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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Medicines & Controlled Drugs Governance

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, motivated Pharmacy Technician to manage the storage, supply and governance of controlled drugs within the Inpatient Dispensary. You will also work as part of the Pharmacy Clinical Governance team implementing medication safety projects and completing audits.

Main duties of the job

o Development and implementation of medication safety projects within the Trust.o To co-ordinate the development of the Pharmacy Audit Plan and the on-going monitoring and implementation of action plans.o To develop and deliver training to clinical staff within the Trust on aspects of medication safety.o To lead the review, update and development of Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedures and reporting to appropriate committees.o To manage the storage, supply and governance of Controlled Drugs within the Inpatient Dispensary.o To support the Inpatient Dispensary Manager in the management, co-ordination and delivery of the service facilitating discharge, one-stop dispensing and Controlled Drugs Governance.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 11th July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 23rd July 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • NVQ3 Pharmacy Services, BTEC Pharmaceutical Science or CGLI/Apothecaries Hall pre 1985 certificates.
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Accredited checking Pharmacy Technician or willing to undertake


  • Member of Association of Pharmacy Technicians (APTUK)
  • Management accreditation or qualification
  • IT qualification
  • Accredited as an Educational Supervisor for the ACPT scheme
  • Attendance at Train the Trainer course



  • Hospital Pharmacy Dispensary practices
  • Controlled Drug Legislation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to create documents and spread sheets and extract information.



  • Ability to communicate information effectively and overcome barriers to understanding
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to contribute to team meetings
  • Ability to organise project work and work unsupervised and to work to deadlines/targets
  • Good organisation skills and capable of managing own workload.
  • Ability to demonstrate accurate numeracy skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targets


  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Ability to review and adapt plans as circumstances dictate
  • Ability to train different staff groups

Additional requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Ability to think ahead and plan accordingly
  • Ability to prioritise and organise routine daily tasks using own initiative



  • Post qualification experience including hospital dispensary experience.
  • Experience of working within Controlled Drug legislation
  • Experience of staff training and supervision


  • Hospital ward based pharmacy experience
  • Experience in & an understanding of Pharmacy Governance
  • Experience of leading a team or small scale service or service change
  • Experience of communicating with a broad range of stakeholders

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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