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Pharmacy Technician

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inc HCA
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and committed pharmacy technician? Would you like to join our pharmacy technician development program? You will undertake pharmacy-related duties across all sites in the Trust and will be based in Hackney (E9 6SR, E9 5TD, N4 2ES) You will be required to undertake ward stock top up and non-stock top up and participate in dispensary duties. You will use pharmacy electronic ordering systems to co-ordinate and maintain supply of medicines to wards and work with the other technicians to improve stock systems and reduce waste. You will also support the pharmacists with medicines reconciliation as well as undertaking audits and stock reviews.

We are enthusiastic about supporting our staff to develop, as such, you will be required to work across our pharmacy dispensary and clinical teams. You will be an accredited medicines management training (AIMMS) and/or Accredited checking technician training (ACT) or working towards it. You should have a BTEC / NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent and be registered on the UK GPHC professional registration.

Main duties of the job

1. To assist with the provision of a high-quality pharmacy optimisation service to patients of the


2. Co-ordinates and maintains medication supply to the wards and teams.

3. Assesses identified patient's individual pharmaceutical care needs within 72 hours of admission.

4. Initiates and completes a medicine reconciliation for each identified patient.

5. Is a key member of the Multidisciplinary Team, participating in weekly team meetings to maximise

patients' potential for independent medicines optimisation.

6. To support the clinical pharmacy team in attaining CQUIN and KPI targets

7. Ensures all documentation in regard to Medications Optimisation on the unit is completed


8. To participate in dispensary duties where applicable

9. To maintain Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) status

10. To prepare and maintain Medicines Optimisation (MOPs) accreditation.

11. To prepare discharge medication (TTAs) in a timely and efficient manner

12. To communicate discharge information to patients, Community Pharmacies and GPs

13. To participate in the weekend rota.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting young people and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

We are also passionate about staff well-being and the trust also pride themselves on learning and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please for further information kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Educational/ Qualification


  • Completion of a GPhC approved integrated competency and knowledgebased qualification/course (i.e. BTEC/ City & Guilds/NVQ3 pharmacy or equivalent)
  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC
  • Nationally accredited with a medicine's optimisation qualification
  • Mandatory CPD to maintain fitness to practice


  • Completed final accuracy checking training as part of the pharmacy technician qualification (post-2020) OR Nationally accredited with a final accuracy checking qualification (pre-2020)



  • Hospital pharmacy post qualification experience
  • Success in a previous post requiring completion of work to deadlines
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Drug history taking
  • Ward based clinical work


  • Experience in tutoring and training
  • Previous experience of audit
  • Previous experience in providing clinical mental health services.

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Awareness of the issues around quality and patient care
  • Be able to plan own activities on a day to day and ongoing basis
  • Understanding the hospital flow Knowledge of all regulations and legislation relevant to pharmacy, dispensary and clinical services
  • Knowledge of pharmacy computer and automation systems
  • Experience of using Microsoft software Be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats with staff and patients
  • Able to work autonomously and productively within a team
  • Understanding the discharge process


  • Able to monitor, review and develop service standards
  • Knowledge of medicines and therapies used in the treatment of mental health conditions
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to mental health
  • Experience of using EPMA - JAC
  • Experience of using RIO, JAC
  • Able to use Microsoft Excel/Word/Teams to intermediate level

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health

Homerton row


E9 6SR

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