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Clinical Trials Pharmacy Technician

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Clinical Trial Pharmacy Technician who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The role is ideal for newly qualified accuracy checking technicians who want to work in a busy and dynamic hospital pharmacy. Applicants with a retail pharmacy background are welcome to apply for this post as on the job training will be provided for all aspects of the role. Any new qualified technicians without an Accuracy Checking qualification will be considered for this post and a Band 4 to Band 5 developmental plan will be offered.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day activities within the pharmacy clinical trials department at Lister Pharmacy such as general dispensing, clinical trial set up, patient counselling and associated pharmaceutical duties.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Trial Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for the processing of clinical trial chemocare prescriptions and to supply trial drugs on a timely basis.

To be responsible for the ordering and receiving of clinical trials supplies, keeping, and maintaining records as required by GCP.

To ensure the correct storage of all clinical trial products in areas designated and labelled for clinical trial drug storage.

To be responsible for the accurate maintenance of records for clinical trial drug dispensing.

To ensure that where required, all clinical trial drug returns are appropriately recorded and stored.

To attend clinical trial initiation visits and support drug company CRA / monitoring visits.

To assist in the writing of standard dispensing procedures for each clinical trial requiring dispensing of clinical trial drugs.

To produce clinical trial drug labels as needed for specific studies.

To be responsible for the timely invoicing of pharmaceutical companies for monies owed for trials.

To co-ordinate the accurate filing of trial related correspondence, ensuring actions are taken if required (in liaison with the clinical trials pharmacists).

To plan and prioritise own and department workload in relation to clinical trials.

To participate in methods of monitoring the quality of the provision of pharmaceutical services for clinical trials, especially through practice audit.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description and Person spec for further details on the role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent
  • Registered with GPhC as a Technician


  • ACT Checker

Previous Experience


  • Experience in Pharmacy services


  • Experience in using JAC dispensing system
  • Previous experience in working with oncology patients



  • Computer and IT literate
  • Need for confidentiality
  • Preparation of written reports and procedures


  • Writing and maintaining SOPS, reports and performing audits

Qualifications / Training


  • NVQ3 or BTEC Cert. In Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent
  • Accredited Checking Technician (ACT)



  • Good team player - able to work alone and supervise others when necessary
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good organisation skills
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Demonstrates good use of initiative and self-motivation


  • Previous use of JAC system
  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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