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Senior Technician - Medicines Safety & Governance (INTERNAL)

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£25,147 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time


Considerations will be made for a development post (B4 to B5) if not all of the essential criteria is met.

An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen to work alongside the Medicines Safety Officer (MSO) at Wye Valley Trust. The role will focus on improving medication error reporting, encouraging reflection and learning in a no-blame, constructive atmosphere.

This role will also include being a part of the ACT rota in the dispensary

Main duties of the job

Clinical Responsibilities:
  • To promote medication incident reporting within the Trust across all healthcare professionals.
  • To produce memos for Trust wide circulation to raise awareness of safety related incidents.
  • To co-ordinate medication audits throughout the Trust ensuring medications are stored safely and in line with national standards. To carry out other audits in relation to medication use across the Trust, some of which can be complex. To report data at high level.
  • To manage the security, ordering, supply and issue of FP10 prescriptions for NonMedical Prescribers (NMP) and specialty FP10 pads. To ensure all issues are controlled in line with Trust Policy. To maintain systems for recording the full process from order to issue and including audit returns.
  • Work with the Medicines Safety Officer (MSO) to help maintain a network of medicines safety champions within Wye Valley NHS Trust and work with these staff to promote this topic.
  • To hand-out medications when needed to patients in the Dispensary. To counsel patients where appropriate and within limitations of role.
  • To dispense medication when needed to support the workflow through the dispensary.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

for more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Current nationally recognised Accredited Checking Technician qualification.
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent OR BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy services or a recognised equivalent qualification to allow for compulsory registration.
  • Recognised, current high level Medicines Management qualification or able to demonstrate equivalent experience



  • IT literate in Word, PowerPoint and Excel or equivalent programs. Excellent keyboard skills.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.


  • Experience in taking formal minutes.



  • Post registration experience in a hospital pharmacy


  • Experience of project management.

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital



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