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Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Management and ACPT

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To support the pharmaceutical service and the medicines management agenda in the UHB. To act as an accredited checking Pharmacy Technician (ACT).

To undertake the role of an accredited Medicine Management Pharmacy Technician.

Main duties of the job

  • To work within Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and be guided by professional good practice guidelines. To work as part of a team and also work independently and using own initiative to deal with problems, enquiries and urgent requests referring to the senior pharmacy technician or a pharmacist if necessary.
  • To use professional judgement to make appropriate decisions based on evaluating facts and options e.g. supply problems with urgent items.
  • To act as an accredited checking Pharmacy Technician undertaking the final check and release of prescriptions dispensed by other pharmacy staff.
  • To dispense and issue prescriptions, providing advice and information on medicines to patients, carers and nursing staff.
  • To participate in the ward-based medicines management service, assessing medicines, organising supplies and giving advice to patients.
  • To support the pharmacy logistics service in providing safe, effective and efficient pharmacy purchasing and distribution services.
  • To participate in pharmacy services on weekend/public holiday rotas.
  • To participate in the training and supervision of pharmacy assistants, student Pharmacy Technicians, pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy students.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake other dispensary duties including preparing specialist pharmacy products.
  • To participate in the induction and supervision of new pharmacy staff.
  • Discuss medication with patients and carers, obtain accurate drug histories and appropriately liaise with the clinical pharmacist about pharmaceutical care issues.
  • Communicate information to patients regarding prescriptions (e.g., advice on supply issues) and counsel patients on the correct and safe use of their medication, overcoming communication difficulties (e.g. elderly, confused or hard of hearing.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • BTEC Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Science
  • NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician accredited or working towards
  • Medicines Management accredited or working towards.



  • Previous experience working in a hospital setting.
  • Organising dispensing workflow.


  • Supervisory / Management Experience



  • Good communication both written and verbal.
  • Team-working.
  • Leadership and Organisational Skills.


  • Ability to speak welsh.

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Prince Charles Hospital, Pharmacy Department

Gurnos Estate

Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 9DT

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