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Team Leader Distribution

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a registered Pharmacy Technician with Hospital Pharmacy experience and a keen interest in utilising technology in the provision of Pharmacy Services.You will be responsible for managing the ward Topping Up service andthe receipt and supply functions of the Distribution area . The post holder must be able to develop the service in line with best practice. This is an opportunity to develop line management experience as you will be responsible for the recruitment and development of a team ofassistants.We are looking for an experienced Pharmacy Technician to become the Trouble-shooter for the Omnicell Intelligent Storage system and Pharmacy Robot, experience would be a benefit but not essential.Applicants must have the NVQ Pharmacy Services Level 3 qualification(or equivalent) and BTEC or equivalent certificate and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact :Poonam Khabra Procurement Distribution and Homecare Manager on ext 5336 or email orCelia Dinely Procurement and Distribution Team Leader email celia.dineley@gosh.nhs.u

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain Standard Operating Procedures for Topping Up, the Automated Dispensing Robot and intelligent Storage Systems
  • To develop and maintain tailored training programmes for Topping Up, the Automated Dispensing Robot and Intelligent Storage System
  • To assist with stock control and carry out investigations to resolve any discrepancies
  • Participate in the Dispensary late duty rota.
  • To cover for the Deputy Team Leader Dispensary if needed
  • To be responsible for adding new products and bar codes to the system
  • To be responsible for recording and investigating system errors reported by users and to provide prompt and appropriate support as required
  • To Liaise with the ward Pharmacist and lead nurse with regard to the installation of intelligent storage on wards and departments
  • To provide and manage an efficient pharmacy topping up service to intensive care units, theatres, wards and departments in the Trust
  • To support the Purchasing and Homecare team Manager with the day-to-day running of the Distribution
  • To be responsible for the weekly top up rota ensuring that the workload is evenly spread amongst the team and to adjust the rota accordingly for Bank Holidays

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • BTEC and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) Level 3 (City and Guilds) and Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF) or equivalent qualification supported by Pharmacy work
  • GPhC registered Pharmacy Technician
  • The following qualifications in progress or willing to work towards: Accredited checking Technician (ACPT)



  • Relevant Hospital pharmacy experience as a qualified Technician
  • Dispensing and Distribution stock control systems
  • Multidisciplinary Team Working
  • Proven experience in training and assessment of junior staff


  • EPIC Computer system including Electronic Prescribing
  • Operation of Automated Dispensing Robot & Intelligent Storage Systems
  • Use of medicines in specialist area of paediatrics



  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Problem and decision making skills
  • Methodical approach to work and good attention to detail
  • Patient focused and sensitive to patient needs
  • Good patient counselling skills & proficient in providing advice to patients/parents
  • Computer skills including Power Point, Excel

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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