated.

Contribute to the development of training policies and procedures for the training of pharmacy and other staff in the use of the EP systems.Responsible for the delivery of training programs.

To represent the interest of the EP projects at all times

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

In addition, you will receive a High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �4,314 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further information relating to this role.

Person Specification

Previous Experience


  • Experience in Pharmacy services


  • Previous experience in working in oncology
  • Experience in using JAC dispensing system
  • Previous experience in working experience with electronic prescribing system
  • Experience as a trainer



  • Computer and IT literate
  • Need for confidentiality
  • Preparation of written reports and procedures
  • Excellent clinical practice knowledge


  • Writing and maintaining SOPS, reports and performing audits

Qualifications / Training


  • NVQ3 or BTEC Cert. In Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent
  • Accredited Checking Technician (ACT)



  • Good team player - able to work alone and supervise others when necessary
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good organisation skills
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Demonstrates good use of initiative and self-motivation
  • Flexibility to deal with competing demands and interruption


  • Managing staff
  • Shows qualities of leadership in meeting targets of time, cost, quality and performance



  • Computer and IT literate
  • Competency in use of spreadsheets and large database
  • Preparation of written reports and procedures


  • Writing and maintaining SOPS, reports and performing audits

Other role requirements


  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Role model our Trust values every day

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Rickmansworth Road

Mount Vernon


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