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Senior Pharmacy Technician, Procurement - Automation and Distribution

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Co-ordinate the logistics service and staff specialising in Procurement Services, directing workflow and skill mix and plan and deliver the training of pharmacy staff undertaking NVQ Level 2 and 3 qualifications, including appraising and mentoring.

Work within a range of technical pharmacy codes and procedures supporting the Pharmaceutical Service and the Medicines Management agenda in the UHB.

Dispense prescriptions undertake technical checks of prescriptions, emergency drug boxes and over labelled prescription medicines.

Work with the MMPU and clinical procurement team to manage medication shortages, and source appropriate alternatives as directed.

Main duties of the job

Manage the service and staff within the procurement, distribution and stores teams.

Manage, develop and participate in the provision of specialist Pharmacy Procurement Services ensuring that the supply of medicines is cost effective.

Be responsible for implementing changes and continual quality improvement within these services.

Be responsible for the management and service of Automation regarding the pharmacy robot and Automated Dispensing Systems (Mediwells / Omnicell).

Be responsible for ensuring that for Prince Charles Hospital, medication is ordered in line with national and regional contracts.

Ensuring a constant supply of quality medicines through the Pharmacy to the UHB and its patients by managing the purchase order, delivery and payment systems.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English 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

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 Knowledge


  • Demonstrable expertise and knowledge to Degree Level or equivalent acquired through BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science, NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services and training.
  • Medicines Management Training qualification.
  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician qualification.
  • MCIPS or CIPS recognised qualification or commitment to complete qualification in post.
  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with GPhC.
  • Good knowledge of pharmacy procurement or supply chain management procedures and practice.
  • Committed to Continued Professional Development. Up to date CPD portfolio.


  • Supervisory/management qualification.
  • Accredited Pharmacy Technician UK membership.2
  • Current knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice.



  • Significant post qualification pharmacy experience including working as a Pharmacy Technician at a Higher Level.2
  • Experience of training and mentoring staff.
  • Supply Chain Management experience.


  • Experience of supervising/organising workload of others.

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to manage a team and work constructively with other disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Negotiation skills. Good influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Able to prioritise, organise and reallocate daily tasks.
  • Able to cope with multiple interruptions and take responsibility for unplanned issues.
  • Accurate and consistent in work application.
  • Able to train, mentor, supervise and assess others in procurement practices.
  • Able to make decisions and solve problems.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and accurate data entry.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills including calculations, percentages, decimal, fractions.

Other Role Requirements


  • Highly motivated.
  • Able to lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to use own initiative particularly in relation to problem solving.
  • Willing to accept a challenge and break new ground.
  • Approachable and professional manner.
  • Attend training at sites other than base and outside UHB.


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1) or willingness to work towards achieving this level.
  • Ability to work at hospital sites across the UHB locality and travel throughout the locality in a timely manner.

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Prince Charles Hospital

Gurnos Estate

Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 9DT

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