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Band 5 Senior Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Management

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Senior Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Management

This post is based on Barnet Hospital of the Royal Free Hospital Trust. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and adaptable Pharmacy Technician with good communication and interpersonal skills to take on this challenging post. Your role will involve working with Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and other health care professionals on providing Medicines Management services at ward level.

The post holder will support the ward pharmacists to carry out medicines reconciliation for our newly admitted patients and the assessment of patients own drugs. You will support the day-to-day coordination of the satellite pharmacy by providing original pack dispensing, patient counselling and co-ordination of the supply of discharge medicines to our patients.

You will be an Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) and a qualified Medicine Management Pharmacy Technician. You must have evidence of registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and have good post qualification experience working as a Pharmacy Technician within an NHS Hospital Pharmacy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will ensure that the Medicines Management is delivered in a safe, effective, economic, and timely manner. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that all documentation and procedures are carried out in accordance with current legislation and guidelines.

Medicines Management will include supporting medicines optimisation at ward level. They will support the Pharmacy Technician Specialist (Medicines Management) in developing and maintaining the medicines management service at ward level. This will include the assessment of patients own drugs, medicines reconciliation, providing original pack dispensing, counselling patients about their medicines, top-ups, medicine returns and co-ordinating supply of discharge medicines which includes dispensing TTAs on the wards. The post holder will also support the induction and training of a range of staff, including (but not limited to) Pharmacy technicians, Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians (PTPTs) and Trainee Pharmacists (TPs).

About us

Our Trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers' money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

The Pharmacy Service at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust comprises of Inpatient and Outpatient dispensary services, ward based clinical pharmacy services, Medicines Information, aseptic and non-sterile production services, pharmacy stores & distribution, procurement, and homecare services. We cover a range of clinical specialties including HIV, general medicine, emergency services, surgery, rheumatology, hepatology, anti-coagulation, oncology & haematology, women's health, paediatrics, and infection control.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job description outlines the current main responsibilities of the post. However the duties of the post may change and develop over time and may therefore be amended in consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification

Education & Professional Qualifications


  • BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences and NVQ Pharmacy services Level 3 or equivalent
  • Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician


  • Accredited Checking Technician (ACT) or willing to work toward this
  • QCF A1 workplace assessor award or working towards this



  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • Significant and demonstrable post qualification hospital pharmacy experience
  • Previous assessable experience/understanding of JAC Pharmacy Computer System (or equivalent)
  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office software products
  • Ability and understanding of how to correctly and efficiently obtain accurate medication histories and contribute towards medicines reconciliation


  • Previous assessable managerial/ supervisory experience and experience in training
  • Previous assessable experience in recruitment and selection of staff

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills (with patients and staff of all levels)
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate proven ability to dispense accurately.
  • Demonstrate proven ability to counsel and give advice to patients/carers on medications.
  • Excellent understanding of computerised systems of stock control management
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise own workload and for staff managed.
  • Methodical methods of working and good decision - making skills
  • Demonstrate attention to detail.


  • Demonstrate ability to deal with conflict and complaints (with patients and staff of all levels)
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, organise & deliver induction & competency based training.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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