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Band 5 Clinical Pharmacy Technician

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a motivated Pharmacy Technician, dedicated to improving the care and safety of NHS patients in a busy acute hospital Trust?

We are looking for a Pharmacy Technician to join our pharmacy team supporting our clinical pharmacy services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust. You will be responsible for delivery of a high quality clinical pharmacy service and supporting the overall Medicine Optimisation agenda in the Trust.

You will support the ward pharmacy service as part of a multidisciplinary team, carrying out medicines optimisation activities including medication history taking, counselling of patients and supporting the safe discharge of patients by transcribing discharge medicines on to the electronic discharge summary.

We are looking for an experienced and forward-thinking Pharmacy Technician with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will play a major role in the improvement and development of the clinical pharmacy services, embracing new technologies and opportunities, so that the service continues to evolve to meet the demands of our service users in a changing NHS.

Main duties of the job

  • Medicines Optimisation activities such as medication history taking, assessment of patients own medicines, ordering/transcribing of medicines for supply & counselling patients.
  • Audit and service development including monitoring of medicine security standards, controlled drug standards, etc.
  • Training of staff members on all aspect of medicines.
  • Supporting assurance and governance work within the division.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Applicants must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and must also hold an accreditation in Medicines Management which meets the standards of the National Medicines Management Framework. The suitable candidate will need to have a breadth of pharmacy experience in a hospital setting, with the proven ability to perform as a team player.

Contact details

For further information about this post please contact Michael Dixie, Chief Pharmacy Technician, Clinical pharmacy services on extension 6402

Person Specification



  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a UK Pharmacy Technician
  • ACPT Checking Qualification


  • Qualifications to be NVQ Assessor / Educational Supervisor / Practice Supervisor
  • Has completed the Health Education England Medicines Optimisation Programme or equivalent



  • Experience of being in a Medicines Management role eg: Assessment of Patients own medicines, drug history taking and medicines reconciliation.
  • Experience of dealing with patients and the public


  • Experience of working in a ward environment
  • Experience of staff training and supervision
  • Experience of using JAC computer system
  • Audit / project work



  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written including IT skills such as word processing)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with seniors, peers and multidisciplinary teams


  • IT skills such as using databases and spread sheets

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy
  • Confident in own judgement
  • Ability to demonstrate good organisational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Demonstrates PRIDE values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital



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